All the films from all the editions, including those subsequently removed, presently totalling 1167. An easy way of seeing how…
Kill Bill: Vol. 1
Go for the kill.
An assassin is shot at the altar by her ruthless employer, Bill, and other members of their assassination circle. But "The Bride" lives to plot her vengeance. Setting out for some payback, she makes a death list and hunts down those who wronged her, saving Bill for last.
Quentin Tarantino is a true film fan; not cynical, not pretentious, just a fan who loves genre films, loves giving his audience a new way of seeing them and loves to have fun with each and every thing he does to make old things new again. Kill Bill Vol. 1 is just this: the fun, swashbuckling, energetic and completely and utterly awesome work of a fan who will do his best to make us fans by the end; and at this he more than succeeds.
Everything is strategic. The sharp writing of the story of The Bride on her road to retribution to those wronged her, is glimpsed at the beginning, but unfolded with each vital detail and flowing moment…
I have an odd relationship with the Kill Bill films because whilst I love volume one I find the second installment a self-indulgent bore, albeit with fleeting moments of brilliance. It is a real shame I so dislike volume two because as enjoyable as this film is it still feels very much what it is; the first half of an incomplete story.
Getting my grievances with the series as a whole out of the way it is impossible to ignore how much fun volume one truly is. Essentially a love letter to Asian exploitation cinema, it is an exuberant, and admittedly indulgent, explosion of film and genre references. Whilst it wears those references for all to see (Lady Snowblood being…
"Kill Bill" is definitely a fantastic revenge movie with ultra-cool action scenes and remarkable cinematography.
The fight scenes are so bloody, violence, stylish and really the highlight of this film. Uma thurman is so cool as the leader in her role of 'The Bride' and I can honestly say that she is perfect-match with Tarantino's movies.
Overall "Kill Bill" is one of the best revenge movies ever made with unforgettable fight scenes and amazing soundtrack.
Confessing you’re not a fan of Tarantino’s work is never easy, but here is one of those lost souls. If you’ve seen one of his films you’ve seen all of them in my opinion (obviously leaving Pulp Fiction out of this discussion) and nothing inside of me seems to care one bit about the lacklustre endings that finalise every single one of his pictures: what’s the point of killing every character if it isn’t even a surprise anymore? Kill Bill: Vol. 1 might be a minor anomaly for its sheer B-movie feel during its insane fight-scenes that even I cannot deny were entertaining to some extent, but to care about ‘The Bride’ is not something that I see myself capable. Perhaps that is not the point of the movie, but sheer action has never really been my thing to begin with. In other words, sorry for clogging up your activity streams with this. Love, Dirk.
“Well, a sure and steady hand did this. This ain’t no squirrelly amateur. This is the work of a salty dog. You can tell by the cleanliness of the carnage. Now a kill-crazy rampage though it may be, all the colors are kept within the lines. If you was a moron, you could almost admire it.”
The other day, as I was walking home from work, the sky began to darken. While checking my bag for an umbrella, I thought to myself, “Tut tut, it looks like rain.” (It was a kneejerk notion; it took some time before I tracked its origins to Winnie the Pooh.) That, in turn, led to Bambi’s “Little April Shower” running through my head, and…
Kill Bill is like a gourmet doublecheese burger: the perfect amount of ketchup accompanied by a delicious slice of cheese. Quentin Tarantino's fourth film follows the story of The Bride, who, four years after being shot in the head on the day of her own wedding, wakes from a coma and decides it's time to pay the bills. Having been betrayed by her former boss and by his deadly squad of assassins, this is a fight to the death that she did not start but is determined to finish.
One of Quentin's strongest features is the way he presents and develops his badass characters, and The Bride might be one of his best creations, but let's not forget the characters…
The perfect film.
The anti-Charlie's Angels.
The technical aspects of this film aside, I don't see this movie going down in the pantheon of great movies. It has a TON of homages but in the end it''s a long Kung-Fu movie, and I don't really care for that.
My review -- this film title is now on DVD and it does have a large profit margin of $150 million. The plot is as follows in a nutshell, the audience bares witness to the beginning of the end of this wedding in black-and-white effects, but tragically it doesn't end how it should end, it ends with somebody getting shot through the head and left in a coma presumedly left for dead. But as we will soon find out this Bride has too much energy left in the tank to just roll over and play dead and now seeking revenge. Now straight off the bat I would like to make this perfectly clear, this film project has a 18 certificate…
"It's mercy, compassion and forgiveness I lack. Not rationality." It's been a good 10 years since the release (or 11 years and two months, to be exact), and Pulp Fiction recently turned 20. This first installment of the Kill Bill series is still standing tall and just might be Tarantino's best from the last decade (if viewed as a stand alone film, which I think in retrospect it should be). Putting in a lengthy anime part in a live action movie is a bit much, even for a movie consisting solely on references, and turning it black and white in the big fight scene is still really strange. Is there some bad words you want to censor while you're at it, or an uncovered tit maybe? Other than that, it's distilled cinema pleasure like never after from Tarantino's hand. If the snowing scene with Lucy Liu leaves you hungry, I recommend The Grandmaster by Wong Kar-Wai.
Wonferful Tarranntino, stunning Uma!!!!!
It's almost inconceivable that I haven't seen Kill Bill: Vol. 1 yet. I remember years ago not being able to get in the theater, for R-13 reasons, and subsequently forgetting about it due to the dearth of video stores where I lived. It's safe to say that I had pretty high expectations, which were let down somewhat. Nevertheless, Kill Bill Vol. 1 is a wild a ride that soars during its purely stylistic and textural sequences. The actual revenge story and violence is almost secondary to the sheer filmmaking on display here. It's a thrilling exercise in pure style (that must surely have influenced Scott Pilgrim), though I must admit that my attention flagged somewhat during the latter half,…
"Silly Caucasian girl likes to play with Samurai swords. You might not be able to fight like a samurai, but you can at least die like a samurai."- O-Ren Ishii
The opening chapter to Quentin Tarantino's Kill Bill saga is awesome. The dialogue is great, the action over the top and a lot of fun, and the soundtrack is brilliant. Tarantino is amazing when it comes to assembling soundtracks. Everyone of his films so far has an odd collection of songs included, yet it works. The film also features some amazing camerawork. I'm a sucker for long takes/tracking shots and there is one in this film that is just spectacular. Even though Volume 1 is a fantastic film, it merely serves as an appetizer for the even greater Volume 2. 9.5/10
'Revenge is a dish best served cod-old klingon proverb'
I UNDERTOOD A TARANTINO REFERENCE. Now I feel better about myself.
I did it only because I watched 'The wrath of Khan' the day before, but it stills counts.
- A Trip to the Moon
- The Great Train Robbery
- The Birth of a Nation
- Les Vampires
- Django Unchained
- The Wolf of Wall Street
- The Dark Knight
- 12 Years a Slave
- The Grand Budapest Hotel
I work at a movie theater and patrons mess up movie titles all the time. Here are some of the…
- There Will Be Blood
- Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind
- Mulholland Drive
- Children of Men
- No Country for Old Men
1. THERE WILL BE BLOOD (2007) by Paul Thomas Anderson
IMDb: 8.1 | RT: 91% || Points: 2110 | Peak:…