Amidst the turmoil of World War Two, physicist J. Robert Oppenheimer assumes command of America’s top-secret Manhattan Project, leading the race to develop a formidable weapon that could end the war. Yet, as the destructive power of his creation is unleashed, Oppenheimer grapples with the haunting aftermath and faces scrutiny over his own political beliefs. Cillian Murphy delivers a captivating performance in Christopher Nolan’s (Interstellar, Dunkirk, Inception) historical epic, exploring the psyche of one of the 20th-century’s most fascinating figures.
‘It’s at once a speeding roller-coaster and a skin-tingling spiritual portrait; an often classically minded period piece that only Nolan could have made, and only now, after a quarter-century’s run-up.’
Robbie Collin, The Telegraph
‘Nolan is a director possessed, and Oppenheimer almost radioactive in its effect: it mushrooms in your head long after the film has slipped from the screen, reminding us that it’s not great men that make for great films — it’s the sinners.’
Tom Shone, The Sunday Times
What else is on?
Today (Friday 29th September)
Tomorrow (Saturday 30th September)
Serpico 152h 10m
Plan your visit
Our beautiful art deco inspired auditorium can be found just off East Oxford's Cowley Road. We are open 7 days a week. We open the cinema and box office 30 minutes before the scheduled start time of each film, and the Box Office then closes 10 minutes after the film starts. We don’t show adverts, just a couple of trailers, so don't be late as the film itself starts very close to the advertised time!