It has its moments, and Thurman is an appealing heroine. But on the whole, this is a disjointed, disappointing and monstrously self-indulgent exercise.
If Kill Bill - Vol. 1 was like a roundhouse kick to the head, Vol. 2 is practically a warm hug.
Sequel just as over-the-top explicitly violent.
| Original Score: 2/5
Although it's a gigantic shame that Miramax split Quentin Tarantino's long awaited 'kung-fu samurai Spaghetti Western love story' epic into two halves, "Kill Bill Vol. 2" pays off in spades...
| Original Score: A
Quentin Tarantino revels in the art and craft of cinema; so much so he has managed to mine all his favourite genres and make the style the substance.
Full of surprises and cinematic homage.
| Original Score: 4/5
If Kill Bill is a comeback film, Tarantino's future career prospects look about as good as Mike Tyson's. The Emperor's new clothes are showing.
Though Vol. 2's body count is of necessity smaller than that of its predecessor, the brutality hurts more here, and counts for more.
| Original Score: 5/5
The Tarantino style has been copied a thousand times over since Pulp Fiction, what Kill Bill: Vol. 2 proves is that he's still the master.
| Original Score: 3.5/4
Much like the classic spaghetti Westerns and kung fu flicks, Tarantino paradoxically manages to glorify and condemn the violence of his characters.
| Original Score: 3.5/4
Tarantino is killing off his mentors - directors who have passed or should have passed the torch long ago - to pave the future of cinema.
Those turned off by the first part's reckless, relentless violent purges aren't likely to find cause for conversion, but Vol. 2 certainly broadens the tale's remit, even as it aims to deepen it.
He saved the best for last.
| Original Score: C
The second movie's action is limited to 2-3 fights, the rest are long conversations and introspection. It is a far bleaker, more serious and dry affair -- but also a more fascinating character study.
The closer the Bride gets to her true goal, the more human she becomes. Some scenes near the conclusion have a lot of heart in them.
Vol. 2 is a great conclusion to a great (albeit, as of yet, nonexistent except in theory) film, but it is not a great film.
| Original Score: 3/4
Mesmo com todas as suas falhas, produz um número suficiente de surpresas narrativas que o situam acima da maior parte do lixo que Hollywood produziu em 2004.
Disposable scenes mar "Kill Bill Vol. 2."
| Original Score: B+
It stands alone as one of the year's most entertaining films.
| Original Score: 4.5/5