Kill Bill Vol 1 & 2

March 7, 2010

One line review: Kill Bill owes all of it’s success and entertainment value to it’s incredibly stylized combat scenes.

Movie Title: Kill Bill: Vol. 1, Kill Bill: Vol. 2

Actors: Uma Thurman, Lucy Liu, Vivica A. Fox, Daryl Hannah, David Carradine, Michael Madsen, Julie Dreyfus, Chiaki Kuriyama, Sonny Chiba, Chia Hui Liu, Michael Parks, Michael Bowen, Jun Kunimura, Kenji Ohba, Bo Svenson, Jeannie Epper, Stephanie L. Moore, Shana Stein, Caitlin Keats, Christopher Allen Nelson, Samuel L. Jackson

Director: Quentin Tarantino

Year: 2003 / 2004

Genre: Drama / Action

Method of Viewing: TV

Location of Viewing: Home

Viewing with: No One

Rotten Tomatoes:
Kill Bill: Vol. 1: 85% – Kill Bill is nothing more than a highly stylized revenge flick. But what style!
Kill Bill: Vol. 2: 85% – Talkier and less action-packed than Vol. 1, Kill Bill Vol. 2, nevertheless, delivers the goods for those expecting a satisfying conclusion to this two-parter.

My rating: ***

My assessment (the first 101 words at least):


Pulp Fiction

October 22, 2009


One line review: A strange mix of cool one-liners, unusual situations, and strangely dull scenes

Movie Title: Pulp Fiction

Actors: John Travolta, Samuel L. Jackson, Tim Roth, Amanda Plummer, Eric Stoltz, Bruce Willis, Ving Rhames, Phil LaMarr, Maria de Medeiros, Rosanna Arquette, Peter Greene, Uma Thurman, Duane Whitaker

Director: Quentin Tarantino

Year: 1994

Genre: Drama

Method of Viewing: DVD

Location of Viewing: Home

Viewing with: No One

Rotten Tomatoes: 93% – What makes the film such wicked fun is the way Tarantino delivers the familiar with a twist. He continually prepares us for one thing and then delivers another.

My rating: *** – A great movie

My assessment (the first 101 words at least):
Just like Predator seemed to be loved more for it’s over the top action and strange one-liners than for the entire movie, this movie is full of one-liners that I never knew the source for. The setting, the characters, and the winding storyline all help to make this a very enjoyable movie to watch. However, I feel this movie indulges itself far too much in all of this long, pointless dialog. When I think of this movie, I don’t think of a funny one-liner, I think of Samuel L. Jackson prattling on for 30 minutes with a gun in his hand.

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