Every film from Roger Ebert's "Great Movies" essays.
Just because you are a character doesn't mean you have character.
A burger-loving hit man, his philosophical partner, a drug-addled gangster's moll and a washed-up boxer converge in this sprawling, comedic crime caper. Their adventures unfurl in three stories that ingeniously trip back and forth in time.
It’s all about the dialogue! This is the most quotable film ever for me and my absolute favorite from Quentin Tarantino. Pulp Fiction perfectly works as a mix of different genres and you can totally feel the director’s love for cinema with so many film references that just mesh very well altogether. The writing is truly brilliant as the characters are all given a lot of care and are quite memorable whether they have big or small roles. Also, this film is really original in the sense that it manages to alternate all the different story arcs in an engaging manner, being constantly surprising and making the viewer relate to the characters to some degree. I can usually pick a…
This review reportedly contains spoilers. I can handle the truth.
From the very first words uttered you know you're watching something special. In Reservoir Dogs, Tarantino already showed signs of his unique skill at writing dialogue. In Pulp Fiction he perfects it.
When this came out in Holland, it became mostly known for two things. Firstly the fact that Travolta was playing a role he had never played before and secondly the fact that Tarantino made some great and unbelievably accurate cultural observations about Holland. Both were completely true of course, but that is not what blew me away.
This was my first Tarantino and will always be my favourite. I was completely taken by his prose. There is practically no line of text, no piece of dialogue uttered in…
Without any blemishes or imperfections; perfect.
Without any mistakes or shortcomings.
faultless - perfect - immaculate - impeccable
A work of outstanding artistry, skill, or workmanship.
An artist's or craftsman's best piece of work.
masterwork - chef d'oeuvre - chef-d'oeuvre - magnum opus
This is the ultimate film homage.
I honestly can't see how anyone wouldn't like this film. Even if you don't love it, you have to like something about it. The honest dialogue, the hilarity of it all, the thrill of it all, the awesome performances, the engaging characters, the compelling and thought provoking story, that fucking briefcase...
I swear, I don't think there is a single person on the planet who uttered the phrase "I didn't like Pulp Fiction" just like how no one has ever said "I don't know what's in that fucking briefcase." We all know by now. It's pretty obvious isn't it?
Yes, I've watched this twice in two days. In my prior review yesterday, I stated that Pulp Fiction wasn't my favorite Tarantino film.
I was wrong.
Everyone has one of those films, one that you constantly fight with. Basically, Pulp Fiction has always been mine. When I first saw it at age 13, I loved it. I really loved it. It was when I was starting to watch film seriously, but after awhile, I almost forgot about it. Recently, I've been watching a lot of Tarantino, and I remembered how I haven't seen Pulp Fiction in so long.
That brings me to my viewing yesterday, which was disappointing because I didn't remember it being as great as when I saw…
Perfect. Just absolutely perfect.
Watched PF projected onto a wall in my friend's living room. The way it was meant to be seen.
"Zed's dead baby." -The name of my new band
I admit I'm a little late to this party, and while I probably won't be raving on the dance floor, I can safely say that I'm very glad I came. Pulp Fiction is one hell of a ride. It's addictive to watch. The visuals, the timing, the larger-than-life characters, the non-linear storytelling... it's incredible.
Being my favorite movie of all time, it goes without saying that I fucking love Pulp Fiction. Excuse the profanity, but I needed to emphasize just how much I enjoy this film. Here we have Tarantino in all of his unadulterated glory. While there is action, it is the sharp, humorous conversations that carry this movies tone. This is cinematic dialogue at its zenith. And the actors do a superb job executing the Oscar winning script. Sam Jackson is at his best, and it even dragged Travolta out of obscurity. And as always, the soundtrack is sublime.
Tarantino pays homage to cinema in all of his movies, but Pulp Fiction is his love letter to the movies. It is undoubtedly the best of the modern classics, let alone Tarantino's best work.
I adore this film. Pulp Fiction is one of my favorite Tarantino films, along with Inglorious Basterds, but it's also one of my favorite films in general.
The individual stories are so great to watch. A couple of guns for hire have a crazy day on the job. A boxer is persuaded to throw a fight but realizes he has a few fights left in him. A date goes...awry. Stories that have characters connect at some point, in the past or future depending what story you are in, all weaved together brilliantly for maximum intrigue and wonderful pacing. Each building together and interconnecting at times where you know enough about a character from an earlier story to know their role…
Every viewing I fall more and more in love with Mia Wallace.
I caught a quote-along showing of this on the big screen the other day. It's still a great movie with some witty dialogue delivered with stellar expertise. In fact, if it wasn't for the cast and their line delivery, this could have been a very forgettable flick.
There's no denying the script is great. The back and forth in the conversations is the strength of it. Every now and then a line is forced, but I find myself invested enough in the characters that it's forgiveable. You want to see what happens next because the tension builds wonderfully on the dialogue alone.
The movie does have moments that drag here and there after repeat viewings (Vincent and Mia's story, the…
Pulp Fiction, Quentin Tarantino's follow-up to 1992's Reservoir Dogs is without a doubt his most representative, iconic, parodied, and praised achievement. His well deserved spot among the most talented directors and screenwriters of his generation is owed largely to this film's success. No other film of his has had sharper black humor, a more mind-blowingly constructed storyline, more memorable dialogues, more compelling characters, and a better cast than Pulp Fiction.
The somewhat underrated Jackie Brown is arguably my favorite of his movies, but there's no denying that this is by far his most enduring film. Featuring also an eclectic soundtrack, stunning performances from Samuel L. Jackson, John Travolta, Uma Thurman, and Bruce Willis, and borrowing influences from a wide variety of genres and styles, Pulp Fiction might as well be the ultimate and greatest of cinema pastiches.
A perfect cinematic experience. Maybe not a perfect film (although, it comes close), but does that really matter? Pulp Fiction is a prime example, as are all of Quentin Tarantino's films, of an appreciation for what makes movies worth watching. It's not the quality of the picture or flawless continuity, but the overall feeling that you're somewhere else, and that other place is 10x more enthralling and exciting than your daily life. After all, what is cinema for?
If you want realism, take walk to the park and watch the people go by. But if you ask me, that's not why we watch movies.
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