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Quentin Tarantino’s Once Upon A Time In Hollywood given 18 certificate age rating for THIS

The ninth film from Quentin Tarantino is set to hit UK cinemas next month and now the BBFC have given their verdict. Unsurprisingly, Once Upon A Time In Hollywood has been given an 18 certificate, following in the footsteps of all of the director’s films. The reason given is for the film’s “strong bloody violence”; Tarantino’s signature mark no less. So where could the bloodshed be coming from this time?

Well, Once Upon A Time In Hollywood is set in 1969 Hollywood, following the fading careers of a Western TV star and his stunt double.

Meanwhile, Sharon Tate, who was murdered by the Manson Family that year, lives next door.

And considering Tarantino’s new tendency to right the wrongs of history – like killing Hitler before D-Day in Inglourious Basterds – perhaps Charles Manson and his crew are going to get what’s coming to them.

Also, in the BBFC release, the film’s runtime was revealed.

Once Upon A Time In Hollywood is 161 minutes and 17 seconds long.

This final cinematic cut is a couple of minutes longer than the version Tarantino premiered at Cannes International Film Festival earlier this year.

In comparison, Tarantino’s last movie, The Hateful Eight, was 168 minutes long, with a 187 minute 70mm cut also screening.

The first reviews for Once Upon A Time In Hollywood have been very positive, with many giving the film five stars.


The Daily Telegraph wrote: “Tarantino luxuriates in bringing this prelapsarian heyday roaring back to life, and the effect is pure movie-world intoxication, laced with in-jokes and nibble-ably sweet period detail.

While the LA Times said: “[A] richly evocative, conceptually jaw-dropping, excessively foot-fetishizing, inescapably terrifying and unexpectedly poignant movie.”

And Variety commented: “It’s a heady, engrossing, kaleidoscopic, spectacularly detailed nostalgic splatter collage of a film.”

Once Upon A Time In Hollywood is released in UK cinemas on August 14, 2019.

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