“Oppenheimer” receives rave reactions after Paris premiere

Christopher Nolan’s highly anticipated historical drama, Oppenheimer, had its first public audience at its Paris premiere, generating excitement and positive reactions. 

Starring Cillian Murphy as J. Robert Oppenheimer, the head of the Manhattan Project during World War II, the film also features an A-list cast including Robert Downey Jr., Emily Blunt, Matt Damon and Florence Pugh.

While formal reviews are yet to come, early reactions on social media have been overwhelmingly positive. AP film writer Lindsey Bahr described the film as a “spectacular achievement” with “truthful, concise adaptation, inventive storytelling, and nuanced performances”. Josh Horowitz, host of Happy Sad Confused, called it one of Nolan’s best works and praised the immersive filmmaking and performances, particularly highlighting Cillian Murphy and Robert Downey Jr.

Other critics and journalists also shared their praise for Oppenheimer. Simon Thompson commended Cillian Murphy’s flawless performance and described the film as powerful and remarkable. Robbie Collins from The Telegraph called it a “total knockout” that left him deeply moved, while Vulture critic Bilge Ebiri described it as incredible and fearsome. Matt Maytum from Total Film was stunned by the film’s scale, tension and remarkable visuals. Jonathan Dean from The Sunday Times ranked Oppenheimer among Nolan’s top three films and praised its audacity and complexity.

The positive reactions to Oppenheimer have generated even more anticipation for its upcoming release. The film is set to open on July 21 in North America, and it is already being compared to another highly anticipated film, Barbie. The buzz surrounding Oppenheimer has led to a surge in ticket sales, with 20,000 moviegoers purchasing tickets for screenings on the same day, according to AMC.

Overall, the initial reactions to Oppenheimer suggest that Christopher Nolan has delivered another impressive and thought-provoking film that is sure to captivate audiences when it hits theaters later this month.


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