Kill Bill: Volume 1 Reviews

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November 15, 2019
A gleefully ultraviolent homage to the B-movie martial arts films of the 1970s. It's pure bloody pulp fiction packed into a tightly wound feature.
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.
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]
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.
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
August 4, 2007
Kill Bill is a temple of worship -- a devout hymn of praise to crap cinema (which isn't always crappy).
July 14, 2007
Kill Bill is pretty stupid, but there are also moments of beauty and brilliance.
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.
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.
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