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…
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?
Sitting down and listening to Pulp Fiction dialogue is like cinematic pornography for me.
This film is quintessential entertainment. This was roughly my 20th viewing of the film, and it wasn't until now that I realized I had it criminally underrated in my top 300...and it was already in my top ten.
I don't mean to be the complain about the Oscars guy, but Pulp Fiction lost to Forrest Gump for Best Picture. I'm not even a Gump hater, I like it, but my goodness...better than this?!?!
Truly one of the greatest films ever, still puts the biggest smile on my face throughout.
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…
excellent screenplay.. mass gangster movie
Quentin Tarantino acertó de lleno al crear una de las mejores películas de toda la historia. Con una trama desordenada, un humor muy negro, unos personajes muy carismáticos y hasta lecciones de reanimación en caso de sobredosis. Una obra maestra.
I don't even know how many times I've seen that poster, when I was a young child I always wondered what this movie is about. As an adult, I can tell you it's about Uma Thurman being hot. Tim Roth, Samuel L Jackson, John Travolta, and Uma Thurman have been in countless famous, successful, and awesome movies but this just might be their greatest masterpiece.
”Say 'what' again, I dare you, I double dare you motherfucker”. This movie has one of my favorites quotes in a movie of all time. I always loved Quarantino's work and this is definitely a cinematographic masterpiece. As another review said: ”It's all about the dialogue”
Absolutely loved the Twist scene. 5/5
Tarantino first burst onto the scene with the Heist Movie 'Reservoir Dogs'. It was praised by both critics and moviegoers, and was classed as one of the greatest directional debuts in movie history. Despite the fact it was it was critically acclaimed, few expected Tarantino to create a follow up better than the original. But critics's jaws dropped viewing this movie. This movie is the one and only, Pulp Fiction.
Beginning with the movie's plot, Pulp Fiction's story is as complicated as it is easy to follow. It's about a couple of mobster hitmen; a mob boss; a mob bosses wife; a boxer and a boxers girlfriend, which revolves around a mysterious briefcase the viewer never gets to see. Which…
The dialogue, the music, the dancing, Jules & Vincent, Mia, Butch's watch, the chopper....is it really 20 years old? It is and it still packs an almighty punch. A modern day classic and one hell of a ride.
It's consistently funny and I love the style. However, I want to withhold further judgment until after at least a second viewing.
With: Pieter Brower
Where: Smitty-B (BUFF screening)
La consacrazione di Tarantino, la vera nascita di un genere.
Direi che può bastare.
(nella mia top ten all time)
- 12 Angry Men
- 2001: A Space Odyssey
- 25th Hour
- 3 Women
- A Trip to the Moon
- The Great Train Robbery
- The Birth of a Nation
- Les Vampires
All the films from all the editions, including those subsequently removed, presently totalling 1154. An easy way of seeing how…
- The Godfather
- Seven Samurai
- The Godfather: Part II
- 12 Angry Men
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