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June 5, 2007
Expertly crafted schlock. The retro visuals and performances are very entertaining, and the fake trailers are a riot. Tarantino's "Death Proof" is better than Rodriguez's zombie B-movie gorefest "Planet Terror", but together the two movies form a fun and exciting tribute to the moviegoing experience.
½ March 30, 2011
Just a fun movie that delivers an homage to the 80's and Grindhouse theaters with Quentin Tarantino and Robert Rodriguez as the directors.
February 26, 2016
Grindhouse is a rare experience since double features are not regularly made nowadays. The style that was put into making this double feature particularly makes it feel like two older movies (perhaps from the 70s) but with contemporary actors we know and love like Bruce Willis, Josh Brolin, and Rosario Dawson to name a few. Together, Planet Terror and Death Proof bring an interesting experience to viewers. Separately, each is a good (but not great) B movie.

What worked for Planet Terror: it is awesome as a "disease" or "outbreak" movie. Even though the film is generally darkly lit, the killing of the infected proves to be action-packed and very bloody (did Tarantino ghost direct certain parts)? Wray is a really cool character with a clear expertise on guns and a great shooter. Cherry is good as well, but a little more bland than Wray. While the coolest aspect of the film has to be when Cherry gains a gun for a leg it defies the logic of her knowing how to operate it without pulling a trigger of any sorts. Also, it does not seem to run out of ammo. But this logic is somewhat irrelevant since it is clear Planet Terror was made for fun.

What worked for Death Proof: Tarantino is at it again with conversations that connect dots between various situations. For example, in the first half of the film a girl is told to do a lap-dance for the first man who says something specific to her, and her friends urge her not to be "chickens***." When Kurt Russell tries this on this same girl later in the film, he makes an analogy to the common phrase "in my book" and threatens to put this girl under "chickens***" in his "book." Unlike most Tarantino movies, however, it lacks substance, and at its most basic, Death Proof is about Kurt Russell tracking two sets of girls - one in the first half and another in the second half. Even with Tarantino-esque dialogue, this segment falls short of great, but Kurt Russell's performance in this movie is convincing and impressive.

It is a fun experience to watch this double feature, but do not expect to watch two masterpieces by any means.

3.0/4.0
½ January 4, 2013
Robert Rodriguez and Quentin Tarantino (along with a few guest directors) have joined forces to create a thoroughly entertaining cinematic experience with 'Grindhouse'. While both movies are enjoyable on their own, this double feature, complete with joke trailers for schlocky coming attractions, is a treat for any fans of genre cinema.
November 12, 2012
You willl be just like in old time.
December 14, 2014
Both directors show off their talent for taking the junk of American cinema and reverting it into something that is actually good. I enjoyed Rodriguez's highly entertaining "Planet Terror" and the trailers by other directors more than Tarantino's well-written but ultimately flat "Death Proof" but all of it was well-done and scorched with the greatest form of nostagia.
½ January 16, 2016
I have not seen the individuals movies that make up this 'double bill' and I understand that as separate entities they don't quite work. As a 'double bill' you're in for a whole evening's entertainment from zombie invasion to psycho in a car. The fake trailers make you wish they were real movies - which they eventually did become! A double bill that kills the double Kill Bill.
October 17, 2007
A send-up to sleazy, low quality cinema at it's best: double featured, gory, hilarious, and stuffed to the brim with all kinds of filmic treasures, a one-of-a-kind rarity in contemporary cinema.
½ October 24, 2007
Quentin Tarantino y Robert Rodriguez se unen para realizar un delicioso y desquiciado proyecto que busca resucitar el cine Clase B de función doble por una sola entrada que se proyectaba en las pulgosas salas de cine llamadas "Grindhouse", con toda la violencia, el sentido del absurdo y el humor que esto conlleva. Las dos películas en cuestión son "Planet Terror", una cinta llena de cortes abruptos, rayones y situaciones delirantes dirigida por Rodriguez, acerca de un virus que convierte a la gente en zombie y a una heroína (Rose McGowan) con una pierna convertida en arma que busca acabarlos a todos. La dupleta la completa "Death Proof", un tributo a "Vanishing Point" acerca de un doble de cine asesino en serie (Kurt Russell) que encuentra a unas mujeres más que rudas que buscan venganza. En medio de semejantes películas, encontramos trailers falsos dirigidos por Robert Roriguez, Eli Roth, Edgar Wright y Jason Eisener, que complementan la experiencia. Curiosamente, dos de esos trailers se convirtieron en las películas reales "Machete" y "Hobo With A Shotgun". Mi consejo es que tome esas últimas películas y arme su propio "Grindhouse 2".
December 23, 2015
Best Experience In A Long, LONG Time. Loved Death Proof, liked Planet Terror but the fake trailers were heaven.
October 28, 2015
Preferred Death Proof over Planet Terror. Have reviewed both separately.
October 6, 2015
As a double feature this is a knockout throwback gold.
November 20, 2011
Death Proof can be slow, but Grindhouse is still a brilliant film, and definitely one of my all-time faves.
August 29, 2015
A Real Fun Film Watching Experience!
August 19, 2015
Death Proove deserves a 5 stars.I give 4 stars for both movie reunited
June 13, 2007
The first half was really great, it could stand on its own. But, the second half, Tarantino's half was not worth watching, it was so slow!
½ June 17, 2007
Planet Terror is probably the greatest zombie movie I've ever seen. Death Proof has classic Tarantino dialogue and one of the best stunts ever put on film.
July 25, 2015
Together, these two are excellent companion pieces made by two visionaries. Stick around for the obvious highlight: the fake trailers.
January 18, 2015
Wonderful tribute to what Tarantino and Rodriguez consider the golden age of cinema. Everything about this film is incredible. From the overly violent plots to the fake movie trailers to the "missing reels".
June 15, 2007
I really didn't want to see this movie for some reason...Maybe because I didn't think I'd be able to sit through all of it with out having to use the restroom...
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