Killers of the Flower Moon
When oil is discovered in 1920s Oklahoma under Osage Nation land, the Osage people are murdered one by one — until the FBI steps in to unravel the mystery. Based on David Grann's broadly lauded best-selling book and directed by Academy Award® winner Martin Scorsese.
Leonardo DiCaprio, Robert De Niro, Lily Gladstone
- "This is an utterly absorbing film, a story that Scorsese sees as a secret history of American power, a hidden violence epidemic polluting the water table of humanity."
- The Guardian
- "The three-and-a-half-hour running time is fully justified in an escalating tragedy that never loosens its grip — a sordid illustration of historical erasure with echoes in today’s bitterly divisive political gamesmanship."
- The Hollywood Reporter
- "A Western without the heroism, a serial-killer thriller without the mystery, a romantic drama without the love — Scorsese’s latest resists genre convention... an adroit choice for a downbeat, mournful account of nearly-lost history."
- "[A picture] brimming with reverence for a culture that survived a horrible trauma as it is filled with exhilarating flourishes, film history references, and explorations of the faultline between the sacred and profane. And yes: It’s a masterpiece."
- Rolling Stone
- "A soulful and unsettling movie that is self-aware about how storytellers twist and manipulate truth."
- "This is grand, classic film-making, an American tragedy of the highest order."
- New Statesman
- "Weaving the Tulsa race riots, the KKK and the Masons into its tapestry, Scorsese’s opus questions the misdeeds of America in the last century while linking them to the pressing issues of today. Addressing racial violence, nationalism, the continued epidemic of missing and murdered Indigenous women and even our lurid obsession with true crime, KILLERS OF THE FLOWER MOON paints a robust picture of a moment in history that invites viewer introspection."
- Total Film
- "On paper, this looks like a flatly impossible task for DiCaprio: the film’s central character is neither hero nor charismatic outlaw, but a grasping, biddable, determinedly unreflective stooge, whose actions inspire revulsion and outrage. But he meets the challenge with one of the finest, most complex performances he’s ever given."
- The Telegraph
- Cannes Film Festival
- BFI London Film Festiva