Kill Bill: Volume 2 Reviews

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March 13, 2018
Vol. 2 fills in the motivational and emotional blanks that left the first movie tasting like a meal made only of appetizers.
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
If Kill Bill - Vol. 1 was like a roundhouse kick to the head, Vol. 2 is practically a warm hug.
Top Critic
June 24, 2006
Those turned off by the first part's reckless, relentless violent purges aren't likely to find cause for conversion, but Vol. 2 certainly broadens the tale's remit, even as it aims to deepen it.
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.
May 14, 2004
If he doesn't take care Tarantino could make something significantly worse.
April 29, 2004
A gargantuanly entertaining double feature.
April 28, 2004
There is much to admire but little to love. Tarantino is not a director who engages on an emotional level.
April 22, 2004
People who stayed away from Vol. 1 because of its genre-dictated violence may find Vol. 2 so much fun that they'll want to catch up on Vol. 1.
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
A comic book at heart, albeit a thoroughly, grandly romantic one in the end.
April 16, 2004
A soul-deadening experience.
April 16, 2004
Revenge is a meal that gets better with the second course.
April 16, 2004
It's flawed but so audaciously unique that I can't imagine missing it if you love movies.
April 16, 2004
A witty and entertaining action movie.
April 16, 2004
Although Vol. 2 certainly doesn't skimp on action, there's far less killing here than in Vol. 1. And as the themes deepen, the film assumes an unexpected poignancy.
April 16, 2004
Betraying its origins as the last half of another movie, rather than its own entity, Kill Bill Vol. 2 feels like leftovers.
April 16, 2004
A dulling experience that can safely be admired from afar without it ever engaging the senses.
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