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½ January 6, 2017
Exploitation straight out of the 70's
December 31, 2016
Planet Terror was random and ridiculous, it tend to be a bit confusing but the action and the interaction between characters was great. And props to Rodriguez for not using too much cg. 2.5out of 5 in my book.

Death Proof was a straight up slasher, just with awesome cars. I liked death proof more, maybe because it was simple and quick. Wish there was a proper explanation for the killer's motif though. Also this is one of those movies where the "good guys" are also scumbags so it's really hard to root for a side. 2.5 out of 5 stars in my book.

Together with all the fake trailers, grain and theater cards, this movie emulates a classic theater style which plays on one's nostalgia of those days but the grain effect and the missing reel that cuts a chunk of a movie is exaggerated in my opinion. 3 out of 5 Stars total in my book.
November 15, 2016
This movie like all Tarantino movies is garbage. it's way too over the top, it's way too silly, and I didn't really care for any of the characters save the twins but that's just cause they are hot. all in all this movie should have never made it to theaters and it stupid
October 22, 2016
Rodriguez and Tarantino bring together a great homage to grind-house cinema. However I'd recommend watching Death Proof first then Planet Terror.
September 10, 2016
Best of both worlds!!!!!!
July 12, 2016
This the reason why I'm in film school. End of review.
June 11, 2016
Grindhouse is a fun double feature that displays that Rodriguez (Planet Terror) and Tarantino (Death Proof) both know how to work off eachother to produce two fun B movies that are amusing on a spectacle level (more on Planet Terror) and on a witty side (more on Death Proof).
April 30, 2016
Explosiva, entretenida, feral y divertida maratón de dos películas (aunque no debería de criticarles mucho) y un chorro de "fake trailers" para asegurar un buen rato.
April 8, 2016
Expertly crafted schlock. The retro visuals and performances are very entertaining, and the fake trailers are a riot. Tarantino's "Death Proof" is better than Rodriguez's zombie B-movie gorefest "Planet Terror", but together the two movies form a fun and exciting tribute to the moviegoing experience.
½ March 14, 2016
Just a fun movie that delivers an homage to the 80's and Grindhouse theaters with Quentin Tarantino and Robert Rodriguez as the directors.
February 26, 2016
Grindhouse is a rare experience since double features are not regularly made nowadays. The style that was put into making this double feature particularly makes it feel like two older movies (perhaps from the 70s) but with contemporary actors we know and love like Bruce Willis, Josh Brolin, and Rosario Dawson to name a few. Together, Planet Terror and Death Proof bring an interesting experience to viewers. Separately, each is a good (but not great) B movie.

What worked for Planet Terror: it is awesome as a "disease" or "outbreak" movie. Even though the film is generally darkly lit, the killing of the infected proves to be action-packed and very bloody (did Tarantino ghost direct certain parts)? Wray is a really cool character with a clear expertise on guns and a great shooter. Cherry is good as well, but a little more bland than Wray. While the coolest aspect of the film has to be when Cherry gains a gun for a leg it defies the logic of her knowing how to operate it without pulling a trigger of any sorts. Also, it does not seem to run out of ammo. But this logic is somewhat irrelevant since it is clear Planet Terror was made for fun.

What worked for Death Proof: Tarantino is at it again with conversations that connect dots between various situations. For example, in the first half of the film a girl is told to do a lap-dance for the first man who says something specific to her, and her friends urge her not to be "chickens***." When Kurt Russell tries this on this same girl later in the film, he makes an analogy to the common phrase "in my book" and threatens to put this girl under "chickens***" in his "book." Unlike most Tarantino movies, however, it lacks substance, and at its most basic, Death Proof is about Kurt Russell tracking two sets of girls - one in the first half and another in the second half. Even with Tarantino-esque dialogue, this segment falls short of great, but Kurt Russell's performance in this movie is convincing and impressive.

It is a fun experience to watch this double feature, but do not expect to watch two masterpieces by any means.

½ February 14, 2016
Robert Rodriguez and Quentin Tarantino (along with a few guest directors) have joined forces to create a thoroughly entertaining cinematic experience with 'Grindhouse'. While both movies are enjoyable on their own, this double feature, complete with joke trailers for schlocky coming attractions, is a treat for any fans of genre cinema.
January 19, 2016
You willl be just like in old time.
January 16, 2016
Both directors show off their talent for taking the junk of American cinema and reverting it into something that is actually good. I enjoyed Rodriguez's highly entertaining "Planet Terror" and the trailers by other directors more than Tarantino's well-written but ultimately flat "Death Proof" but all of it was well-done and scorched with the greatest form of nostagia.
½ January 16, 2016
I have not seen the individuals movies that make up this 'double bill' and I understand that as separate entities they don't quite work. As a 'double bill' you're in for a whole evening's entertainment from zombie invasion to psycho in a car. The fake trailers make you wish they were real movies - which they eventually did become! A double bill that kills the double Kill Bill.
January 9, 2016
A send-up to sleazy, low quality cinema at it's best: double featured, gory, hilarious, and stuffed to the brim with all kinds of filmic treasures, a one-of-a-kind rarity in contemporary cinema.
½ January 2, 2016
Quentin Tarantino y Robert Rodriguez se unen para realizar un delicioso y desquiciado proyecto que busca resucitar el cine Clase B de función doble por una sola entrada que se proyectaba en las pulgosas salas de cine llamadas "Grindhouse", con toda la violencia, el sentido del absurdo y el humor que esto conlleva. Las dos películas en cuestión son "Planet Terror", una cinta llena de cortes abruptos, rayones y situaciones delirantes dirigida por Rodriguez, acerca de un virus que convierte a la gente en zombie y a una heroína (Rose McGowan) con una pierna convertida en arma que busca acabarlos a todos. La dupleta la completa "Death Proof", un tributo a "Vanishing Point" acerca de un doble de cine asesino en serie (Kurt Russell) que encuentra a unas mujeres más que rudas que buscan venganza. En medio de semejantes películas, encontramos trailers falsos dirigidos por Robert Roriguez, Eli Roth, Edgar Wright y Jason Eisener, que complementan la experiencia. Curiosamente, dos de esos trailers se convirtieron en las películas reales "Machete" y "Hobo With A Shotgun". Mi consejo es que tome esas últimas películas y arme su propio "Grindhouse 2".
December 23, 2015
Best Experience In A Long, LONG Time. Loved Death Proof, liked Planet Terror but the fake trailers were heaven.
October 28, 2015
Preferred Death Proof over Planet Terror. Have reviewed both separately.
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