Killers of the Flower Moon

Killers of the Flower Moon

The oil-wealthy Osage Nation in 1920s Oklahoma become the victims of a string of brutal crimes and serial murders that come to be known as the Reign of Terror.

  • Released: 2022-10-14
  • Runtime: 120 minutes
  • Genre: Crime, Drama, Thrillers
  • Stars: Leonardo DiCaprio, Robert De Niro, Jesse Plemons, Brendan Fraser, John Lithgow, Lily Gladstone, Tantoo Cardinal, Scott Shepherd, Jillian Dion, Cara Jade Myers, Louis Cancelmi, JaNae Collins, William Belleau, Tatanka Means, Pat Healy, Jason Isbell, Sturgill Simpson, Gary Basaraba, Michael Abbott Jr., Stephen Radley III, Joshua Close, Barry Corbin, Nathaniel Arcand, Jay Paulson, Steve Witting, Steve Eastin, Katherine Willis, James Healy Jr., Joey Oglesby, Samuel French, Cara Jade Myers, Wally Welch, Eric Parkinson, Gabe Casdorph, David Born, Jerry Wolf, Norma Jean, Ben Hall, Larry Jack Dotson, Ty Mitchell, Ted Welch, Elisha Pratt, Candice Costello, Gary Sievers, Carl Palmer, Ashley Nicole Hudson, Shonagh Smith, Mark Landon Smith, JaNae Collins, Brian Shoop, Steve Routman, Leland Prater, Nick Swezey, Michael E. Stogner, Michael Wittig, Bryce Barfield
  • Director: Martin Scorsese
  • imdb-392-492467 - 9 June 2024
    Entirely Too Long for a Movie
    I enjoy a good period piece on historical biopic involving atrocities and this is definitely a period piece and it's definitely a biopic about atrocities but I can't necessarily say it's good but it's not bad either, merely middling.

    This wouldn't have been better as a miniseries. I feel the egos of those involved prevented this from being delivered in an appropriate medium which carries a certain amount of irony given the topic.

    At three and half hours, it is simply too long. Few movies have enough action and suspense to carry a viewer through that much length, this isn't one of them. If this had been given a miniseries treatment it could have carried more punch between the various reveals.

    The way the movie unfolds is clearly four acts. The first act is confusing. If this was meant to be mysterious or suspenseful, it failed. The second act reveals details that were obscured from the viewer but there is little satisfaction in this, the payoff isn't there. The third quarter contains further reveals details at a more satisfying depth as an a proper investigation occurs, this is where things finally start to get interesting, but it takes two hours to get there. The fourth quarter stands alone as justice slowly plays out with its own twists and turns. Broken out into four or eight parts would have made this easier to digest.
  • sandrrizzle - 13 May 2024
    A brutal story which lacks brutality
    This was one of the most disappointing films sadly... I was expecting this movie to fully dwell on the action and horror of the Osage people. Yes, the quality and visualisation was done very well, but it was way too long, however if it was brutal and more violent with more emotion I wouldn't even complain about the length of it. With such little expression and brutality, the film was too neutral to enjoy 3 hours of the same expectation. I'm just a bit confused why it was so long, most of the story made little sense unless you read about the history beforehand. If you are into history and know a lot of background about this timeframe then you will most likely enjoy it.