The whole is never more than the sum of its parts, no matter how well-crafted those parts are.
| Original Score: 3/5
Tries to be the "Ulysses" of exploitation films.
| Original Score: 2.5/5
Sequel just as over-the-top explicitly violent.
| Original Score: 2/5
| Original Score: C
Those with indomitable patience may find some reward in the final half hour of Vol. 2.
When not being a colossal bore, Tarantino takes pleasure in offending our moral sensibilities with his adoring portrait of a natural born killer with a thirst for revenge.
| Original Score: 0/5
Chapter 75: Quentin Still Loves Himself (Lest You Thought It Was Only a Summer Thing)
More is less in this needlessly talky, surprisingly unstylish, and disappointingly dull affair. Yet stitch together Vol. 1 & 2 and you've got a different story altogether.
| Original Score: 2/4
For those seeking the vibrant innovation of Tarantino's first movies or the sheer rush of Kill Bill, Vol. 1, Vol. 2 feels like a dulled blade.
| Original Score: 2.5/4
At times, you may find yourself wishing that Bill or the Bride would just shut up and kill somebody.
| Original Score: 2.5/4
Betraying its origins as the last half of another movie, rather than its own entity, Kill Bill Vol. 2 feels like leftovers.
"Volume 2" was about a million times better than "Volume 1." Unfortunately though, one million times zero is still zero.
The thrill has been completely abandoned in Volume 2, which trades its buckets of crimson blood for pages of dry dialogue that bring us nowhere new
| Original Score: 1.5/5
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.
In the killer moment, the Bride is buried alive and must think outside the box, as it were....[But] it's Tarantino who kills Bill, not with the sword, but with a lazy pen.
Is this what we were waiting for? Now we know why Miramax took a Hattori Hanzi sword to Quentin Tarantino's latest production and divided it in two.
"Kill Bill: Volume 2" commits the ultimate crime of being boring. What could have been one of the best action films of all time turns into a mediocre, frustrating film.
| Original Score: C-
What should have been a comic strip has turned into a bloated coffee-table book, smacking of self-indulgence.
Shows a talented filmmaker and brilliant pop-culture mind wrestling with his often distasteful sexual predilections.
While VOLUME 1 ended in overdrive, VOLUME 2 rarely gets out of third gear before finally running out of gas and mercifully sputtering to a halt