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Grindhouse (2007)



Average Rating: 7.4/10
Reviews Counted: 192
Fresh: 159 | Rotten: 33

Grindhouse delivers exhilarating exploitation fare with wit and panache, improving upon its source material with feral intelligence.


Average Rating: 7.1/10
Critic Reviews: 46
Fresh: 36 | Rotten: 10

Grindhouse delivers exhilarating exploitation fare with wit and panache, improving upon its source material with feral intelligence.



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Kill Bill director Quentin Tarantino and Sin City director Robert Rodriguez join forces to offer a cinematic tribute to the blood-soaked exploitation epics of yesteryear with this hyper-violent coupling of two full-length features punctuated by a collection of outrageous trailers. The first segment, directed by Rodriguez and entitled Planet Terror, details the violent struggle between a ravenous army of zombie-like humanoids who have taken control of the planet and the remaining survivors who


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All Critics (198) | Top Critics (48) | Fresh (159) | Rotten (33) | DVD (3)

Grindhouse is both impressive and disappointing. From a technical and craft point of view it is first-rate; from its standing in the canon of the two directors, it is minor.

October 26, 2007 Full Review Source: Chicago Sun-Times | Comments (20)
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The whole thing runs a bit over three hours, goes by swiftly, contains countless film references and includes hilarious fake trailers.

April 9, 2007 Full Review Source: Wall Street Journal
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A rowdy jolt of quasi-nostalgic escapism.

April 9, 2007 Full Review Source: USA Today
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Shocking gore. Excessive violence. Gratuitous nudity. Exploding pustules. Hey, maybe your childhood was different than mine.

April 9, 2007 Full Review Source: Seattle Times
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A weaponized adrenaline rush.

April 9, 2007 Full Review Source: San Jose Mercury News
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RR and QT do an excellent job of simulating the content of grindhouse offerings, but they don't simulate the experience or the giddy kick.

April 9, 2007 Full Review Source: Philadelphia Inquirer
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Not just a movie but an event in its own right, Grindhouse is simply unmissable in its complete form.

October 14, 2012 Full Review Source:

A paean to the exploitation films of the 70s, built more for titillation than story-telling, Grindhouse - especially the Rodriguez sequence - is nearly impossibly silly, not necessarily a bad thing, and is certainly not for everyone.

March 22, 2011 Full Review Source:

Grindhouse is a great experience, packed with fun, thrills, chills and gore galore.

October 21, 2010 Full Review Source: IGN DVD

Delivers all the trashy, seat-squirming, eye-covering moments your fiercely racing heart craves. Forget about "guilty pleasures." Call it a pleasure, and leave it at that.

June 9, 2010 Full Review Source: DCist

Half smirk, half transcendence

August 27, 2009 Full Review Source: CinePassion

This is a movie theater experience. It needs to be seen at night, with a big screen and lots of friends.

September 4, 2008 Full Review Source: The Scorecard Review
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As amusing as the concept is, the actual result is a considerable disappointment - a high-tech forgery that lacks the disreputable charm of its models, which were made without the self-conscious affectation on display here.

July 11, 2008 Full Review Source: ESplatter

Hopefully Rodriguez and Tarantino will make more of these.

June 18, 2008 Full Review Source: ESplatter

A mediocre attempt to play with exploitation fire without getting burned. A pair of anti-septic fakes that miss the entire point of exploitation.

April 18, 2008 Full Review Source: Beyond Hollywood
Beyond Hollywood

3-D Naughtiness! Perverts in Revolt! Sinful Dwarfs! And Even a Movie Review, Why Not?

April 8, 2008 Full Review

Has Tarantino ever made a singularly authentic, sincere, innovative frame of film in his entire life?

February 28, 2008 Full Review Source: | Comments (8)

The trailers for grindhouse movies were always better than the films themselves. Sadly, the same is true of Grindhouse.

February 14, 2008 Full Review Source:

Each film would have fared better as a 15-minute short.

January 4, 2008 Full Review Source: Spectrum (St. George, Utah)
Spectrum (St. George, Utah)

It is a movie about watching itself, and that is both solipsistic and pure genius.

September 20, 2007 Full Review Source: Antagony & Ecstasy
Antagony & Ecstasy

[In Death Proof, Tarantino] gleefully subverts the genre to keep us thoroughly entertained.

July 17, 2007 Full Review Source: Shadows on the Wall
Shadows on the Wall

Thank you Tarantino, thank you Rodriguez, it was a pleasure...

July 10, 2007 Full Review Source: Cinema Crazed
Cinema Crazed

While I believe Tarantino to be a far greater artist when it comes to lining his cinematic and pop culture channelings with elements of profundity, Rodriguez is something of a master at to-the-point entertainment.

