Death Proof (2007)

Death Proof

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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 … More

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
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On DVD: Sep 17, 2007
Runtime:
The Weinstein Co./Dimension - Official Site

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Cast


as Stuntman Mike

as Abernathy

as Earl McGraw

as Edgar McGraw

as Nate

as Lanna Frank

as Punky Bruiser

as Punky Bruiser

as Venus Envy

as Dr Dakota Block "McG...

as Counter Guy

as Babysister Twin 1

as Babysitter Twin 2

as Laquanda

as Lanna Frank Friend 1

as Lanna Frank Friend 2

as Shanna Double

as Warren, Warren the B...
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Critic Reviews for Death Proof

All Critics (42) | 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
TheShiznit.co.uk

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

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

½

While Planet Terror absolutely wallowed in the essence of grindhouse cinema, and had much more action, Death Proof is more reverential and salutory, and captures the spirit of grindhouse much better. Dialogue consumes most of the running time (of the Grindhouse double feature and single film extended version), and while it is very reminiscent of past QT works, and has a lot going for it, it is not as great as the dialogue of works like Pulp Fiction and Reservoir Dogs. Kurt Russell is terrific as Stuntman Mike, and both sets of girls put in decent performances as well, even though some might call them crappy. The way I see it, the film was never planned to be Oscar-worthy, so expecting that kind of thing is asinine. The 4 shot death sequence and the final half hour (extended cut) are the best parts- especially the "ship's mast" and chase sequence finale bits. As always with a Tarantino film, the retro soundtrack is unparalleled in both it's overall brilliance, and in its usage. There are lots of gems that QT picked that would make any collector of obscure retro music have an audio orgasm.

All in all, a fun, though lesser work.

cosmo313
Chris Weber

Super Reviewer

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