The highly anticipated Quentin Tarantino flick Once Upon A Time In Hollywood has earned critical acclaim following its world premiere at the 2019 Cannes Film Festival much to nobody’s surprise.

The film takes place in 1969 Los Angeles and follows TV star Rick Dalton (Leonardo DiCaprio) and his longtime stunt double Cliff Booth (Brad Pitt) as they struggle to adapt to an ever-changing industry, at the same time that Sharon Tate (Margot Robbie) is rising to fame and murderous cult leader Charles Manson is at large.

Critics are absolutely brimming with positivity after being the first to view the film, with many saying that it’s Tarantino’s best work since Pulp Fiction.

Gregory Ellwood of The Playlist called it a “love letter to a time gone by.”

The Guardian‘s Peter Bradshaw said the “brilliant” film is “shocking, gripping, dazzlingly shot.”

Indiewire‘s Anne Thompson singled out the performances, saying, “DiCaprio and Pitt are funny and brilliant, as is Margot Robbie as sweet Sharon Tate.”

Jason Grober, the managing editor of That Shelf, tweeted,#OnceUponATimeInHollywood is a beautiful, brash rumination on the grime and beauty of Hollywood. It is a dirty, sensually realised feat, with many, many shots of dirty, sensualised feet. #QuentinTarantino#Cannes2019.”

Jordan Ruimy, editor-in-chief at World of Reel said that the film is the “closest to Pulp Fiction” Tarantino has come in a while.

Once Upon a Time in Hollywood is set for a August 15, 2019 release.