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Oppenheimer

Oppenheimer

Score: 7.37 / 10

Release Date: February 16, 2024
Director: Christopher Nolan
Producer: Charles Roven, Christopher Nolan, Emma Thomas
Studio: Universal Pictures
Starring: Cillian Murphy, Emily Blunt, Robert Downey Jr., Matt Damon, Rami Malek, Florence Pugh, Benny Safdie, Michael Angarano, Josh Hartnett, Kenneth Branagh, Dane DeHaan, Dylan Arnold, David Krumholtz, Alden Ehrenreich, Matthew Modine
Genre: Biography
Running Time: 180 minutes

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  • 4

    Oppenheimer

    Saturday, July 29, 2023 3:47:09 AM | (Age Not Specified)

    Very disappointing film -- too long, too loud. A chronological story rather than a back and forth between three historical time periods would have made more sense. The acting was great, but for me this was a very flawed movie.

  • 10

    Oppenheimer

    Saturday, July 29, 2023 3:19:33 AM | (Age Not Specified)

    The hippest, happiest, hit of the summer!

  • 10

    Oppenheimer

    Friday, July 28, 2023 10:35:46 PM | (Age Not Specified)

    Overall a great but complex movie. I wish I had done a bit more homework on the history of the Manhattan project and its consequences to understand the context of some scenes better. The three parallel time lines (Oppenheimer 1920Ďs-1945, his interrogation 1954, and the Strauss confirmation hearing at the Senate in black-and-white) with some side loops are interwoven and converge later Nolan-style, so you have to pay a bit of attention how the scenes relate to each other. Cinematography is perfect, the acting - especially Cillian Murphy and Robert Downey jr. - is superb. I agree that the sound was at times getting close to suffering an acoustic shock, so be prepared for that. If you expect a Dr. Strangelove-like depiction of the Trinity test, you may be disappointed. It was 5:30 in the morning, and itís shown from the observerĎs perspective at ground level, but still impressive in a frightening and chilling way. The conflict of the joy of a successful test along with the realization of the far-reaching ethical consequences of actually dropping the bombs is well presented. A challenging movie that leaves you thinking.

  • 9

    Oppenheimer

    Friday, July 28, 2023 8:55:39 PM | (Age Not Specified)

    The sound was way too loud (it actually gave me a headache) gratuitous sex scenes that were not needed. It is amazing to think how far we have come in the world of physics since the 1940ís.

  • 5

    Oppenheimer

    Friday, July 28, 2023 7:52:44 PM | (Age Not Specified)

    A 3 hour biography with alot of overly dramatic dialog. I realize that some people are into this type of drama. However, based on hype and trailers, I'd hoped for some interesting facts and science. Considering the the 70mm format, vivid screen shots and special effects.

  • 2

    Oppenheimer

    Thursday, July 27, 2023 6:00:28 PM | (Age Not Specified)

    Hard to follow the plot. Confusing, bad sound system, 50 percent of dialoque not audible.

  • 6

    Oppenheimer

    Thursday, July 27, 2023 5:33:13 PM | (Age Not Specified)

    i felt that the first hour was very slow. thought we would see more depictions of actual nuclear testing etc.

  • 6

    Oppenheimer

    Thursday, July 27, 2023 2:19:21 PM | (Age Not Specified)

    I love the story. Always have. The sound was SO LOUD. It actually hurt my ears. I had a hard time understanding the dialogue if music was also playing. This was a constant source of anxiety throughout the whole movie. I also wish there had been more science and math. And there was no mention of the death at Los Alamos caused by radiation poisoning when a technician dropped the device. The nudity and sex scenes were awkward and gratuitous. And finally, I really didn't like the jumping back and forth in time. I generally prefer a chronological progression through time because it's easier to follow.

  • 9

    Oppenheimer

    Thursday, July 27, 2023 1:01:11 PM | (Age Not Specified)

    Did not feel like 3 hours. Should open eyes to how politics worked almost eighty years ago. Donít think much has changed. Great acting by all

  • 10

    Oppenheimer

    Wednesday, July 26, 2023 7:13:08 PM | (Age Not Specified)

    This 3 hours film will open your eyes on how dirty and how politics work. But being active readers of history and what is going on in your own country and other countries will give you much upper hand in understanding what those leaders or politicians are willing to do to cover themselves or safeguards the intel of the country. The person that will be used as scapegoat has no idea the job assign will make him/her or break him/ her . Itís also a fact that IF Dr Oppenheim did not make the bomb, someone will or Russia will. And Russia is aware that USA research & development is making an atomic bomb because of double spies working in the Manhattan Project . Sexpionage , Espionage, spies, double spies, blackmailing, selling information are many ways to gather intel on your opponent or rival countries or control another agent. Despite of catastrophic consequences , Atomic Bombing of Hiroshima and Nagasaki ended WWII. Didnít Japan bomb Pearl Harbor ? Politicking is a part of working in the hierarchy of government in all countries. . Youíll never know who your associates, friends , subordinates or colleagues, or families that will stand by you when you are use as scapegoat. This movie is really very interesting to watch .