Killers of the Flower Moon

2023 Drama | Suspense/Thriller

When oil is discovered in 1920s Oklahoma under Osage Nation land, the Osage people are murdered one by one—until the FBI steps in to unravel the mystery.

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by Brian Lloyd
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'Killers of the Flower Moon' could well be Scorsese's darkest movie ever

Arriving home from World War I, Ernest Burkhart (Leonardo DiCaprio) is taken in by his uncle and local sheriff, William King Hale (Robert DeNiro), at his cattle ranch bordering the tribal lands of the Osage. Now some of the wealthiest people in the US - thanks to massive oil deposits found on their land - the Osage spend their vast wealth on clothes, cars and other pursuits. Ernest is urged to endear himself to Mollie Kile (Lily Gladstone), whose family are in possession of lucrative land. While their marriage is happy at first, soon a violent and sinister plot to murder Osage tribespeople for their oil grants emerges with Ernest and Hale at its centre...

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