Kill Bill: Volume 2 Reviews

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August 13, 2019
Tarantino's attempt to inject a more solemn tone as the narrative reaches its climax creates an awkward mesh with the proceeding pulpiness.
January 9, 2018
I don't even want to do Tarantino and his pathetic accomplices the honour of recounting the narrative of the second "volume" of this exercise in trashpedalling, and frankly I don't need to, because there isn't a plot to speak of.
January 5, 2018
Where KB1 had the pace of an ADHD six-year-old on a sugar high, KB2 has been Ritalinized, its tempo slowed to a crawl in self-conscious, and self-defeating, imitation of Sergio Leone. It's two hours that feel like five.
August 15, 2012
It has its moments, and Thurman is an appealing heroine. But on the whole, this is a disjointed, disappointing and monstrously self-indulgent exercise.
December 24, 2010
Sequel just as over-the-top explicitly violent.
December 7, 2007
If Kill Bill is a comeback film, Tarantino's future career prospects look about as good as Mike Tyson's. The Emperor's new clothes are showing.
May 4, 2005
August 8, 2004
Shows a talented filmmaker and brilliant pop-culture mind wrestling with his often distasteful sexual predilections.
August 7, 2004
I've lost my sweet tooth for slice-and-dice escapism, and perhaps this is why I feel the need to see movies that don't simply glamorize or fetishize or supernaturalize brutality.
August 1, 2004
The pop encyclopedist and video-store genius has become a megalomaniac, and the exhilarating filmmaker he might have been is disappearing fast.
June 11, 2004
"Volume 2" was about a million times better than "Volume 1." Unfortunately though, one million times zero is still zero.
May 18, 2004
The Kill Bill films leave me cold. For all their technical interest, the films still feel like an arrogant "aren't I clever and neato?" showboating move.
May 2, 2004
Tries to be the "Ulysses" of exploitation films.
April 22, 2004
In the killer moment, the Bride is buried alive and must think outside the box, as it were....[But] it's Tarantino who kills Bill, not with the sword, but with a lazy pen.
April 22, 2004
No fan of the first volume can justify missing this one, but only several moments are worth getting excited over.
April 21, 2004
More is less in this needlessly talky, surprisingly unstylish, and disappointingly dull affair. Yet stitch together Vol. 1 & 2 and you've got a different story altogether.
April 17, 2004
It's Tarantino paying homage to Tarantino.
April 17, 2004
for all the craft that's gone into Kill Bill, Vol. 2, despite the chance Tarantino has taken in departing from the wham-bam movement of the first half, my final reaction to the movie is, so what?
April 16, 2004
An over-long exercise in resolution, denouement and style.
April 16, 2004
A soul-deadening experience.
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