• R, 2 hr. 34 min.
  • Drama
  • Directed By:
    Quentin Tarantino
    In Theaters:
    Sep 23, 1994 Wide
    On DVD:
    May 19, 1998
  • Miramax Films

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Pulp Fiction Reviews

Michael Wilmington
Chicago Tribune
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This movie gets its charge not from action pyrotechnics but from its electric barrage of language, wisecracks and dialogue, from the mordant '70s classicism of its long-take camera style and its smart, offbeat, strangely sexy cast.

Full Review Source: Chicago Tribune | Original Score: 4/4

May 15, 2013
Kenneth Turan
Los Angeles Times
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The result, especially in the scenes involving Bruce Willis as a nervy boxer, can be long patches of dialogue that must have tickled Tarantino but will not necessarily resonate for anyone else.

Full Review Source: Los Angeles Times | Original Score: 2/5

May 15, 2013
Anthony Lane
New Yorker
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The talk is dirty and funny, the violence always waiting just around the corner.

Full Review Source: New Yorker

May 15, 2013
Carrie Rickey
Philadelphia Inquirer
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Whether you call it razzmatazz, pizazz or sizzle, Pulp Fiction's got it, enough style for a dozen movies and, truth be told, enough story for five.

Full Review Source: Philadelphia Inquirer | Original Score: 3/4

May 15, 2013
John Hartl
Seattle Times
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At 153 minutes, the movie does occasionally flirt with tedium, but the risk is worth it: The whole is finally greater than the sum of its pulpy parts. What could have been an anything-goes pastiche has surprising rigor and narrative clarity.

Full Review Source: Seattle Times | Original Score: 3.5/4

May 15, 2013
Jay Boyar
Orlando Sentinel
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In terms of mood and style, it could be the most influential film to come along since Blue Velvet.

Full Review Source: Orlando Sentinel | Original Score: 5/5

May 15, 2013
Gene Siskel
Chicago Tribune
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If you smile at David Mamet's dialogue, you'll laugh out loud at the words of Quentin Tarantino.

Full Review Source: Chicago Tribune | Original Score: 4/4

January 16, 2013
Owen Gleiberman
Entertainment Weekly
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Tarantino's dialogue, with its densely propulsive, almost lawyerly fervor, its peppery comic blend of literacy and funk, has more snap and fight than most directors' action scenes.

Full Review Source: Entertainment Weekly | Original Score: A

September 7, 2011
Richard Corliss
TIME Magazine
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Tarantino's guilty secret, which the international critics should have noticed, is that his films are cultural hybrids.

Full Review Source: TIME Magazine

March 29, 2011
David Ansen
Newsweek
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Just when you thought the last thing the world needed was another violent, self-conscious, hipster homage to film noir, along comes Tarantino to blow away your deja vu.

Full Review Source: Newsweek

July 6, 2010
Stanley Kauffmann
The New Republic
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The way that this picture has been so widely ravened up and drooled over verges on the disgusting. Pulp Fiction nourishes, abets, cultural slumming.

Full Review Source: The New Republic

May 27, 2009
Todd McCarthy
Variety
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A spectacularly entertaining piece of pop culture.

Full Review Source: Variety

March 13, 2007
Jonathan Rosenbaum
Chicago Reader
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The overall project is evident: to evict real life and real people from the art film and replace them with generic teases and assorted hommages. Don't expect any of the life experiences of the old movie sources to leak through.

Full Review Source: Chicago Reader

March 13, 2007
Geoff Andrew
Time Out
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It's the way Tarantino embellishes and, finally, interlinks these old chestnuts that makes the film alternately exhilarating and frustrating.

Full Review Source: Time Out

June 24, 2006
Janet Maslin
New York Times
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A triumphant, cleverly disorienting journey through a demimonde that springs entirely from Mr. Tarantino's ripe imagination, a landscape of danger, shock, hilarity and vibrant local color.

Full Review Source: New York Times | Original Score: 5/5

May 20, 2003
Rick Groen
Globe and Mail
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Scintillating.

Full Review Source: Globe and Mail | Original Score: 4/4

April 12, 2002
Peter Travers
Rolling Stone
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There's a special kick that comes from watching something this thrillingly alive.

May 12, 2001
James Berardinelli
ReelViews
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All the details are executed to perfection. Ironies abound in the smallest situations.

Full Review Source: ReelViews | Original Score: 4/4

January 1, 2000
Rita Kempley
Washington Post
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The experience overall is like laughing down a gun barrel, a little bit tiring, a lot sick and maybe far too perverse for less jaded moviegoers.

Full Review Source: Washington Post | Original Score: 3.5/5

January 1, 2000
Mick LaSalle
San Francisco Chronicle
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It's the movie equivalent of that rare sort of novel where you find yourself checking to see how many pages are left and hoping there are more, not fewer.

Full Review Source: San Francisco Chronicle | Original Score: 4/4

January 1, 2000
Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times
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The movie resurrects not only an aging genre but also a few careers.

Full Review Source: Chicago Sun-Times | Original Score: 4/4

January 1, 2000
Lucy Mohl
Film.com
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Writer/director Quentin Tarantino demonstrates his encyclopedic grasp of filmmaking by bending, chopping and deconstructing narrative while keeping a groovy beat.

January 1, 2000
Desson Thomson
Washington Post
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Brilliant and brutal, funny and exhilarating, jaw-droppingly cruel and disarmingly sweet.

Full Review Source: Washington Post | Original Score: 5/5

January 1, 2000
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