“Killers of the Flower Moon” had its world premiere
in Cannes. The star-studded adaptation of the novel by Martin Scorsese was almost frenetically celebrated.
With his plan, which has been known for years, to want to withdraw from the film business as a director after the tenth film, Quentin Tarantino regularly causes heated discussions on social media. The 60-year-old, who has created a cult of sorts around himself with groundbreaking works like Pulp Fiction and the two-parter Kill Bill, believes you can’t get better with age. On the contrary, in his opinion, the worst film contributions are always the last in the filmography of filmmakers (Playboy, via Entertainment Weekly).
“Killers of the Flower Moon” is apparently not a second too long
If this acclaim in Cannes doesn’t give you an indication of the quality of the $200 million+ western based on author David Grann’s The Crime: The Osage Murders and the FBI, then perhaps the first reactions from the world premiere:
Killers of the Flower Moon: Leonardo DiCaprio gives the best performance of his life in a frequently great Scorsese epic that misses the mythic sweep of the book but succeeds instead as a toxic love story.
— david ehrlich (@davidehrlich) May 20, 2023750 x 100 AD PLACEMENT
Killers of the Flower Moon – Another Scorsese mobster movie, this time about how greed & white supremacy drained this Native American reservation – Osage County. Utterly dark & depressing throughout most of it until Jesse Plemons shows up to wrangle up some criminals. #Cannes2023 pic.twitter.com/rL7UfNfROe
— Alex B. @ #Cannes2023 🍥 (@firstshowing) May 20, 2023
KILLERS OF THE FLOWER MOON…WOW. A harrowing story that is difficult to watch given the subject matter, but you can’t help but marvel at the mastery on screen. Leonardo DiCaprio, Lily Gladstone and Robert De Niro are absolutely incredible. Among top tier Martin Scorsese pic.twitter.com/MCRkzfK9rG
— Ema Sasic (@ema_sasic) May 20, 2023
KILLERS OF THE FLOWER MOON is an epic crime western with some of Martin Scorsese’s darkest thematic content to date. Leonardo DiCaprio, Robert De Niro & Lily Gladstone are all phenomenal. The powerful ending took this from solid to excellent. A tragic rumination on greed & power. pic.twitter.com/DG2AyISKAK
— Matt Neglia @Cannes (@NextBestPicture) May 20, 2023
In this country, the inclined audience can watch the film in cinemas from October 19, 2023.