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 4/10

Well, that was very underwhelming. I tried 3 times to get into this movie, but was so bored out of my mind that i kept falling asleep.

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(2mo)
 9/10

I know i know, nearly all Tarrantino lovers hate this one, or at least consider it to be mediocre.
AUX CONTRAIRE
Its one of my favourite ones.
You can watch this totally relaxed all way through and as a reward you get a mad and funny scene in the end. We know Di Caprio and Pitt can be a great acting couple, but here they are brilliant.I have hardly seen a movie where you can see both world stars so close in their wonderfully aged beauty.
Captures 60s feelings and especially music in a way you think "Why was i born so late. AWESOME soundtrack
In my opinion Tarrantino makes fun about Tarrantino style elements in a georgeous way.
This movie is consumed best with some weed and friends to get a real good laugh in the end.

Look at it like this a long lasting slow Tarrantino back massage with a slap on your bum in the end. I like the last sentence (i mean mine).

9/10

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(4mo)
 10/10

This movie profoundly affected me as did the [SPOILER] in my youth. You most certainly have to be from that era to even begin to understand this movie. The entire show was a set up for the grand final and was done with absolute excellence.

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(4mo)

I've seen bowls of sloppy diarrhoea that are more entertaining than this so-called film. Thus if aliens visit earth soon, which I'm sure they will, I hope they don't see this film and get the wrong idea about humans. If they did I'm sure they'd kill us. We don't deserve to live after making this movie, they'd say, and then they'd zap us dead with their laser guns. And quite right too. This movie would be the total blame for aliens wiping us out.

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(4mo)

I felt it was an over hyped overrated fantasy.It could have had so much potential I feel Terrantino has lost it I'm no longer interested in his work.

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(4mo)
 8/10

A solid 8. Quentin Tarantino' directing style made this movie good. I liked the ending.

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(5mo)
 5/10

THE most over rated film I've ever seen.

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(6mo)
 9/10

Initially I did not like this movie and very unlike me did not finish, but I gave it another chance, Yes, the beginning was slow but there were moments interwoven throughout that paid off in the end. Remember, this is a story about Hollywood, once upon a time.

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(9mo)

DEFINITELY a bit different, but if TRUE, a beautiful, fantastic way for Hollywood to affect Reality, and History!

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(10mo)

I am a big QT fan. I waited patiently for this one to come out. I was very disappointed. It has a great acting cast that did well. Never the less, it was very boring waiting for something to happen. [SPOILER].. Next I waited to see it happen and nothing was shown except a violent woman dying. This was by far the worse movie QT has ever made. I do hope QT makes another to redeem himself after this boring, waiting for it to be over flick. You can call it art if you like, but there is bad art and this is it.

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(10mo)
 8/10

2nd Review
If you claim to be a Quinton Tarentino fan, I don't see how you wouldn't love this movie. It is the signature Tarentino style, with great actors relaying his vision. Yes, the Bruce Lee thing was done wrong, as he has admitted. The maturing of Leo's character, by realizing his worth and striving to be the best was award worthy. Brad Pitt is simply awesome in this movie, and the so-called "boring parts" were setting up the fantastic ending. Quinton Tarentino at his drawn-out, heavy-dialog, history-altering best! Don't retire anytime soon.

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(12mo)

Decent movie, but really really needed to be about a third of the length.

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(1y)
 5/10

I would say that the cast was very good, the acting was excellent, and story was okey.
What I did not like is the way story was told. It was sooo dragged out, that it became mostly boring. You could cut off like 40-50 minutes from the movie easily. Also what frustrated me was the portrayal of Bruce Lee. It was so bad and horrible I wanted to sink in a ground from pain watching that part.

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(1y)

It was good, but nothing special. I am flabbergasted at the high praise this movie gets.

[SPOILERS] The hippy camp scene was totally unnecessary and way too long [/SPOILERS]

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(1y)
 5/10

I never had such mixed feelings as i have for this movie, i mean i really loved every movie directed by Tarantino which is probably what kept me watching this one, it is slow, boring, not a really interesting story for the most part, you only feel like it's a Tarantino movie right up the end for the last 20 min or so and even that is a bit disappointing.

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(1y)
 8/10

I liked it fine. I grew up with those shows, clothes and cars. It was far more cerebral than one might expect from Tarinto. I kept it, expecting to watch it again someday. I don't often do that. I remember, if not lived all that history so I very much enjoyed the ending.

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(1y)
 6/10

Meh. This movie was way too long and boring. There was really no point to it besides showing a [SPOILER] and that only happens in the last 20 mins of the movie. The acting was good and the cinematography was good, but how many shots do we need of people driving around old Hollywood? I usually love Tarantino films, but this one was a total let down for me. So much hype over a totally bland movie. If you want my advice, watch the last 20 mins and skip the rest.

