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Oppenheimer Review - A Beautiful and Effective Biopic


Oppenheimer is an epic biographical thriller produced by Christopher Nolan (The Dark Knight Trilogy and Inception). This is Nolan’s 12th Film and has grossed over $285.2 million dollars in the United States and Canada, and $432.6 in other territories for a worldwide total of $717.8, This film is also rated R.


This biopic takes place during WW2 when Lt. Gen. Lessie Groves, Jr., appoints physicist J. Robert Oppenheimer to work on the top secret Manhattan Project. Oppenheimer and a team of scientists spend years developing and designing the atomic bomb. Their work came to fruition on July 16, 1945, as they witnessed the world’s first nuclear explosion, forever changing the course of history.


I went to watch Oppenheimer at the Malco theater in Tupelo with my brother, sister, and my sister’s friend. The film was shot IMAX format, and there were not a lot of people in the theater. In terms of positives, the film perfectly captures the ups and downs of J. Robert Oppenheimer's life and how he created the first atomic bomb through an engaging and a really complex character study of his life. The characters have so much depth and are very layered. Also, the dialogue is very well written and feels authentic. That's thanks to a strongly written screenplay by Christopher Nolan. Everyone gives great performances throughout the entire film, especially Cillian Murphy and Robert Downey, Jr. In terms of negatives, the audio can sometimes be hard to hear because of the weird audio mixing, which has been a common problem in some Christopher Nolan's Movies.


Verdict: Oppenheimer is an extraordinary biographical film with a great story, amazing performances across the board, a solid screenplay, and really deep and complex characters. While the sound design can be an annoyance when characters are talking, it's still a solid biopic from Christopher Nolan.


Score: 9/10





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