"His eye is incredibly sharp and amazing, in regard to visceral cinema," says Uma Thurman, who has worked with Tarantino on both Pulp Fiction and Kill Bill. "He's a great storyteller. He's very seductive as a filmmaker."
Reconfirms Tarantino's status as the master of pop cinema and puts a sense of excitement into the year. He has matched, if not eclipsed, the power and scope of 1994's "Pulp Fiction," though not its human charm.
Beautiful film based on revenge with an almost exaggerated dose of violence especially in the finale. This film is sometimes also sympathetic because it features some meaningless or re-violent sequence.
It remains to be seen whether Kill Bill is merely a skilled slice of juvenilia or a pastiche with real emotional and thematic underpinnings, but based on Tarantino's storytelling command in the first half, it's worth giving him the benefit of the doubt.
Fun and smart, but undeniably thin, the first installment of Tarantino's action epic is a fanboy fever dream. The clichés are out in maximum force, tempting any critic fool enough to go one-on-one with the master. (The prize: a Ph.D. in Tarantinology.)
I'm pretty sure this is my favorite Tarantino movie. Don't freak out! I'm not taking away anybody's Pulp Fiction or Reservoir Dogs or Django from them. Those are great movies all in their own right. Easily at least 9's, all of 'em... if not also 10's some of them. However, for me this one hits like no other. It's such a phenomenal amalgamation of so many film subgenres that I love, Kung fu, samurai / ninja, anime (probably the best anime you've ever seen), spaghetti westerns. It's all here, seamlessly integrated into one cohesive Tarantino action movie magnum opus. On paper, transitioning from live action, to anime, to live action, most likely sounds jarring as f***. Yet here it is done so elegantly as to not even detach the viewer from the overall story being told. Every aspect of this movie is perfect. The cinematic shots, the directing, the acting, the choreography, the simple yet intriguing story, the music (shout out to RZA & the 5,6,7,8's), the dark humor, the crunchy sound of cereal being stepped on after a child witnesses the murder of her mother in a kitchen, all executed flawlessly, blended together in a movie production symphony that can only be described as lightning in a bottle. This movie is damn near perfect. Pure movie magic. It's right up there with Jaws and Alien. Much like those movies, I could watch this one over and over again and never get bored. It's neat, it's concise, and it knows what it is... yet it's sprawling, it's complex, and it's so many things all at once. It's easily a 10, and easily in my top 10 films of all time.
This movie is full of action and cinematic irrealistic violence and alternates moments of great entertainment and moments in which the action becomes an end in itself, excessive and not very funny. This is the worst of the two volumes of "Kill Bill".
The movie was a pretty fun one to watch mixing a bit of different filming styles and even some Animation which was a nice change of pace. As always Tarantino has his long as **** narration and long going scenes but it's always and every time worth the wait.
In this film, the first of two, the Bride, betrayed and abandoned to die by her groom, Bill, get her revenge route. Directed and written by Quentin Tarantino, the film stars Uma Thurman and David Carradine.
This is a film that can be good, but definitely is not for me. I like some of Tarantino's films, but definitely I cannot understand this one.
The performance of the actors is regular, the special, visual and sound effects are very good and the soundtrack, given the circumstances, is interesting. The main problem of this film is the non-linear narrative. This option simply does not fit in the film and makes it more confusing than it would be in a conventional narrative. Its an artistic resource, undoubtedly innovative, but that should be used when not hinder the understanding of the public. The public has to understand the movie, and it does not happen here. A person who knows nothing about this film, which has never read anything about it, don't understand it, and discards it.
The film's screenplay is interesting, although it has been virtually copied from another movie ("Lady Snowblood"). But despite the basic idea is good (the bride betrayed by her groom, abandoned and nearly murdered in his own marriage), the way the film develops it is quite negative. First of all, the film doesn't explain Bill's reasons. Surely he didn't wake up that day with a sudden urge to kill the bride, and this lack of rational explanation makes the situation far-fetched. Another problem of this film is the illogical manner it displays and mixes raw action scenes, western scenes or Japanese scenes. From a certain point, the film seems made with pieces of film found in a garbage dump. There is no logic in the way the film shows it.