Once Upon a Time in Hollywood had its star-spangled premiere at the Cannes Film Festival on Tuesday (local time), receiving a seven minute standing ovation from its audience.
The Quentin Tarantino production, who directed the classic films Pulp Fiction and Reservoir Dogs, features A-List actors Leonardo DiCaprio, Brad Pitt, Margot Robbie, Al Pacino and Dakota Fanning.
The film is Tarantino's second collaboration with both DiCaprio and Pitt, after DiCaprio starred in Django Unchained (2012) and Pitt's 2009 role in Inglorious Basterds.
Tarantino, known for his satirical dark comedies, tells the story of tinsel town in 1969 through the eyes of two aspiring actors. The film also explores Charles Manson's brutal murder of actress Sharon Tate.
The film, which was tipped to be a hit from the get-go, went on to receive rave reviews from its audience after the Cannes debut.
“It’s shocking, gripping, dazzlingly shot,” The Guardian’s Peter Bradshaw wrote, giving it five stars.
The film also marks the final on-screen appearance of actor Luke Perry, who passed away earlier this year.
The film is set to be released in the United States on July 26, and in the United Kingdom on August 14.