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Death Proof (2007)

Death Proof (2007)

Death Proof




Critic Consensus: Death Proof may feel somewhat minor in the context of Tarantino's larger filmography, but on its own merits, it packs just enough of a wallop to deliver sufficiently high-octane grindhouse goods.

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In Death Proof -- director Tarantino's take on such peddle-to-the-metal shockers as White Line Fever -- Kurt Russell stars as an engine-revving psychopath who prefers to take out his beautiful victims at 200 mph. Originally released into theaters on a double bill with Robert Rodriguez's Planet Terror under the Grindhouse banner, Death Proof finds a group of ladies out on the town pitted against a mysterious figured named Stuntman Mike (Russell), whose vintage automobile has been partially modified to withstand even the most extreme auto collision. Though the maniacal driver himself always comes out relatively unscathed, the same certainly can't be said for the poor young lass in his passenger seat -- or anyone unfortunate enough to be on the road when the urge to kill strikes for that matter. With a list of potential road-kill candidates that includes Rose McGowan, Jordan Ladd, Rosario Dawson, and Vanessa Ferlito, Death Proof takes viewers on an adrenaline-infused drive that's as sexy as it is shocking. ~ Jason Buchanan, Rovimore
Rating: R (for strong graphic bloody violence and gore, pervasive language, some sexuality, nudity and drug use)
Genre: Action & Adventure, Horror, Mystery & Suspense
Directed By: ,
Written By: Quentin Tarantino
In Theaters:
On DVD: Sep 17, 2007
The Weinstein Co./Dimension - Official Site

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Kurt Russell
as Stuntman Mike
Rosario Dawson
as Abernathy
Michael Parks
as Earl McGraw
James Parks
as Edgar McGraw
Monica Staggs
as Lanna Frank
Marta Mendoza
as Punky Bruiser
Martha Mendoza
as Punky Bruiser
Melissa Arcaro
as Venus Envy
Marley Shelton
as Dr Dakota Block "McG...
Nicky Katt
as Counter Guy
Electra Avellan
as Babysister Twin 1
Elise Avellan
as Babysitter Twin 2
Kelley Robins
as Laquanda
Eurlyne Epper
as Lanna Frank Friend 1
Jamie L. Dunno
as Lanna Frank Friend 2
Charlene Dlabaj
as Shanna Double
Quentin Tarantino
as Warren, Warren the B...
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Critic Reviews for Death Proof

All Critics (43) | Top Critics (3)

By the end of the film, Tarantino delivers on the action with a car chase that will get anyone's engine revving.

Full Review… | March 24, 2014
7M Pictures

Death Proof doesn't simply comment on its genre inspirations - it adds to their very legacy.

Full Review… | January 20, 2013
Projection Booth

As an anomaly, a curio, even as half a movie, it's a winner. As a stand-alone feature, it struggles to stand up to close scrutiny.

Full Review… | November 3, 2012

Tarantino's very bloody half of Grindhouse.

Full Review… | December 14, 2010
Common Sense Media

Freed from the constraints of the Grindhouse package, Death Proof can now spread out, find its proper rhythms, and emerge as another excellent Tarantino classic.

Full Review… | August 16, 2010
Combustible Celluloid

A comprovação de que, nas mãos de um diretor que conhece a fundo a técnica e a história do Cinema, até mesmo um exercício de estilo sem grandes ambições pode representar uma experiência apaixonante para quem ama e respeita a Sétima Arte.

Full Review… | July 17, 2010
Cinema em Cena

Audience Reviews for Death Proof

A delightful homage to the exploitation films of the 1970s, and it is especially amusing thanks to the way it mixes their visual elements with modern ones, but Tarantino once again gives in to his narcissistic self-indulgences in a series of endless, tiresome exchanges of dialogue.

Carlos Magalhães

Super Reviewer

Tarantino's exercise in slasher-type thriller is almost hypnotic in its first half, but really seems to lose its touch as it goes on. Kurt Russell is great in the lead role, even if his creepy allure is lost in the films' final third. Satisfyingly thrilling and cleverly shot, 'Death Proof' may be one of Tarantino's weaker films, but it's still a terrific ride. A great ode to grindhouse cinema and italian slashers.

Kase Vollebregt
Kase Vollebregt

Super Reviewer

Combined with Planet Terror, it makes for a cool film. I would have to say that I liked this one more (maybe my Tarantino bias) because the events in the movie could actually happen in real life. I guess i'm a sucker for realism.

Eric Alvarez
Eric Alvarez

Super Reviewer

Death Proof Quotes

Abernathy: It's a Prada!
– Submitted by Victor M (2 years ago)
Earl: I can make goddam sure he don't do it in Texas.
– Submitted by Victor M (2 years ago)
Stuntman Mike: The alcohol is just a lubricant for the individual for the individual encounters that a bar room offers.
– Submitted by Victor M (2 years ago)
Stuntman Mike: [catches his breath] Ohhh, ladies that was fun!
– Submitted by Jacob S (3 years ago)

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