“Killers of the Flower Moon” Receives Rave Reviews Ahead of Premiere
The highly anticipated film “Killers of the Flower Moon” has garnered critical acclaim ahead of its worldwide premiere on October 18. Directed by legendary filmmaker Martin Scorsese, the movie has already received a 95 percent Fresh rating on Rotten Tomatoes, based on 97 reviews.
Starring Leonardo DiCaprio, Robert De Niro, and Lily Gladstone, “Killers of the Flower Moon” has been praised for its exceptional filmmaking and outstanding performances. Empire Magazine awarded the film five stars, describing it as a triumph for Scorsese, while Collider praised the leading cast as a driving force behind the movie’s success.
Critics have also lauded other aspects of the film, including its atmospheric cinematography by Rodrigo Prieto and the period production design by Jack Fisk, both of which were highlighted by The Hollywood Reporter. Despite its lengthy runtime of 3 hours and 26 minutes, Deadline’s critic emphasized that the film’s captivating story made it feel truly epic.
In addition to the positive reception from critics, “Killers of the Flower Moon” is already being hailed as an Oscar frontrunner. While the nominations have yet to be announced, industry pundits anticipate the film will secure nominations in major categories including Best Picture and Best Director for Scorsese. The performances of DiCaprio, De Niro, and Gladstone are also expected to be recognized.
Based on a true story, “Killers of the Flower Moon” delves into the dark history of the Osage Nation, a Native American community that became incredibly wealthy due to the oil boom of the early 20th century. The film explores themes of manipulation, betrayal, and murder through the lens of a complex romance between Ernest Burkhart (DiCaprio) and Mollie Kyle (Gladstone).
Produced by Apple Studios, Imperative Entertainment, Sikelia Productions, and Appian Way, the film is a collaboration between Scorsese, DiCaprio, and other industry veterans. With its gripping storyline and stellar performances, “Killers of the Flower Moon” is poised to captivate audiences when it hits theaters next month.