One of Hollywood’s most recognisable figures may appear in Quentin Tarantino’s last film. As Jeff Sneider has reported, Tom Cruise may participate in Quentin Tarantino’s upcoming film The Movie Critic, which is his last effort.
According to the story, Cruise is presently rearranging his schedule to film The Movie Critic shortly after or during retakes for Mission: Impossible 8, with the possibility of an appearance or minor appearance. Although Cruise’s participation in The Movie Critic is unconfirmed, fans will undoubtedly be thrilled by the prospect of seeing the Top Gun and Mission: Impossible star in Tarantino’s last film.
The Movie Critic, which doesn’t currently have a distributor, is thought to take place in the 1970s in southern California and focus on a jaded male movie critic. In an attempt to dispel speculations that The Movie Critic might be about the renowned Pauline Kael, who published for The New Yorker from 1968 until her departure from journalism in 1991, Tarantino has stated that the film is based on a little-known real-life person. In the documentary What She Said: The Art of Pauline Kael, released in 2018, Tarantino demonstrated his admiration for Kael.
It is said that Brad Pitt, who previously acted in Quentin Tarantino’s Once Upon a Time… in Hollywood, will play a role in The Movie Critic. “[It is] based on a guy who really lived, but was never really famous, and he used to write movie reviews for a porno rag.” In an interview from 2023, Tarantino clarified. “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 [from Taxi Driver] might be if he were a film critic … Think about Travis’s diary entries. But the porno rag critic was very, very funny. He was very rude, you know. He cursed. He used racial slurs. But his sh-t was really funny. He was as rude as hell.”