Miramax Films | Release Date: October 14, 1994 CRITIC SCORE DISTRIBUTION
94
METASCORE
Universal acclaim based on 24 Critics
Positive:
23
Mixed:
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100
Pulp Fiction isn't just funny. It's outrageously funny. [14 Oct 1994]
100
For a brutal black comedy about L.A. hitmen, Pulp Fiction bursts out of its binding with loopy delights. [14 Oct 1994]
100
VarietyStaff (Not Credited)
A spectacularly entertaining piece of pop culture, Pulp Fiction is the "American Graffiti" of violent crime pictures.
100
A triumphant, cleverly disorienting journey through a demimonde that springs entirely from Mr. Tarantino's ripe imagination, a landscape of danger, shock, hilarity, and vibrant local color. Nothing is predictable or familiar within this irresistably bizarre world. You don't merely enter a theater to see Pulp Fiction; you go down a rabbit hole. [23 Sept 1994]
100
It towers over the year's other movies as majestically and menacingly as a gang lord at a preschool. [10 Oct 1994]
100
Film.comLucy Mohl
There isn't a scene or a character in the film that plays just one way. Bloody bits turn hysterically funny, relief gets riddled with tension, and the lurking question marks are as intriguing as the story resolutions -- rec.arts.movies has been filled for months with theories about what was in the briefcase.
100
The most imaginative movie to come along in ages. [18 Oct 1994, p.A14(W)]
90
Quentin Tarantino's latest movie puts an epic spin on a favorite genre, taking it to time-tripping levels rarely tested by its forerunners.
90
The architecture of Pulp Fiction may look skewed and strained, but the decoration is a lot of fun. [10 Oct 1994, p.95]
70
But the way that this picture has been so widely ravened up and drooled over verges on the disgusting. Pulp Fiction nourishes, abets, cultural slumming. [14 Nov 1994]