How to watch Killers of the Flower Moon in Australia

Living god of cinema Martin Scorsese brings us the shocking true tale of an audacious plot to rob the Indigenous Osage people of their oil rights – by killing them off one by one.

How to watch Killers of the Flower Moon in Australia

Killers of the Flower Moon will be available to stream in Australia on Apple TV+ from January 12, 2024.

What is Killers of the Flower Moon about?

Based on the brilliant book by David Grann, who also gave us The Lost City of Z, the film sets its scene in post-World War One Oklahoma, a time when the Osage were the richest people in the world thanks to oil being discovered on their reservation. This didn’t sit particularly well with the local whites, especially wealthy cattleman William King Hale (Robert De Niro), who conspires to murder dozens of Osage in order to funnel their land rights into his own greedy hands.

In addition to old Scorsese fave De Niro, current Scorsese fave Leonardo DiCaprio is on board as Hale’s nephew, Ernest Burkhart, who is pressed into the plot and marries Osage woman Mollie (Lily Gladstone) in order to inherit her rights should she, uh, mysteriously pass away.

The cast of Killers of the Flower Moon

All killer no filler here, with Jesse Plemons as Bureau of Investigation agent Tom White, who is tasked with solving the killings – a role originally earmarked for DiCaprio. John Lithgow, Brendan Fraser, Tantoo Cardinal, Tatanka Means, Sturgill Simpson, Pat Healy, Barry Corbin, Scott Shepherd,Cara Jade Myers, JaNae Collins, and Jillian Dion also feature.

Killers of the Flower Moon trailer

What are the critics saying about Killers of the Flower Moon?

It’s a masterpiece. The Rotten Tomatoes consensus sums it up nicely: “Enormous in runtime, theme, and achievement, Killers of the Flower Moon is a sobering appraisal of America’s relationship with Indigenous peoples and yet another artistic zenith for Martin Scorsese and his collaborators.” Don’t sleep on this one.