Oppenheimer’s Reviews Prove It Has the Thing We Love About All Nolan Films

Oppenheimer’s Reviews Prove It Has the Thing We Love About All Nolan Films
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Oppenheimer is all the buzz these days, and the early reviews from the Paris premiere are proving that the movie is all worth it.

Christopher Nolan ’s biopic Oppenheimer has just made its way to Paris, and critics are already loving it. According to the French crème de la crème of the film industry, the movie is “Nolan’s most dense film” to date, comparable only to 2017’s Dunkirk (via a Twitter fan account).

Oppenheimer reportedly features quite a lot of insightful dialogue, various characters, and in the most Nolan-esque way, several timelines. Viewers would be shocked if the renowned filmmaker ever made a film that didn’t make their brains hurt on the first watch.

Speaking of which, the French critics confirm that Oppenheimer follows the traditional complexity that Nolan’s works are famous for. It does take at least two viewings to understand what is going on, which is why the audiences (us included) will absolutely love it. Honestly, are you even a Nolan stan if you get the message of a movie of his on the first try? Doubtful.

The reviews also compare Oppenheimer to masterpieces from the Golden Age of Hollywood, which was roughly the period between 1927 and 1969. Does this mean that the movie has some scenes in black and white or something?

Critics are praising the film’s casting and editing work, as well as the soundtrack by Ludwig Goransson, known for his work on The Mandalorian, Black Panther, and Venom. By the way, this is not the first time Goransson has worked with Nolan – they previously collaborated on 2020’s Tenet.

Still, there are some drawbacks to Oppenheimer too (not even Nolan is perfect). Lack of female character development and lack of emotion are among the ones that come up more often in the reviews.

You will be able to judge Nolan’s Oppenheimer for yourself soon enough. The biopic thriller is scheduled for release on July 21, 2023.