Kill Bill: Volume 1 - Movie Reviews - Rotten Tomatoes

Kill Bill: Volume 1 Reviews

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March 21, 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.
Full Review | Original Score: A-
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
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
December 24, 2010
Visually striking, but also very violent.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
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.
Full Review | Original Score: A
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
Full Review | Original Score: A-
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]
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
August 7, 2008
Tarantino instead relies on delirious, high-octane, imaginative camera work; an anime sequence; and an exhilarating musical soundtrack to punch up a story that loses its intoxicating magnetism well before the final credits roll.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
May 7, 2008
A strange, fun and densely textured work that gets better as it goes along.
May 7, 2008
I didn't leave the cinema aching to see Volume Two (out in February), though I'm interested to learn how things work out.
December 7, 2007
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
August 4, 2007
Kill Bill is a temple of worship -- a devout hymn of praise to crap cinema (which isn't always crappy).
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
July 14, 2007
Kill Bill is pretty stupid, but there are also moments of beauty and brilliance.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
December 20, 2006
Unfolding as a book the film is conceived in chapters, each boasting the look and pulse of a specific genre; as expected of Tarantino, there are references to music, literature, fashion, and above all movies and pop culture, both American and foreign.
Full Review | Original Score: B
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.
July 5, 2005
One of the best films of the year, and, when it's all said and done, probably the decade.
Full Review | Original Score: 4.5/5
April 2, 2005
Tarantino is back with his most polished and yet slightly empty effort yet.
Read More | Original Score: 3.5/5
March 9, 2005
A movie that, without Uma, would have ultimately been a stylistic masterpiece, but never the stirring epic that it is shaping up to be.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5
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