All the films from all the editions, including those subsequently removed, presently totalling 1154. 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.
“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 weddingwakes 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 around…
It's been about 11 years since I first saw Kill Bill Vol. 1, and I'd only seen it again one other time when it came out on DVD. In those 11 years, so many pieces of this movie have become touchstones for me that seeing it again got a little surreal - the Shaw Brothers logo! the Terror Tuesday feature presentation bumper! Revenge movies! Spaghetti westerns! De Palma inspired split screens and tracking shots! Billy May's Green Hornet theme! Bruce Lee's Kato outfit and yellow tracksuit! Sonny Chiba! The RZA! Yuen Wo-Ping! David Carradine! Gordon Liu! Feet! - and they illustrate how massive an influence this had on me years ago.
The great thing is that no homework is required…
While definitely too manic for an average audience, this highly stylized homage film from the eccentric director is so gracefully wrapped in all the guilty pleasures of the old international action cinema that it is no longer "guilty".
Ah, youth. When this film first hit the scene, it was like crack for me. I couldn't get enough of it. I watched it four times in the theater and God knows how many times at home. But this most recent viewing exposed flaws I'd never seen before.
Don't get me wrong, this is a great(ish) film. All of Tarantino's movies are. He's a one-of-a-kind talent, taking elements he loved from obscure old films and combining them in radical, unique new ways. "Kill Bill" takes spaghetti Westerns and Kung Fu movies and hits Puree, and it's a blast...about eighty percent of the time. There are some really ugly moments here, though, involving some sexual deviancy (in a coma ward) and…
"That woman deserves her revenge and we deserve to die."
Kill Bill Volume 1 is an excellent revenge film. There is a lot of action throughout. The final 30 minutes is brilliant, and I especially appreciate the battle scene in the snow. Tarantino turns violence into a beautiful art. I like the Gogo character. There is not as much amazing dialogue here as most Tarantino films, but still an outstanding movie.
"It's mercy, compassion, and forgiveness I lack. Not rationality."
Quentin Tarantino loves movies. Sure, I do as well, and so does everyone else on this website, but Quentin Tarantino seems to eat, breathe, and live movies. His films seem to be a celebration of everything that has to do with movies, Kill Bill: Vol. 1 being cinema in its purest form. There is no cynicism, no pretension on display here, simply a celebration of everything that cinema has to offer. It is a story told through editing, through music, through dialogue, violence, lighting. It's highly, highly flawed, but I love every singly second, every singly frame of this film.
After starting off with a bang (that was probably a bit…
I go back and forth on Tarantino. On the one hand I appreciate his independence, on the other hand I'm not that interested in the things he puts on screen. It was with a bit of trepidation that I started watching the first part of the Kill Bill franchise/series/duology, which by all accounts and purposes is more extreme in its sensibilities than most of his movies. I ended up being indifferent to it. I should clarify that I'm not morally opposed to violence for the sake of it in film, but generally it leaves me indifferent. It's the same here. Obviously, this movie is not about the plot or about the characters, it's about the set-pieces. They are technically very…
Kung Fu revenge with just the right amount of pulp. Fun. Lots of fun.
Kill Bill was a single film project that for obvious had to be split in two parts. I guess they should be judged as a single entity. However, since they are technically two movies after all, I think I'm entitled to judge them separately even if that's not the right thing to do.
Vol. 1 had an absolutely mesmerizing first half. Quentin Tarantino's mastery at storytelling was at its sharpest here and the Bride character, played stunningly by Uma Thurman, was a great creation of his. Then, the second half brought with it the excesses in violence and blood during some brutal fighting sequences. Most people seem to love those since they are so stylized and spectacular, but they didn't…
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