Oppenheimer – A Pompous Tale on the History of Atom Bomb! New Hollywood Movie Review 2023 – IMDb 8.9

Oppenheimer is a Hollywood movie directed by the legendary Christopher Nolan released on 21st July 2023. This film is a biopic of the prominent scientist, Robert J Oppenheimer. The film has got a significant cast, which includes Cillian Murphy, Robert Downey Jr., Emily Blunt, Florence Pugh, Tom Conti, Matt Damon etc. Cillian Murphy plays the role of Robert Oppenheimer, and has absolutely nailed it. The film is getting exemplary reports from worldwide and has already collected a total gross of 90 million dollars from worldwide box-office. The movie also got a collection of 13.5 crores just from India. It is also reported that the film is widely accepted, chiefly by the youth audience in the age range of 18-34.

Oppenheimer Poster

Oppenheimer, not only elucidates the literal nuclear chain reaction in atom, but also, the broader idea of chain reactions when immense power is held by individuals or nations. By digging into Robert Oppenheimer’s life and his role in creating the atomic bomb, the film delves into the ethical, moral, and political implications of such great power. It provokes thought on the consequences and responsibilities that come with wielding extraordinary influence, considering their impact on historical events and humanity.

The film depicts the two sides of the emotions that occurs to the Americans and Oppenheimer himself after America’s dual bombings in Japan. Most citizens are found to be extremely proud about their country and their dominance in the World War II, while Oppenheimer, the Father of Atom Bomb, finds himself buried in the guilt of being the reason for the murder of thousands of innocent people. The film also gives audience a basic idea behind an atomic bomb and its creator.

The main upper hand of the movie we feel is Christopher Nolan himself. Oppenheimer is truly a visual treat by Nolan. The nuclear fissions, explosions, etc. are exhibited in a splendid manner. The Direction, Screenplay and BGMs are top notch. Nolan had attempted to make this 3 hour long, Biopic-War-Drama engaging even though it has got lengthy dialogues. Lengthy dialogues may be not everyone’s cup of tea, but still it suits the overall slow-burning pace of the film quite well. The stellar performances from the actors has also boosted the overall film experience. Another major trademark of the movie was that CGI was not used during the entire film.

Cillian Murphy as Oppenheimer

Main drawback that anyone would feel about the movie is definitely the long duration of 3 hours. Those who are not much into Historical dramas, will have the feeling of lag throughout the first half. Also the Quantum physics theories and other scientific speculations narrated in the movie will be bewildering for any specatators of the movie. But we find all these drawbacks necessary and acceptable for this kind of historical war movie.

According to us, Oppenheimer is the technically perfect movie of 2023. It is a high quality Biopic-war-drama which requires a theatre watch. It is undoubtedly another masterpiece of Christopher Nolan. We strongly recommend everyone to watch this epic in theatres itself!

IMDb – 8.9/10

The Times of India – 4.5/5

Our Rating – 4/5

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