Starring Cillian Murphy as J. Robert Oppenheimer, often credited as the "father of the atomic bomb", in a thriller that thrusts audiences into the pulse-pounding paradox of the enigmatic man who must risk destroying the world in order to save it.
The film stars a critically-acclaimed ensemble cast and reunites Nolan with eight-time Oscar® nominated actor and filmmaker Kenneth Branagh. Based on the 2005 book American Prometheus by Kai Bird and Martin J. Sherwin.
Cillian Murphy, Emily Blunt, Matt Damon, Robert Downey Jr.
United Kingdom, United States
- "OPPENHEIMER is a towering achievement not just for Nolan, but for everyone involved. It is the kind of film that makes you appreciative of every aspect of filmmaking, blowing you away with how it all comes together in such a fitting fashion."
- "Taut and sprawling, riveting and haunting: firing on all cylinders, Nolan tackles world-changing history with fearsome force and focus."
- Total Film
- "In what might be his magnum opus, Nolan has meticulously crafted a biopic that feels like a thriller."
- "A divided epic of awe and horror, fission and fusion. It’s simultaneously a unified portrait of a conflicted man and a singular achievement for Hollywood’s reigning blockbuster auteur."
- The Daily Beast