Kill Bill: Volume 2 (2004)

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Critic Consensus: Talkier and less action-packed than Vol. 1, Kill Bill Vol. 2, nevertheless delivers the goods for those expecting a satisfying conclusion to this two-parter.


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Quentin Tarantino's sprawling homage to action films of both the East and the West reaches its conclusion in this continuation of 2003's ultra-violent Kill Bill Vol. 1. Having dispatched several of her arch-enemies in the first film, The Bride (Uma Thurman) continues in Kill Bill Vol. 2 on her deadly pursuit of her former partners in the Deadly Viper Assassination Squad, who, in a furious assault, attempted to murder her and her unborn child on her wedding day. As The Bride faces off against … More

Rating: R (for violence, language and brief drug use)
Genre: Drama, Action & Adventure, Comedy
Directed By:
Written By: Quentin Tarantino
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On DVD: Aug 10, 2004
Runtime:
Miramax Films - Official Site

Cast


as Beatrix Kiddo/The Br...

as Elle Driver

as Pai Mei

as Esteban Vihaio

as Karen

as Rev. Harmony

as Janeen

as Larry Gomez

as Jay the Bartender

as Mrs. Harmony

as L.F. O'Boyle

as Tommy Plympton
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Critic Reviews for Kill Bill: Volume 2

All Critics (231) | Top Critics (47)

If Kill Bill - Vol. 1 was like a roundhouse kick to the head, Vol. 2 is practically a warm hug.

Full Review… | August 15, 2012
Associated Press
Top Critic

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.

Full Review… | June 24, 2006
Time Out
Top Critic

I've lost my sweet tooth for slice-and-dice escapism, and perhaps this is why I feel the need to see movies that don't simply glamorize or fetishize or supernaturalize brutality.

Full Review… | August 7, 2004
New York Magazine/Vulture
Top Critic

The pop encyclopedist and video-store genius has become a megalomaniac, and the exhilarating filmmaker he might have been is disappearing fast.

August 1, 2004
New Yorker
Top Critic

It has its moments, and Thurman is an appealing heroine. But on the whole, this is a disjointed, disappointing and monstrously self-indulgent exercise.

Full Review… | August 15, 2012
Film4

Sequel just as over-the-top explicitly violent.

Full Review… | December 24, 2010
Common Sense Media

Audience Reviews for Kill Bill: Volume 2

A more laid back not as quite as violent as the first but a solid finish to a nice tale. The entire why of volume 1 is laid out for you in a great finish.

jmanard52
John Manard

Super Reviewer

½

A bit of an improvement over its first half, but not by much. But i was impressed with some of its character work and David Carradine`s magnificent performance which made the film.

allan913
Al S

Super Reviewer

The Bride: I've killed a hell of a lot of people to get to this point, but I have only one more. The last one. The one I'm driving to right now. The only one left. And when I arrive at my destination, I am gonna kill Bill. 

"The Bride Is Back For The Final Cut"

Kill Bill Vol. 2 is a good addition to the first film. Where the first film was a wall to wall action packed entry, this one slowed it down just a little bit and made for a more conversational film. It still had action and it still had the awesome choreography the first had; it just had longer scenes with more dialogue. For some action movies, that wouldn't work, but when Tarantino I'd the filmmaker; dialogue is a great thing. The more dialogue, the better, in my opinion. I liked this one just as much as the first and I think a second viewing of both would make me like them even more. 

You should know the plot as it is the title, but this is the one where she actually kills Bill. Along the way she kills some other people that had a hand in her death. We also see the scene right before Bill tries to kill her at the church, and we see her get training from the very man that Bill got his training from. Like the first one, and just about every Tarantino film, the plot jumps around. It's told in a very non-linear fashion, which has proven to work perfectly for Tarantino. 

Film lovers love these movies because there is just so much to take away from them, even on the first viewing. Tarantino's love for movies come out in these Kill Bill movies more than any other movie he has made. Everything about Kill Bill is done in a very detailed, very technical, very workmanlike way. Every shot, every song, every piece of dialogue, is exactly the way Tarantino wants it. A lot of what's going on in these movies is paying homage to the movies he loved. 

As a combination, these movies are amazing. Uma Thurman is the perfect fit for her character, as is David Carradine. These movies are a film buffs dream, but so is Quentin Tarantino. The Kill Bill movies are must see films. If you love any genre that these movies touch, it's necessary. If you love smart, exciting, action packed, funny films, watch these movies. You won't be disappointed in the four hour long runtime of the two films together. 

blkbomb
Melvin White

Super Reviewer

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