'Oppenheimer' is Christopher Nolan's first R-rated film in 20 years

‘Oppenheimer’: first reactions after the Paris premiere

by Christopher Nolan Oppenheimer he finally came out for his first public hearing at its Paris premiere. The three-hour historical drama stars Cillian Murphy and, like every Nolan outing, is one of the most anticipated films of the year.

Now the first reactions are coming, both from the premiere and from journalists who saw the first screenings and can now share their reactions on social media. Murphy plays J. Robert Oppenheimer, the head of the WWII-era Manhattan Project responsible for creating the atomic bomb. The A-list cast includes Robert Downey Jr., Emily Blunt Matt Damon and Florence Pugh.

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Formal reviews will come at a later date, but early social media grabs suggest Nolan has delivered the goods Oppenheimer.

“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 just to a scene,” wrote AP Films writer Lindsey Bahr on Twitter. “It’s hard to talk about something as dense in something as silly as a tweet or thread, but Oppenheimer is truly a serious, philosophical, taut, emotional adult drama like Dunkirk. And the big moment – ​​THAT MOMENT – inspires awe.”

tweeted Film and television journalist Simon Thompson, “#Oppenheimer is powerful stuff. Cillian Murphy’s flawless, award-worthy performance is next-level. Every player in this rich cast of ensembles is at the top of their game. Christopher Nolan’s haunting oeuvre is remarkable, and the execution of Hoyte van Hoytema’s vision of him is breathtaking.

Added Telegraph Film critic Robbie Collins: “I’m torn between being all coy and mysterious about Oppenheimer and just coming out and saying he’s a total knockout that cracked my brain like a nervous plutonium core and left me sobbing during the end credits like I can’t even remember what else faced headline revelations that the film would feature nudity and sex scenes, something Nolan largely avoided: “And for all those who complained about the lack of sex in Christopher Nolan’s early work… only Nolan could put it staged in this.

Vulture critic Bilge Two he opined, “OPPENHEIMER is… amazing. The word that keeps coming to mind is “scary”. A relentlessly paced, insanely detailed and intricate historical drama that builds and builds and builds until Nolan brings down the hammer in the most amazing and shocking way.

Total filmit’s Matt Maytum tweeted, “#Oppenheimer blew my mind: a character study on a grander scale, with a sublime central performance by Cillian Murphy. An epic historical drama but with a strong Nola sensibility: the tension, the structure, the sense of proportion, the surprising sound design, the extraordinary images. Oh.”

Sunday times‘Jonathan Dean he wrote, “Totally engrossed in OPPENHEIMER, a dense, sonorous and tense film partly about the bomb, mostly about how doomed we are. Happy summer! Murphy is good, but support is essential: Damon, Downey Jr and Ehrenreich also bring gags. A bold, inventive and complex film to shock its audience. He added: “The downside? Women are badly served: Emily Blunt emerges only once from the stressed role of mother to her. But she is directly in my top 3 Nolan, along with Memento and The Prestige.

OppenheimerThe bow arrives two days later Barbie debuted in Hollywood to solid reactions. Both will open July 21 in North America, prompting jokes about the competition between the films and even inspiring 20,000 moviegoers to purchase tickets for same-day screenings, according to AMC.