The Oppenheimer film will hit US theaters on July 20 and international critics have already expressed their opinion, welcoming the project directed by Christopher Nolan in a positive way.
International critics were able to publish their own reviews Of Oppenheimer and Christoper Nolan’s film was called one of the best of the year and among the director’s most successful works.
The feature film dedicated to the “father of the atomic bomb” will arrive in US cinemas on July 20, while in Italy it will be necessary to wait until August.
The reception of the press
Oppenheimer received a unanimous positive reception from critics, reaching 96% positive reviews after the publication of the articles in major US publications.
Clarisse Loughrey by The Independent argues that it is Christopher Nolan’s “best and most revealing” work, being constructed in a way that allows viewers”to understand, on an intellectual level, the profound power and chaos that led the protagonist to consider himself the ‘Death, destroyer of worlds’ present in Hindu scriptures“. However, the journalist argues that the film does not always adequately represent the emotional dimension of the characters.
Jake Cole by Slant Magazine wrote that the film ranks among Nolan’s top credits due to the way it debunks the idea of science’s objectivity.
And Jolin in Empire instead, he argued that it’s an incredible character study and an emotional experience like no other.
The critic of USA Today, Brian Truitt declared that Cillian Murphy gives his best performance ever and Robert Downey Jr has given one of his best performances. The New York Postin Johnny Oleksinski’s review, declares that the viewer is amazed and terrified in equal measure, while Owen Gleiberman of Variety he believes the film is bolstered by Murphy, who is able to make the scientist “charming and nuanced”.
Alison Willmore of Vulture he then praised the soundtrack signed by Ludwig Göransson which creates the right sense of tension, helping to immerse the audience in the mind of the protagonist.
ScreenCrush declares that films not based on existing intellectual property of Oppenheimer’s scope and intelligence are no longer seen in cinemas, a view shared by David Rooney of The Hollywood Reporter who considers it a cinematic event “virtually extinct within the ranks of the studios” and capable of proposing the contradictions of an intellectual giant who was also a deeply flawed man.
Other journalists have underlined how Oppenheimer deals with the issue of control of power and inner conflicts in a masterful way.
Oppenheimer, towards the nuclear unknown in the new official trailer
The cast of the movie
The highly anticipated project stars Cillian Murphy as J. Robert Oppenheimer. Joining her is Emily Blunt as her wife, biologist and botanist Katherine “Kitty” Oppenheimer. Academy Award winner Matt Damon plays General Leslie Groves Jr., director of the Manhattan Project, and Robert Downey Jr. plays Lewis Strauss, founding commissioner of the US Atomic Energy Commission. Academy Award nominee Florence Pugh plays psychiatrist Jean Tatlock, Benny Safdie plays theoretical physicist Edward Teller, Michael Angarano plays Robert Serber and Josh Hartnett plays pioneering American nuclear scientist Ernest Lawrence. Also starring Academy Award winner Rami Malek, eight-time Academy Award nominated actor, writer and director Kenneth Branagh, Dane DeHaan, Dylan Arnold, David Krumholtz, Alden Ehrenreich and Matthew Modine.