'Once Upon a Time in Hollywood' Praised as 'Intensely Unsettling' and 'Brilliant' at Cannes

Tarantino does it again.

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Tuesday, as expected, has been quite a day for the Once Upon a Time in Hollywood team.

In addition to a new trailer and an extensive Esquire profile with director Quentin Tarantino and stars Leonardo DiCaprio and Brad Pitt, early reactions from the film's Cannes debut are now rolling in. Thankfully, it would appear viewers are honoring the wishes of Tarantino, who said in an open letter earlier this month that keeping spoilers away from future audiences was key to experiencing the film as intended. 

The film, which entered production under the secret working title (and possible omen) Magnum Opus, is being praised post-Cannes as a "love letter" to Los Angeles at large. As IndieWire notes, a bulk of the initial praise has been heaped on Pitt, who plays stuntman Cliff Booth.

The film's secrets are also referenced, thankfully without detail, suggestings we are all in for something special as fuck when Once Upon a Time in Hollywood arrives stateside in July. In the meantime, burden yourself with hype below.

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