Martin Scorsese's Killers Of The Flower Moon debuts to near-perfect Rotten Tomatoes score
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You knew it was going to be good, but Martin Scorsese’s new film has received a near-perfect score on Rotten Tomatoes.
Before you get too excited though, Killers of the Flowers Moon will not be released until October 20 in the US, with UK fans still awaiting an official release date.
However, the film premiered at Cannes this week to rave reviews with one critic calling it a ‘fast, fierce and unapologetic gut punch’.
Despite the incredible reviews, Martin Scorsese still isn't unhappy.
Speaking about his career, the legendary director has revealed that he feels it’s ‘too late’ to make all the films he wants to.
The 80-year-old explained this to Deadline: “I wish I could take a break for eight weeks and make a film at the same time…The whole world has opened up to me, but it’s too late. It’s too late.”
He also revealed that fabled filmmaker Akira Kurosawa made a similar comment during the 1990 Oscars.
“I’m old. I read stuff. I see things. I want to tell stories, and there’s no more time,” Scorsese confessed, adding: “[Kurosawa] said, ‘I’m only now beginning to see the possibility of what cinema could be, and it’s too late.’ He was 83. At the time, I said, ‘What does he mean?’ Now I know what he means.”
While the director may feel like time is running out, fans and critics have been going wild for the historical drama.
In fact, after Killers of the Flowers Moon debuted with a nine-minute standing ovation at Cannes this week – it received a score of 96 percent on Rotten Tomatoes.
Set in oil-rich 1920s Oklahoma, the movie revolves around the Osage tribe, a community at the centre of the murder mystery.
Despite the film having a runtime of almost three and a half hours, critics have saddled up for the long movie and have been raving about the upcoming film.
One critic said: “Killers of the Flower Moon is a fast, fierce, and unapologetic gut punch.”
Others agreed, with another adding: “It feels like an open wound right up to the end.”
Some even claimed that it was on par with several of Scorsese’s classic films, writing: “It’s a thrillingly intimate and powerful film that is the equal of any of the directors’ other hits and his best film since Wolf of Wall Street. Or maybe ever.”
Killers of the Flower Moon will be released in cinemas and on Apple TV+ later this year.