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Few visionaries have shaped the cinema experience like master filmmaker Christopher Nolan, and even fewer have shaped the course of history as dramatically as American scientist, J. Robert Oppenheimer.
In this incendiary Atomic Age thriller, Nolan thrusts audiences into the pulse-pounding paradox of the enigmatic man, Oppenheimer, regarded as the “father of the atomic bomb” who must risk destroying the world in order to save it in a race against the Nazis.
Both written and directed by Nolan, the morally complex Oppenheimer is brought to life by longtime Nolan collaborator Cillian Murphy (who will surely be in hot contention for an Academy Award). Murphy is joined by a once-in-a-generation ensemble including Emily Blunt; Oscar® winner Matt Damon; Robert Downey, Jr.; Florence Pugh; Benny Safdie; Josh Hartnett; Oscar® winner Rami Malek; and eight-time Oscar®-nominated actor, writer, and filmmaker Kenneth Branagh.
Based on the Pulitzer Prize-winning book "American Prometheus: The Triumph and Tragedy of J. Robert Oppenheimer" by Kai Bird and the late Martin J. Sherwin, Nolan's "Oppenheimer" promises to be a visually gripping pressure cooker of a film constantly ticking down to the possibility of very real world-ending consequences, ones that hang heavy over our heads to this day.
"It’s Christopher Nolan’s best film so far, a step up to a new level for one of our finest filmmakers, and a movie that burns itself into your brain."
- AV CLUB
"Simultaneously a biography, a mystery, a polemic, and a dense character study, Oppenheimer feels like the film Christopher Nolan has been preparing to make his entire career, and it may very well be his best work."
"A masterfully constructed character study from a great director operating on a whole new level. A film that you don’t merely watch, but must reckon with."
- EMPIRE MAGAZINE
"As a physical experience, "Oppenheimer" is something else entirely—it's hard to say exactly what, and that's what's so fascinating about it."
"Nolan taps the full sensory potential of moviemaking, pushing picture and sound to meet the scale of the story: clever lines dot the script; the whole project is admirably willing to wrestle with matters of great weight through cinema."
- FINANCIAL TIMES
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Matt Damon, Emily Blunt, Matthias Schweighöfer, Dane DeHaan, Florence Pugh, Kenneth Branagh, Cillian Murphy, Jason Clarke, Robert Downey Jr., Alden Ehrenreich, Olivia Thirlby, Alex Wolff, Rami Malek, Josh Hartnett, Tony Goldwyn, Benny Safdie, David Dastmalchian, Matthew Modine, Jack Quaid, David Krumholtz, Michael Angarano, Dylan Arnold
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