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As Logan Paul brands Oppenheimer boring: Is it ever okay to walk out of a film?

The social media star and boxer complained Christopher Nolan's film was too long and nothing happened.

Cillian Murphy in Oppenheimer
Logan Paul has complained Oppenheimer was boring. (Universal)

YouTube influencer Logan Paul has admitted that he “walked out” of a screening of Oppenheimer because he got bored.

Christopher Nolan's new biopic, starring Cillian Murphy as physicist J Robert Oppenheimer who helped develop the first nuclear weapons, has been a box office hit and is already tipped for Oscars success.

But social media star and boxer Paul, 28, confessed on his podcast ImPaulsive: “I walked out of Oppenheimer.

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“I didn’t know what they were trying [to do]. 'What are you doing?’ Everyone’s just talking. It’s just an hour and a half, 90 minutes, of talking, just talking, talking.”

“It’s all exposition. Nothing happened.”

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The YouTuber is not the first person to go against the critics and confess they did not enjoy the film.

Billionaire Elon Musk, who last year took over social media platform X [formerly Twitter] also branded the film dull.

Musk, 52, shared a picture of himself scrolling through his phone during a screening of the movie, captioned: "This Oppenheimer movie is way too long."

Logan Paul attends the fight between Jake Paul and Nate Diaz at the American Airlines Center on August 05, 2023 in Dallas, Texas. (Photo by Sam Hodde/Getty Images)
Logan Paul complained 'nothing happened' in Oppenheimer, so he left before the end. (Getty Images)

Nolan has called his film an "intense experience" because of the subject matter and admitted it was a relief for him when he finished making it.

He has also responded to complaints from some audiences who said they struggled to hear the dialogue in parts of the film.

Christopher Nolan on Tuesday, July 18, 2023 -- (Photo by: Nathan Congleton/NBC via Getty Images)
Christopher Nolan has responded to criticism of Oppenheimer. (Getty Images)

Nolan told Insider: "I like to use the performance that was given in the moment rather than the actor re-voice it later.

"Which is an artistic choice that some people disagree with, and that's their right."

The film is three hours in length, which some critics and cinema goers have complained is too long.

Oppenheimer is not the first film to prompt audiences to walk out of screenings before the end.

Watch: Logan Paul explains why he walked out of Oppenheimer

In 2015 The Revenant starring Leonardo DiCaprio saw cinema goers leave after being turned off by the movie's gruesome content.

When classic horror The Exorcist was release din cinemas in 1973, it became so common for audience members to flee the cinema in terror that the St John’s Ambulance Brigade were stationed outside theatres in some parts of the UK.

Lars von Trier's 2009 film Antichrist starring Willem Dafoe and Charlotte Gainsbourg features distressing scenes of a baby falling to its death followed by gory gender mutilation which also prompted viewers to walk out of the cinema.

Various mishaps on the set of 'The Exorcist' led to rumours of a curse. (Credit: Warner Bros)
When The Exorcist was released in cinemas, people ran out in terror. (Credit: Warner Bros)

Stanley Kubrick's A Clockwork Orange may be considered a cinematic masterpiece, but when it was release din 1971, the extreme violence also caused cinema goers to leave in the middle of the screening.

And Quentin Tarantino's Reservoir Dogs and Pulp Fiction both saw cinema walkouts due to the violence it depicts.

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Experimental horror movie The Blair Witch Project, which pioneered the 'found-footage' genre, made some cinema goers feel sick when it was released in 1999, and so they had to leave before the end.