Accessibility Links

Kill Bill: Vol. 1

Action, Crime, Thriller 1h 51m 2003

Quentin Tarantino’s astonishing, action-packed thriller begins with a brutal betrayal, and launches an epic vendetta. Loaded with explosive action and outrageous humor, and followed up with a must see-finale, KILL BILL VOL. 2.

Synopsis: Four years after taking a bullet in the head at her own wedding, The Bride (Uma Thurman) emerges from a coma and decides it’s time for payback … with a vengeance. Having been gunned down by her former boss (David Carradine) and his deadly squad of international assassins, it’s a kill-or-be-killed fight she didn’t start but is determined to finish.

AroView: A blunt revenge picture souped up as an over-the-top homage to 70s ‘grindhouse’ flicks, this “fourth film by Quentin Tarantino” will provide a rush for action fans, but as a stand-alone feature at least, this is more self-conscious style and less substance than ever before.

Ransacking the best of Asian cinema for this first part of a thinly-sliced two part saga, he joins the dots of his nameless heroine’s quest to get even with those on her hit-list, ascribing a different genre style (anime, blaxploitation, chop-socky) to each blood-spattered action set piece. Thrown into the mix are Tarantino’s trademark (and now over-familiar) ‘super sounds of the 70s’, casting coups and other nods of iconic ‘cool’, but apparently missing is his ear for great dialogue and nose for the double-whammy surprise.


English, French, Japanese





You may also like

Kill Bill: Vol. 2
Action, Crime, Thriller 2h 17m 2004
Pulp Fiction
Crime, Drama 2h 34m 1994
Jackie Brown
Crime, Drama, Thriller 2h 34m 1997
La Femme Nikita
Thriller, Action 1h 57m 1990
The Raid
Action, Adventure 1h 41m 2011
Why Don't You Play in Hell?
Action, Comedy 2h 9m 2013