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(1y)
 10/10

Hell Yeah!! It makes you think, Maybe that's what really happened, And if it was, What a fantastic Cover-up.

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(1y)
 10/10

I also read that Leonardo and Brad's relationship in the film was based on the relationship that Butt Reynolds had work his stunt double. Leonard's character itself was based on 3 different Western actors from that time.
Just an FYI...Teeny?

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(1y)
 10/10

I guess I'm the odd one out here but I really liked this film. I've found with Tarantino films you either love them or hate themb with nothing in-between. I thought it was quirky and funny and I like that it was more about what was going on at that time in that area than just the typical Manson/Tate film. I thought the ending was imaginative and way more rewarding than what really happened or what could have happened in real life. I've always been a Tarantino film lover and my husband not at all. He laughed all the way through the movie and totally loved it as well. Just don't go into expecting a typical horror movie on Manson bc that isn't what it is.

?% Teeny approved ? ??

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(1y)

Boring and dragged on. Last 20 mins was the best part. To me, the actors should have chosen a better movie to show case their talent. The dog did a great job in the movie!

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(1y)
 9/10

Wow what a movie, the mind of this man, All Tarantino only him, liked all his films, It's all here the music,cars,shooting,killing the acting was outstanding and story line if your a fan it is worth the time to watch it ... Can't wait for the next movie that comes out of his mind !

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(1y)
 6/10

Watched this over 3 days every half hour I kept falling asleep! The last 40 mins is the best really woke me up. True tarrentino... dunno with the first half was bout tho...

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(1y)
 4/10

I can't watch LD and BP and take them seriously anymore. Too much bad press. I now seem them as who they are in real life. Al Pacino was in the movie too - I didn't get that with him. The movie ending I liked. I cheered. I wish it ended like that but Im afraid it didn't. I actually think of Sharon Tate from time to time. Her death was so incredibly brutal. Horrific. She was so pregnant. Baby was murdered. I don't understand how anyone could do that - what are their minds like? They are animals.

The movie is silly, kind of slow moving and boring for me but the ending? The ending was nice. If only in real life people who were slaughtered could have happy endings somehow.

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(1y)

Achilles still has it (Anubis x2 on the assist) lmao... Decent film, Ending sequence absolutely brilliant I could not help but laugh, I'm sorry.

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(1y)
 9/10

Amazing movie very creative only a true movie fan like QT can bring a film like this to life. Everyone else you just don't get art or appreciate film.

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(1y)
 1/10

pointless crud, senseless and literally pimpimg out brads abs to get viewers, i never thought he is attractive and he is a mumbler, always looks like he has marbles in his mouth.
This is what passes for movies these days, absolutely no quality and no story and the cresendo of a finale of simulated violence we can all cheer about. Dumb as fk.

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(1y)

Brutal....Tarantino is such a master....just not at this one.

And DiCaprio? Such a putz...wasted role...no talent evidenced here

FAIL! 0/10

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(1y)

@joeyzee and I hate to admit it.....but I travel far too much and the only movie on the plane that was "worth" watching was.....this one...

captive audience, that's 161 minutes I will never get back. A sh*tty movie about a sh*tty actor playing a sh*tty actor....

But, you know, Pitt was not half bad (considering).

Leonardo - you are past your prime! Like the expired yoghurt now in my garbage....I have thrown you into the bin....
why do you subject us to such a half a**ed performance? Go away! no, seriously, p*ss off! Go count your millions.....and let real actors ply their trade....so we can enjoy them. You.....not so much

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(1y)
 2/10

Self congratulatory boys club Hollyweird schlock. Tarantino has no edge but a dull and reminiscent one. One to be watched in retrospect only.

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(1y)
 4/10

With the title Once Upon a Time... you know it is not based on what really happened. It to me was boring until they actually brought the Manson family in and it still dragged till the last 20 minutes or so. Thought the ending was great such a shame that couldn't have been the real life ending of what actually happened back then. Heard some great old songs and some long forgotten commercials as well as being reminded of some old TV shows

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(1y)

Peace to all, this movie is not a movie. It is visual art, for the mind controlled. I actually think this movie was an experiment because it sucked so bad. Jack nicholson poster in the driveway, wow. Hogans heros, yeah that show was a trip. But this movie was not . I get it Tarentino is a genius, but zero connection with me. If it was shorter it would have been better, thats it, sorry

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@pizzaguy666 That was actually DiCaprio in the poster in the driveway. It does look a lot like Nicholson though.

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@pizzaguy666 Agreed. It was strangely boring. I was surprised at how bad it was.

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(1y)
 8/10

I thought it was great. Leo and Brad Pitt were great. I enjoyed the story, and the ending was worth watching it. I don't understand, unless you've never seen a Tarantino movie before, but you should know how he makes movies by now. So many complaints about his style, what the hell are you expecting? He's not remaking Pulp Fiction folks!! I loved it, hope he keeps at it.

