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Movie critic says Oppenheimer is the best and most important film of this century

Movie critic says Oppenheimer is the best and most important film of this century

Movie critic and writer Paul Schrader said the latest Christopher Nolan film is a must-see event.

A director and movie critic has given Oppenhemier an absolutely glowing review, dubbing it ‘one of the most important films of the century’.


Paul Schrader, who is best known for writing the screenplay to a little known film called Taxi Driver, took to his personal Facebook to express that the latest Chrisopher Nolan film is a must-see event.

“OPPENHEIMER. The best, most important film of this century. If you see one film in cinemas this year it should be Oppenheimer. I’m not a Nolan groupie but this one blows the doors off the hinges,” wrote Schrader while sharing a pic of him and Nolan.

Paul Schrader/Facebook

When asked if the flick is worth the long drive to see it in Nolan’s preferred format of IMAX 70mm, Schrader assured it was.

This review echoed similar comments made by movie critics privy to an advanced screening ahead of its July 20 release.

“Wow! #OPPENHEIMER It takes all of Christopher Nolan’s best aspects of filmmaking and makes a 3 hour thrill ride. Cillian and Downey are for sure Oscar worthy with the film probably getting all tech awards as well. Gotta process the movie espically the last hour!,” one critic penned.

While another applauded the movie for its gradual and slow build that eventually pays off.

Critic Carson Timar wrote: “OPPENHEIMER is one of the most violent and haunting biopics put to film.

“Filled with a volatile intensity that builds to a grand final explosion with a stellar ensemble! Minor issues with pacing and structure are not enough to prevent this being Nolan’s newest bang!”

The upcoming film is based on the 2005 novel American Prometheus by Kai Bird and Martin J. Sherwin.

It follows Murphy portraying real-life physicist J. Robert Oppenheimer, who is working alongside a team of scientists to build the world's first atomic bomb during World War II.

It’s the first biopic Nolan has directed; however, it's not the first time he's worked with Murphy, who has appeared in his Batman trilogy, Dunkirk and Inception.

But before you purchase tickets, according to the lead star, be sure to watch it on the biggest screen possible.

“I think it’s a truly essential cinematic experience,” Murphy told Empire.

“And I know that’s what I’m supposed to say, that’s the studio line.

"But you have to see this in the cinema on the biggest f**king screen possible. There are moments in it that will blow people’s lids off.”

Featured Image Credit: Universal Pictures.

Topics: TV and Film, News