- Brendan Fraser’s performance in Martin Scorsese’s Killers of the Flower Moon received mixed reviews, but Scorsese defended him against critics.
- The film gained a 93% approval rating on Rotten Tomatoes, reinforcing Scorsese’s reputation as a great filmmaker.
- Although the movie did not make a significant profit at the box office, its funding by Apple Original Films ensures it will find new life on Apple TV+.
The last year has been a rollercoaster for Brendan Fraser as he made a comeback to Hollywood and the public eye. He played a role in Martin Scorsese’s Killers of the Flower Moon, which attracted attention both positive and negative. However, Scorsese has defended Fraser’s performance in the movie.
Fraser made a significant return to Hollywood in 2022 after being largely absent from major film roles for a decade. Despite the cancellation of his role as Firefly in Batgirl, Fraser made a strong comeback with an Oscar-winning performance in The Whale. His latest role in Scorsese’s crime drama generated mixed reactions, but Scorsese praised Fraser’s performance, saying, “He’s a wonderful actor, and he was just great to work with” in an interview with LADBible.
Despite some negative opinions about Fraser’s performance, Killers of the Flower Moon earned a 93% approval rating from critics on Rotten Tomatoes, reaffirming Scorsese’s status as a leading filmmaker. Scorsese’s commitment to telling an authentic story was a highlight of the movie, which pleased many viewers even with its lengthy runtime.
While the film garnered critical acclaim and praise for stars Leonardo DiCaprio and Robert De Niro, its financial success has been less impressive. The movie had a modest box office opening, falling short of recouping its $200 million budget. However, as the film was primarily financed by Apple Original Films, it is expected to gain a new audience on Apple TV+ in the coming months. The movie may not be a financial blockbuster, but everyone involved seems pleased with the final product.