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(1y)
 8/10

Personally enjoyed it. So many things could take place here. We all know what happens to Sharon Tate in real history, but this little embellishment to the days leading up to the night of Helter Skelter, was pretty well done.

I really thought for sure they would somehow weave the death of Bruce Lee into this. Guess they'll save it for the Part II? Nah, that is too gruesome and depressing... Tarantino will leave it at this.

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(1y)

Good Lord, this was one of the most boring movies I've seen in a decade. I can handle one or two cinematography masturbation shots of late 60's early 70's LA but there was at least a good 30+ minutes of that. I like Brad Pitt but not enough to watch his boring home movies driving around smoking and not doing anything for an half hour. The only thing that will wake you up is the last 20 minutes. If you grew up in the 70's like I did imagine an episode of Mannix, Ironside or McMillan and Wife minus all the detective work, intrigue or fight scenes for over 2 hours straight. If this movie was a 70's TV show you would have turned off after the first brutal hour waiting for anything to pay off or happen. It was filmed beautifully. The acting great. But this was a long slow slog through the snow just to get to a made up fairy tale ending to one of the most evil events in American history. If you are going to do a Fairy tale ending they could have at least let Tate be the hero to her own story; Nope. ...
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@Antihero The ending was meant to be a fairy tale and at the same time sorrowful and crushing because the truth of the matter is so well known.
If you're a big QT fan, consider for a moment how much of his real life and professional experience is incorporated into this story. When you see it from that angle, it sheds new light on the story and makes it a bit more interesting. It's not just about the actor, the stuntman and the movie star.

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@Antihero Quote: If you grew up in the 70's like I did imagine an episode of Mannix, Ironside or McMillan and Wife minus all the detective work, intrigue or fight scenes for over 2 hours straight. If this movie was a 70's TV show you would have turned off after the first brutal hour waiting for anything to pay off or happen. /endquote

So, you're saying this was basically a prolonged Lou Grant episode?

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(1y)

@LesParas I liked it fine. What about The Rockford Files ?

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@Bread&Circuses Loved the Rockford Files.

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@LesParas How could one not? Wild, Wild West . . . on and on and on.

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@Antihero I agree, weird thing i never hate on movies the way i want to hate on this one

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(1y)
 9/10

The attention to detail and set design of L.A. is "as real as a donut motherf**ker".

I think it's an incredible accomplishment in cinematic storytelling and an ode to Hollywood and what it USED to be. This film has some violence that's remarkably satisfying and I even had some tears falling later towards the very end. Brad Pitt stole the show but everyone had excellent performances.

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@lamusette couldn't agree with you more. I love every minute of this movie and I've watched it twice - Not something I often do. Tarantino is one of my top 5 directors. Absolutely loved the details. I'm 60 years old. I remember ALL of it. The ending was satisfying and I cried at the very end. Hard to believe that all happened. It terrified me for a good chuck of my life. Many much younger people won't appreciate the detail and nuance then went into the story and the making of the movie. Really, just loved it.

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@booradlee What a thoughtful and lovely reply. Thank you. Quentin has been my fave since I was 16. He's brilliant and immensely creative. I dread the day he stops making films.

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(1y)

I really appreciated how this brings back the pace of the late sixties early seventies. What a classic ending.... LOved IT

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@Darktan I liked it fine. Loved the ending.

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Really had the potential to be the crown jewel in Tarantino's diamond encrusted gimp suit that is his brilliant career. The Pitt-DiCaprio dynamic had every bit the potential, hell, even More so Really, than what Travolta-Jackson had with Vincent and Jules in PF. Alas the better part of the film was not only snail paced, but felt like one missed opportunity after another for two of the biggest stars in Hollywood to make something not only magical, but memorable! That is not to say that they sucked, quite the opposite in fact. These guys are legends for a reason, they CAN ACT! Pitt especially shown extra bright, given everything he has been dealing with off screen with my next GF Angelina Jolie, hell he should be up for an Oscar after this one. DiCaprio did his usual great job, but nothing we haven't seen from his last 3 or 4 flicks. I have always liked both actors, in fact DiCaprio starred in my all time favorite movie, "Gangs of New York", however I have lost loads of respect for the guy since his on set behavior has come to light recently. Overall though, this is a very solid outing for everyone involved and I'm certain that I'll appreciate it even more once I watch a better copy. The pace is a bit slow, but the last quarter of the film definitely makes up for it.
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@CHACHiPAGLiACCi loved him in justified buti'm giving this fil a miss

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 5/10

I like tarantino as adirector,but this was a slow burn but a wicked ending ala tarantino an if only ending to be honest dunno man bit mixed on this might watch it again

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