Kill Bill: Volume 1 Reviews

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May 7, 2008
A strange, fun and densely textured work that gets better as it goes along.
May 7, 2008
Even more gory and adolescent than its models, which explains both the fun and the unpleasantness of this globe-trotting romp.
February 27, 2007
Top Critic
June 24, 2006
It's all bang, bang; no kiss, kiss. But this is still bravura film-making from a prodigious talent, and Thurman may yet prove its saving grace.
August 7, 2004
There is no ironic overlay in Tarantino's movies, no 'commenting' on the pop schlock he's replicating. He simply wants to remake in his own way the kinds of movies he's always loved, and he's about as uncynical as a movie geek can be.
April 20, 2004
August 13, 2019
The better of the two Kill Bill films, and perhaps the last film where Tarantino created a tight, tense and disciplined exercise in film narrative.
July 30, 2019
Here was a filmmaker who could have easily stayed in his comfort zone of smart-alecky banter between dudes but instead chose to pare down his dialogue and flex his visual storytelling muscles.
August 20, 2018
Watching Tarantino's films-and none more than Kill Bill-is like being stuck in a room with someone who, like so many of this director's characters, can't stop talking about the really neat parts in the movies he's seen.
March 22, 2018
... Kill Bill confirms [Quentin Tarantino] as a filmmaker of astonishing invention and aplomb...
September 12, 2017
There's nothing like a good 'ole revenge heist (complete with a hit list) to make this film one of Tarantino's best.
July 29, 2016
The tale is pure pulp, a catalogue of seventies martial arts revenge dramas and American B-movie action thrillers, and the style is pure Tarantino...
January 12, 2016
delivers on every classic Tarantino brand that you'd come to expect
December 24, 2010
Visually striking, but also very violent.
December 28, 2009
A head-spinning dream project of extraordinarily bi-polar, nutso invention, Vol. 1 is a candy store rampage, cheering on Tarantino's fetishes as he built a colorful war machine of ideal double-feature dementia.
April 19, 2009
Quentin Tarantino's long awaited fourth film finds the pop culture carnivore of filmmaking reinvigorating cinema a second time over with a single-plot-trajectory revenge movie that utilizes samurai sword action with a shifting score of infectious guitar d
October 18, 2008
With its eclectic use of music and inventive mix of genres, Kill Bill is a striking and enigmatic revenge film visually and culturally rich and relentless in its action.
September 22, 2008
Something borrowed, something bloody. [Blu-ray]
September 12, 2008
Visually, this is probably the definitive Kill Bill: Vol. 1. Those without top-notch entertainment systems, however, may be better off sticking with the version they already own.
September 9, 2008
It's not my taste, but I can appreciate what Tarantino is trying to do.
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