- Cillian Murphy
- July 21st 2023
- Christopher Nolan
Cillian Murphy stars as the “father of the atomic bomb”, J. Robert Oppenheimer, in Christopher Nolan’s first biographical film.
After months of hype about the ‘Barbenheimer’ summer box office event, Oppenheimer and Barbie have finally arrived in cinemas.
Christopher Nolan’s first biographical film tells the story of the “father of the atomic bomb”, J. Robert Oppenheimer (Cillian Murphy).
The narrative follows Oppenheimer as he brings quantum physics to his native U.S. after studying abroad and makes a name for himself in that field.
He is approached by General Leslie Groves (Matt Damon) to helm the Manhattan Project, which leads to the creation of the atomic bomb during World War II.
Oppenheimer is a dense three-hour movie about men talking in rooms about physics. It sounds very dry and dull, doesn’t it? Well, thankfully, Nolan knows how to make a thriller and somehow manages to make it all utterly riveting, even when it goes on a bit too long at the end.
Also, if you are well-versed with Nolan’s work, you’ll...