Killers of the Flower Moon
Director: Martin Scorsese Run Time: 206 min. Rating: R Release Year: 2023
Starring: Jesse Plemons, Leonardo DiCaprio, Lily Gladstone, Robert De Niro, Tantoo Cardinal
Based on David Grann’s broadly lauded best-selling book, “Killers of the Flower Moon” is set in 1920s Oklahoma and depicts the serial murder of members of the oil-wealthy Osage Nation, a string of brutal crimes that came to be known as the Reign of Terror.
“This is in part a movie about how the bootstrapping American ethic lends itself to organized crime among the enterprising, and in part an uneasily self-reflective questioning of turning people’s real-life trauma into entertainment. It’s magnificent.” ~ Alissa Wilkinson, Vox
“It’s anchored by performances from Leonardo DiCaprio and Robert de Niro that both rank among their best, but the soul of the movie belongs to Lily Gladstone, who broke out in 2016’s Certain Women.” ~ Esther Zuckerman, The Daily Beast