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Death Proof (2007)

Death Proof (2007)

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Critic Consensus: Death Proof may feel somewhat minor in the context of Tarantino's larger filmography, but on its own merits, it packs just enough of a wallop to deliver sufficiently high-octane grindhouse goods.

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In Death Proof -- director Tarantino's take on such peddle-to-the-metal shockers as White Line Fever -- Kurt Russell stars as an engine-revving psychopath who prefers to take out his beautiful victims at 200 mph. Originally released into theaters on a double bill with Robert Rodriguez's Planet Terror under the Grindhouse banner, Death Proof finds a group of ladies out on the town pitted against a mysterious figured named Stuntman Mike (Russell), whose vintage automobile has been partially modified to withstand even the most extreme auto collision. Though the maniacal driver himself always comes out relatively unscathed, the same certainly can't be said for the poor young lass in his passenger seat -- or anyone unfortunate enough to be on the road when the urge to kill strikes for that matter. With a list of potential road-kill candidates that includes Rose McGowan, Jordan Ladd, Rosario Dawson, and Vanessa Ferlito, Death Proof takes viewers on an adrenaline-infused drive that's as sexy as it is shocking. ~ Jason Buchanan, Rovi
Rating:
R (for strong graphic bloody violence and gore, pervasive language, some sexuality, nudity and drug use)
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Action & Adventure , Horror , Mystery & Suspense
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Cast

Kurt Russell
as Stuntman Mike
Rosario Dawson
as Abernathy
Jordan Ladd
as Shanna
Sydney Tamiia Poitier
as Jungle Julia
Zoe Bell
as Zoe
Michael Parks
as Earl McGraw
James Parks
as Edgar McGraw
Eli Roth
as Dov
Omar Doom
as Nate
Monica Staggs
as Lanna Frank
Marta Mendoza
as Punky Bruiser
Timothy V. Murphy
as Bartender
Martha Mendoza
as Punky Bruiser
Melissa Arcaro
as Venus Envy
Marley Shelton
as Dr Dakota Block "McGraw"
Nicky Katt
as Counter Guy
Electra Avellan
as Babysister Twin 1
Elise Avellan
as Babysitter Twin 2
Kelley Robins
as Laquanda
Eurlyne Epper
as Lanna Frank Friend 1
Jamie L. Dunno
as Lanna Frank Friend 2
Charlene Dlabaj
as Shanna Double
Quentin Tarantino
as Warren, Warren the Bartender
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Critic Reviews for Death Proof

All Critics (39) | Top Critics (3)

Smart attention is paid to some interesting tensions between old and new in areas as varied as pop culture, photography, effects work, automobile construction, telephony and audio recording technology.

Full Review… | September 21, 2007
Time Out
Top Critic

Much of this material is terrific in purely cinematic terms; one of Tarantino's saving graces as a filmmaker is his often surprising capacity for contemplative moments and patches of plotlessness.

Full Review… | May 23, 2007
Salon.com
Top Critic

Although overall impact of Tarantino's homage to chick-driven actioners and auto demolition derbies remains about the same, pic's second half, in particular, benefits from the further detailing it's now received.

Full Review… | May 23, 2007
Variety
Top Critic

By the end of the film, Tarantino delivers on the action with a car chase that will get anyone's engine revving.

Full Review… | March 24, 2014
7M Pictures

Death Proof doesn't simply comment on its genre inspirations - it adds to their very legacy.

Full Review… | January 20, 2013
Projection Booth

As an anomaly, a curio, even as half a movie, it's a winner. As a stand-alone feature, it struggles to stand up to close scrutiny.

Full Review… | November 3, 2012
TheShiznit.co.uk

Audience Reviews for Death Proof

A delightful homage to the exploitation films of the 1970s, and it is especially amusing thanks to the way it mixes their visual elements with modern ones, but Tarantino once again gives in to his narcissistic self-indulgences in a series of endless, tiresome exchanges of dialogue.

Carlos Magalhães
Carlos Magalhães

Super Reviewer

Tarantino's exercise in slasher-type thriller is almost hypnotic in its first half, but really seems to lose its touch as it goes on. Kurt Russell is great in the lead role, even if his creepy allure is lost in the films' final third. Satisfyingly thrilling and cleverly shot, 'Death Proof' may be one of Tarantino's weaker films, but it's still a terrific ride. A great ode to grindhouse cinema and italian slashers.

Kase Vollebregt
Kase Vollebregt

Super Reviewer

Combined with Planet Terror, it makes for a cool film. I would have to say that I liked this one more (maybe my Tarantino bias) because the events in the movie could actually happen in real life. I guess i'm a sucker for realism.

Eric Alvarez
Eric Alvarez

Super Reviewer

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