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Kill Bill: Vol. 1 (2003)

Action, Crime, Thriller 1h 51m

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





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