Quentin Tarantino's ninth film could bring him the greatest recognition of his career.

His comedy drama from the 1960s Once upon a time in Hollywood was first shown on Tuesday evening (21st May) at the prestigious Cannes Film Festival. Many of the stars were present.

Tarantino's story blurs the real story of the Manson Family's murder of actress Sharon Tate (Margot Robbie) with the fictional story that Hollywood star Rick Dalton (Leonardo DiCaprio) and his stunt-double Cliff Booth (Brad Pitt) remain relevant a time of great transition.

Once upon a time in Hollywood This was well received by Cannes audiences, as the film ended with a six-minute standing ovation by DiCaprio in the cinema.

The early critical response was also largely positive. Although no full reviews have yet been published, some of the Cannes screening participants have labeled this as "wonderful" and "brilliant" on social media.

Here is a selection of the more brilliant reviews:

As with any Tarantino project, the opinion was not unanimous. There were others who found the vignette-like structure of Once upon a time in Hollywood a bit too meandering for their taste.

Apparently, the film also has a lot to offer that viewers can see in more than 2.5 hours:

One person who seems enthusiastic about the early reaction is Tarantino, who told those present in Cannes: "Thank you very much for being such a fantastic audience for the first time that we showed it to an audience."

Once upon a time in Hollywood will arrive in the United States on July 26th and will be screened in British theaters on August 14th.

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