Grindhouse (2007)

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Critic Consensus: Grindhouse delivers exhilarating exploitation fare with wit and panache, improving upon its source material with feral intelligence.

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Kill Bill director Quentin Tarantino and Sin City director Robert Rodriguez join forces to offer a cinematic tribute to the blood-soaked exploitation epics of yesteryear with this hyper-violent coupling of two full-length features punctuated by a collection of outrageous trailers. The first segment, directed by Rodriguez and entitled Planet Terror, details the violent struggle between a ravenous army of zombie-like humanoids who have taken control of the planet and the remaining survivors who refuse to go down without a fight. Freddy Rodriguez, Naveen Andrews, and Rose McGowan headline a cast that also includes Marley Shelton, Michael Biehn, Josh Brolin, Bruce Willis, and Tom Savini. 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. With a list of potential roadkill 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. Its tantalizing title borrowed from the term frequently used to describe the seedy, 1970s-era inner-city movie theaters that screened excessive, low-budget independent films containing copious amounts of violence and nudity as a means of offering counter-programming to the decidedly more restrained big-budget studio films, Grindhouse takes its love for these unabashedly sleazy efforts one step further by offering a jaw-dropping collection of fake exploitation trailers from such directors as Rob Zombie, Eli Roth, and Edgar Wright. ~ Jason Buchanan, Rovi
Rating:
R (for strong graphic bloody violence and gore, pervasive language, some sexuality, nudity and drug use)
Genre:
Action & Adventure , Horror
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Cast

Rose McGowan
as Cherry Darling/Pam
Kurt Russell
as Stunt Man Mike
Rosario Dawson
as Abernathy
Josh Brolin
as Dr. William Block
Marley Shelton
as Dr. Dakota Block
Jeff Fahey
as J.T.
Michael Biehn
as Sheriff Hague
Bruce Willis
as Lt. Muldoon
Michael Parks
as Earl McGraw
Fergie
as Tammy
Sydney Tamiia Poitier
as Jungle Julia
Jerili Romeo
as Ramona McGraw
Tom Savini
as Deputy Tolo
Rebel Rodriguez
as Tony Block
Carlos Gallardo
as Deputy Carlos
Quentin Tarantino
as Rapist No.1
Electra Avellan
as Babysitter Twin No. 1
Elise Avellan
as Babysitter Twin No. 2
Greg Kelly
as Rapist No. 2
Hung Nguyen
as Dr. Crane
Cecilia Conti
as Paramedic No. 1
Tommy Nix
as Paramedic No. 2
Troy Robinson
as Soldier No. 1
Derek Southers
as Soldier No. 2
Felix Sabates
as Dr. Felix
Doran Ingrham
as Patient
Johnny Reno
as Sax Survivor
Danny Trejo
as Machete
Cheech Marin
as Padre Benicio Del Toro
Zoe Bell
as Zoe
Eli Roth
as Dov/Tucker
Omar Doom
as Nate
Monica Staggs
as Lanna Frank
Nicolas Cage
as Fu Manchu
Udo Kier
as Franz Hess
Sheri Moon Zombie
as Eva Krupp
Matthew MacFadyen
as Hatchet Victim
Will Arnett
as Announcer
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Critic Reviews for Grindhouse

All Critics (191) | Top Critics (45)

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Full Review… | November 16, 2011
Time Out
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Full Review… | October 17, 2008
NPR.org
Top Critic

Grindhouse is both impressive and disappointing. From a technical and craft point of view it is first-rate; from its standing in the canon of the two directors, it is minor.

Full Review… | October 26, 2007
Chicago Sun-Times
Top Critic

The whole thing runs a bit over three hours, goes by swiftly, contains countless film references and includes hilarious fake trailers.

Full Review… | April 9, 2007
Wall Street Journal
Top Critic

A rowdy jolt of quasi-nostalgic escapism.

April 9, 2007
USA Today
Top Critic

Shocking gore. Excessive violence. Gratuitous nudity. Exploding pustules. Hey, maybe your childhood was different than mine.

Full Review… | April 9, 2007
Seattle Times
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Audience Reviews for Grindhouse

Top 20 of all-time.

Matt Goodman
Matt Goodman

Super Reviewer

Loved the movie as a whole; the blend of Rodriguez and Tarantino go hand in hand with each other. It really doesn't seem like it's longer than 3 hours at all....it goes by in a flash. The acting was good, both plots were original, and the killing/blood scenes were on point as usual with Tarantino. This movie is different from anything you've probably seen before, and it uses that freshness to its advantage.

Eric Alvarez
Eric Alvarez

Super Reviewer

½

Concept > Execution

Kevin Cookman
Kevin Cookman

Super Reviewer

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