What We Know About Quentin Tarantino’s Final Film

Quentin Tarantino attends the 31st Annual Palm Springs International Film Festival Film Awards Gala at Palm Springs Convention Center on January 02, 2020 in Palm Springs, California
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Update: Tarantino decided to scrap The Movie Critic as his “final” film. We are sure it is only a matter of time before the next idea comes out. But you can still read about what it WOULD have been below.

Famous director Quentin Tarantino is getting ready for retirement. Tarantino confirmed that his final movie will be called The Movie Critic. It has been reported that Tarantino will once again team up with Brad Pitt for the new film. They previously worked together in Inglourious Basterds and Once Upon a Time in Hollywood. Tarantino shared that the film “is based on a guy who really lived, but was never really famous, and he used to write movie reviews for a porno rag” and set in California in 1977.

He added about the unnamed writer, “He wrote about mainstream movies and he was the second-string critic. I think he was a very good critic. He was as cynical as hell. His reviews were a cross between early Howard Stern and what Travis Bickle might be if he were a film critic. He wrote like he was 55 but he was only in his early to mid-30s. He died in his late 30s. It wasn’t clear for a while but now I’ve done some more research and I think it was it was complications due to alcoholism.”

Brad Pitt, winner Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Supporting Role for 'Once Upon a Time in Hollywood,' poses in the press room during the 26th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards at The Shrine Auditorium on January 19, 2020 in Los Angeles, California

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Before the news broke that Pitt would star in the film, Tarantino shared that the star of the movie would be “a new leading man for me” and around 35 years old, which would mean Pitt may be a side character. The 60-year-old has long said that he will retire after his 10th film. He explained, “I know film history, and from here on in, directors do not get better.” For fans who might argue this would be his 11th movie, he has said he considers the Kill Bill films to be a single movie.

Quentin Tarantino poses for the photographer during the 16th Rome Film Festival on October 19, 2021 in Rome, Italy

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While he is set to retire from making movies, Tarantino said that he might like to continue working on writing books or may direct television shows. As of now, no other details about The Movie Critic, including a premiere date, have been released. Are you excited about the new movie?

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