Killers of the Flower Moon initial reactions call it ‘exciting’, ‘powerful’

Killer of the Flower Moon is the latest movie from Martin Scorsese It tells the story of how the FBI investigates the murder of members of the Osage Indian tribe in Osage County, Oklahoma. When oil is found on their land in the 1920s, the FBI investigates the wrongdoing. And the movie stars Leonardo DiCaprio as Ernest Burkhart, a man who, given his actual history, is difficult to spot. His wife Mollie (Lily Gladstone), is from the Osage Indian tribe and her family is an important part of the whole story.

Starring Scorsese’s frequent collaborator Robert DeNirothe movie includes Jesse Plemons, Louis CancelmiAnd Brendan Fraser. It won’t be easy to decipher, especially given the subject matter, and it’s a great departure from the rest of Scorsese’s work. Although he has told stories based on true events, this is the biggest departure from the crime fiction in which he usually appears. Known for his gangster films, Killer of the Flower Moon is drastically different from the rest of his filmography in tone alone, and while early viewers have now seen the film, we’re all waiting to hear what they have to say.

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The film debuted at the Cannes Film Festival and is a few minutes shorter than Scorsese’s last film. The Irishman, and is another streaming offering as it is set to debut with Apple TV. But if there’s something we recognize and trust in Scorsese films, it’s that even though the film is long and intimidating, it’s well worth seeing because there’s always something that keeps us on our toes . And now the first reactions to it Killer of the Flower Moon are here!

Robert De Niro and Leonardo Dicaprio in Killers of the Flower Moon
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Collider’s own Therese Lacson is on site at Cannes and said the film deserved its long run and praised the cast’s powerful performances. However, she also questioned whether Scorsese was the right person to tell such a compelling story.

Movie review Ema Sasic highlighted the performances that brought the “harrowing” story to life, a sentiment shared by Next Best Picture’s Matt Negliawho also called the film “A tragic rumination on greed and power”.

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Gladstone was also acclaimed by critics for her groundbreaking and rising role in Discussing Film’s Yasmine Kandil calls her the soul of the entire film. diversity Manori Ravindran seemed to feel the same, calling Gladstone a “breakout star” from Cannes.

Much has been said about the film’s 206-minute running time. That’s a lot in theory, but what did critics think of the film’s length in practice? For MUBIs Leonardo Goi and discussion of films Ben Rolph, There was absolutely no sign of the almost 3.5 hour running time, both thought the film had flown by.

Now a critic Peter Debruge Despite the fact that the film is a “compelling true story”, letting the film run as long as it was was not the right decision. IndieWire added that while the film lacks the book’s “mythical panache,” it succeeds in other areas and also represents DiCaprio’s best effort.

Killer of the Flower Moon Premiering October 6th.

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