The ninth film from Quentin Tarantino is set to hit UK cinemas next month and now the BBFC have given their verdict. Unsurprisingly, Once Upon A Time In Hollywood has been given an 18 certificate, following in the footsteps of all of the director’s films. The reason given is for the film’s “strong bloody violence”; Tarantino’s signature mark no less. So where could the bloodshed be coming from this time?
Well, Once Upon A Time In Hollywood is set in 1969 Hollywood, following the fading careers of a Western TV star and his stunt double.
Meanwhile, Sharon Tate, who was murdered by the Manson Family that year, lives next door.
And considering Tarantino’s new tendency to right the wrongs of history – like killing Hitler before D-Day in Inglourious Basterds – perhaps Charles Manson and his crew are going to get what’s coming to them.
Also, in the BBFC release, the film’s runtime was revealed.
The Daily Telegraph wrote: “Tarantino luxuriates in bringing this prelapsarian heyday roaring back to life, and the effect is pure movie-world intoxication, laced with in-jokes and nibble-ably sweet period detail.
While the LA Times said: “[A] richly evocative, conceptually jaw-dropping, excessively foot-fetishizing, inescapably terrifying and unexpectedly poignant movie.”
And Variety commented: “It’s a heady, engrossing, kaleidoscopic, spectacularly detailed nostalgic splatter collage of a film.”
Once Upon A Time In Hollywood is released in UK cinemas on August 14, 2019.