July 3, 2007 Full Review Source: Projection Booth
Projection Booth

An intriguing package of faux trailers and senseless violence. Rarely is there a film that is so unquestionably enjoyable. Might give the '70s grind house flicks a good name.

May 27, 2007 Full Review Source: Cinema Sight
Cinema Sight

The numbness of sitting through nearly two hours of dreck isn't all that kills the momentum going in to Death Proof.

May 2, 2007 Full Review
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Quentin looks weird. Weirder.
April 26, 2007

Super Reviewer

Some of the most stylish three and a half hours youā(TM)ll ever see.

Full double-bill review coming to on 8/2
July 20, 2013

Super Reviewer

Top 20 of all-time.
February 28, 2013

Super Reviewer

Loved the movie as a whole; the blend of Rodriguez and Tarantino go hand in hand with each other. It really doesn't seem like it's longer than 3 hours at goes by in a flash. The acting was good, both plots were original, and the killing/blood scenes were on point as usual with Tarantino. This movie is different from anything you've probably seen before, and it uses that freshness to its advantage.
January 10, 2013
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    1. Stunt Man Mike (Death Proof): [as he drives] Hey, Pam, remember when I said this car was death proof? Well, that wasn't a lie. This car is 100% death proof.
    – Submitted by Baurushan J (2 years ago)
    1. Stunt Man Mike (Death Proof): Ladies! That was fun! Adios! [gets shot]
    – Submitted by Baurushan J (2 years ago)
    1. Lee: I can't belive a fucking Circle A clerk carries Italian Vogue.
    2. Abernathy (Death Proof): It doesn't. It's his own personal copy. He'll let it go for 27 bucks.
    3. Lee: [scoffs] 27 bucks?
    4. Abernathy (Death Proof): What the fuck do you care? We're talking about fucking per diem here. We found an issue of Italian Vogue in Lebanon, Tennessee. We're lucky he's not asking for fuckin' Krugerrands. I'm getting it, and we're splitting it three ways.
    5. Lee: What? Me, you, and Kim?
    6. Abernathy (Death Proof): No. Kim doesn't give a shit about Italian Vogue. But Brandy will come in with us, and if she won't, Tyson, her assistant, will.
    7. Lee: Okay, but if anyone tears out any sheets that I want, you gotta make color Xerox copies of those pages, and I'm not talkin' fuckin' Kinko's here either. You take it to the art department and have them do it fucking right.
    – Submitted by Gavin S (3 years ago)
    1. Lee: [to Zoƫ] I'm sorry, but what is 'home'? Is that Australia, right?
    2. Zoe (Death Proof): [seemingly offended] What do you mean by that, mate?
    3. Abernathy (Death Proof): Zoƫ's from New Zealand. And you never, I repeat, NEVER, call a Kiwi an Aussie.
    4. Kim (Death Proof): Not unless you wanna get your ass kicked.
    5. Lee: I'm so sorry, I really am.
    6. Zoe (Death Proof): [Abby, Zoƫ and Kim laugh] We're just taking the piss out of you, mate!
    – Submitted by Gavin S (3 years ago)
    1. Zoe (Death Proof): So let's hear it ladies. Set romances, who's gettin' it off?
    2. Kim (Death Proof): That would be Lee and Toolbox.
    3. Zoe (Death Proof): Oh, Toolbox. Name sounds promising.
    4. Abernathy (Death Proof): He's a grip.
    5. Lee: What he is, is a pervert.
    6. Zoe (Death Proof): Wow, he just keeps sounding better and better. What's his perversion?
    7. Lee: He likes to watch me pee.
    8. Kim (Death Proof): Haha! Lee is sittin' on a toilet and Toolbox is watching her pee, P-I-S-S-I-N-G.
    – Submitted by Gavin S (3 years ago)
    1. Zoe (Death Proof): So what's your story, Abernathy?
    2. Abernathy (Death Proof): I had a set crush on Cecil.
    3. Kim (Death Proof): Set crush? Please, you were his set wife.
    4. Abernathy (Death Proof): Were and had being the key words here.
    5. Kim (Death Proof): Bitch, you two are still into each other, and you know it.
    6. Abernathy (Death Proof): Oh yeah? If he's still into me, then why did he fuck Daryl Hannah's stand in? Yes, men are dogs, oh it's so funny, it's so funny!
    7. Kim (Death Proof): Oh, stop acting all hurt, your ass is just mad.
    8. Abernathy (Death Proof): Yeah, he's a stand in fucker.
    – Submitted by Gavin S (3 years ago)
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