Critics are absolutely swooning over Oppenheimer, the drama about the scientist known as the father of the atomic bomb, after its premiere in Paris on Tuesday.
Journalists who saw the film took to Twitter to share their glowing reviews of the film, with one reviewer describing how the film “opened my brain” and “left me in tears over the end credits.”
Oppenheimer features an all-star cast and is directed by Cillian Murphy, who plays the theoretical physicist who helped develop the bomb, J. Robert Oppenheimer. The Christopher Nolan-directed film also features a cast that includes Emily Blunt, Robert Downey Jr., and Matt Damon.
Film critic Robbie Collin of The Telegraph raved on Twitter: “I’m torn between being all coy and mysterious about Oppenheimer and coming out and saying it’s a total knockout that cracked open my brain like a nervous plutonium core and left me sobbing through the credits.” finals”. as if he couldn’t remember what else.
He also mocked a bunch of sex scenes: “And for all those who have complained about the lack of sex in Christopher Nolan’s previous work… boy oh BOY you’re having some sex like only Nolan could.” represent him in this one”.
‘Split my brain open’: critics completely swoon over Oppenheimer, the drama about the scientist known as the father of the atomic bomb, after its premiere in Paris
Vulture film critic Bilge Ebiri said: ‘OPPENHEIMER is…incredible. The word that keeps coming to mind is “fearsome.” An intricate, incredibly detailed, relentlessly paced historical drama that builds and builds and builds until Nolan hits the hammer in the most amazing and devastating way.”
Jonathan Dean of The Sunday Times called the film “bold” and “inventive”, also criticizing how the female characters were used.
“Totally engrossed in OPPENHEIMER, a dense, loud, tense film, partly about the bomb, but mostly about how damned we are. Happy summer! Murphy is good, but the support is essential: Damon, Downey Jr and Ehrenreich even bring gags. A bold, inventive and complex film to mystify its audience,” he posted.
‘The low? Women are poorly served: Emily Blunt only steps out of the role of stressed-out mother to her once. But she is squarely in my Nolan top three, along with Memento & The Prestige,” she added.
Lindsey Bahr, Associated Press film writer, was also fascinated.
‘Christopher Nolan’s #Oppenheimer is truly a spectacular achievement, in its truthful and concise adaptation, inventive storytelling, and nuanced performances by Cillian Murphy, Emily Blunt, Robert Downey Jr., Matt Damon, and many, many others involved, some for only a moment. . scene’, published
“It’s hard to talk about something as dense as this in something as silly as a tweet or thread, but Oppenheimer is truly a serious, philosophical adult drama, as tense and exciting as Dunkirk.” And the big moment, THAT MOMENT, is awesome,” she continued.
Glowing Reviews: Oppenheimer has an all-star cast and is directed by Cillian Murphy, who plays the theoretical physicist who helped develop the bomb, J. Robert Oppenheimer.
Star Cast: Matt Damon is among the cast in the film.
Big Names: The cast also includes Florence Pugh, who plays Oppenheimer’s mistress, Kenneth Branagh, Rami Malek, and Josh Hartnett.
“Many years after seeing the opening shot of The Dark Knight in IMAX at CityWalk and not understanding what I was seeing on a technical level but feeling it, I feel very fortunate to have seen Oppenheimer on 70mm IMAX. A once-in-a-lifetime experience,” Lindsey added.
Total Film’s Matt Maytum was also impressed by the drama.
‘#Oppenheimer blew me away: a character study on the grandest scale, with a sublime central performance by Cillian Murphy. An epic historical drama but with a distinctive Nolan sensibility: the tension, the structure, the sense of scale, the striking sound design, the remarkable visuals. Wow.’
Meanwhile, Variety’s Elsa Keslassy tweeted: “One sign that French audiences loved #Oppenheimer is that they stayed in front of the Grand Rex theater long after the movie ended to discuss it.”
In addition to Cillian, the cast also includes Florence Pugh -who plays Oppenheimer’s lover-, Kenneth Branagh, Rami Malek and Josh Hartnett.
The reviews have arrived! Critics praised the film after seeing it in Paris on Tuesday.
Oppenheimer was the director of the laboratory that designed the atomic bomb during World War II as part of the top-secret Manhattan Project.
The film is being adapted from the 2006 book American Prometheus: The Triumph And Tragedy Of J. Robert Oppenheimer, by Kai Bird and Martin J. Sherwin.
The Pulitzer Prize-winning book details Oppenheimer’s personal life and his time at the helm of the Manhattan Project in the early and mid-1940s.
Oppenheimer will be released in the United States on July 21, 2023.