Wed, Aug 30|
Honokaʻa Peopleʻs Theatre
R. 3hr. Critically acclaimed story of the American scientist and his role in the development of the atomic bomb.
Time & Location
Aug 30, 7:00 PM – 10:00 PM HST
Honokaʻa Peopleʻs Theatre, 45-3574 Mamane St, Honokaa, HI 96727, USA
About the Event
During World War II, Lt. Gen. Leslie Groves Jr. appoints physicist J. Robert Oppenheimer to work on the top-secret Manhattan Project. Oppenheimer and a team of scientists spend years developing and designing the atomic bomb. Their work comes to fruition on July 16, 1945, as they witness the world's first nuclear explosion, forever changing the course of history.
Peter Travers ABC News: "Christopher Nolan deserves every superlative for his take on J. Robert Oppenheimer (a flawless Cillian Murphy), the dark knight of the atomic age. This terrifying, transfixing epic emerges as a monumental achievement on the march into screen history."
Kyle Smith Wall Street Journal: "Mr. Nolan’s utterly enthralling film lasts three hours. But despite being as talky as a math seminar, it crackles, hurtles and whooshes, generating more suspense and excitement than anything found in the alleged climaxes of the recent superhero pictures."
Mick LaSalle San Francisco Chronicle: "The movie is so vigorously directed, not only in terms of sight but also sound, that probably the best a critic can do is point you toward the experience and say, “It’s that.”
Manohla Dargis New York Times: "“Oppenheimer” is a great achievement in formal and conceptual terms, and fully absorbing, but Nolan’s filmmaking is, crucially, in service to the history that it relates."
Richard Roeper Chicago Sun-Times: "Magnificent. Christopher Nolan’s three-hour historical biopic Oppenheimer is a gorgeously photographed, brilliantly acted, masterfully edited and thoroughly engrossing epic that instantly takes its place among the finest films of this decade."
ROTTEN TOMATOES TOMATOMETER SCORE: 93%