Critics Consensus

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



Total Count: 196


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User Ratings: 330,268
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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


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
Michael Biehn
as Sheriff Hague
Bruce Willis
as Lt. Muldoon
Michael Parks
as Earl McGraw
as Tammy
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
Johnny Reno
as Sax Survivor
Danny Trejo
as Machete
Cheech Marin
as Padre Benicio Del Toro
Eli Roth
as Dov/Tucker
Monica Staggs
as Lanna Frank
Nicolas Cage
as Fu Manchu
Udo Kier
as Franz Hess
Matthew MacFadyen
as Hatchet Victim
Will Arnett
as Announcer
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Audience Reviews for Grindhouse

  • Dec 27, 2012
    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 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 A Super Reviewer
  • Aug 05, 2012
    Concept > Execution
    Kevin C Super Reviewer
  • May 04, 2012
    This is great fun for movie fans who have spent many hours in sticky-floored, smoke-filled movie theaters in the 70s watching low-budget schlock films. The filmmakers of Grindhouse have paid a loving (and sadistic) tribute to those movies.
    Aldo G Super Reviewer
  • Apr 22, 2012
    Tarantino and Rodriguez come together for an awesome kick ass grindhouse double feature. The trailers were hilarious and inspired later films like Machete and Hobo with a Shotgun. The first feature was Planet Terror which I think was the better half of this film. It was as funny as it was action packed. It truly was a typical grindhouse. It was followed by deathproof. Which is a man with a deathproof car killing teenagers. It was a little slower moving but still a lot of fun. I watched this on a late Saturday night and I truly felt like I was in a drive in 70s theater. I highly recommend this.
    Daniel D Super Reviewer

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