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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 32 out of 43
  2. Negative: 5 out of 43
  1. 100
    Kill Bill: Volume 1 shows Quentin Tarantino so effortlessly and brilliantly in command of his technique that he reminds me of a virtuoso violinist racing through "Flight of the Bumble Bee" -- or maybe an accordion prodigy setting a speed record for "Lady of Spain."
  2. 100
    Delivered with such high panache and brio, it's mesmerizing.
  3. Reviewed by: Mike Clark
    88
    Bill re-establishes that Tarantino ranks with "Boogie Nights'" Paul Thomas Anderson as one of the few Hollywood filmmakers of the past 25 years with the stuff to win a lifetime achievement award.
  4. Mr. Tarantino is an irrepressible showoff, recklessly flaunting his formal skills as a choreographer of high-concept violence, but he is also an unabashed cinephile, and the sincerity of his enthusiasm gives this messy, uneven spectacle an odd, feverish integrity.
  5. 70
    His epic reworking of their lurid conventions proved so long that it was divided into two parts, and this one ends on a hell of a cliff-hanger.
  6. 63
    An incomplete movie, artlessly cleft in the middle. Cinema interruptus.
  7. It boggles the mind that after six years of silence, all Tarantino has to offer is this garbage.

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Score distribution:
  1. EddieV.
    Mar 15, 2009
    10
    The best vendetta movie ever... Great plot, sensational cast, and superb dialog. Thank you Quentin!
  2. Aug 27, 2010
    10
    This movie rocks!! Tarantino brilliantly directs this tale of revenge, honor, blood, action, drama, and kung fu!! Its not for everyone, but I highly recommend it to fans of Tarantino and kung fu!! Expand
  3. Feb 23, 2012
    10
    I like volume 2 more then volume 1 but it is my favourite film!
  4. NickR.
    Jan 5, 2006
    9
    I don't get it either, but I love it. The sum is greater than the separate parts.
  5. AGK
    Jan 1, 2014
    8
    awesome movie with.... drum roll please! (drum roll) no love story! isn't it wonderful? and the action was probably the best that I've seen out of any movie. I want more of this stuff! Expand
  6. Aug 4, 2014
    7
    I personally liked it, but it didn't need all that cheesy violence, but Quentin Tarrintino is still awesome. This movie had some cheesy action scenes but is carried by fine acting and nice character development. Expand
  7. Mick
    May 24, 2006
    0
    Awful. A well Polished B-Movie does not a good Movie make. Style and no content! Took all that is bad about this genre of film and supersized it.

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