Martin Scorsese’s “Killers of the Flower Moon” applauded by critics
Legendary director Martin Scorsese’s latest film, Killers of the Flower Moon, has been showered with adoration by critics. The film, based on David Grann’s non-fiction book of the same name, tells the real-life story of the Osage murders of the early 20th century.
The movie premiered at the 76th Cannes Film Festival on May 20 and received a sustained standing ovation by the time the credits rolled. Critics on Rotten Tomatoes have also praised the film, with a 92% Certified Fresh critic score. Hoai-Tran Bui of Inverse gave the film credit for its historical honesty and Martin Scorsese’s masterful handling of that history. In telling this historical tragedy, The New York Times’ Manohla Dargis noted that Scorsese effortlessly blends several genres together, describing the movie as “a romance, a western, a domestic drama, a whodunit and, finally, a police procedural.” Within these genres, Scorsese has created another instant classic.