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.
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?
"Now whether or not what we experienced was an according-to-Hoyle miracle is insignificant. But what is significant is I felt the touch of God. God got involved." - Jules Winnfield
Jules is always one for hyperbole. And so am I. To say that I 'felt the touch of God' when I watch Pulp Fiction is a hyperbole. What I did feel though, is the presence of one of the greatest works of cinematic entertainment ever created. A rich tapestry of indulgence, hilarity and criminal activity, it's a smorgasbord of everything that makes the movies worth seeing in general.
There are very few things that aren't covered here. There's sparkling romance and chemistry, there's shocking twists and turns, there's an abundance…
I love this movie so goddamn much that I have no problem pointing out the one thing that is absolutely terrible about it:
In Ms. Villalobos we have an unnecessary character in an unnecessary scene in a movie that is pushing two and a half hours. Tarantino saw the scene as a way to slow things down and take a breath after the bedlam of Vincent and Mia's date, but that's idiotic. Firstly, Christopher Walken's monologue to young Butch is so engaging and brilliant that it perfectly resets the film. Secondly, the scenes that follow between Butch and Fabienne serve the same purpose, and to a better end. We need to care about Butch and Fabienne and their…
This is a breakthrough film, the style, the dialogue, the editing, the actors and of course, the genius of Tarantino!
Some movies define cinema, this is one of them!
Bloody fantastic. That is all.
No but seriously: intriguing plot, Travolta at the peak of his game, brilliant dialogue and a weirdly long cameo for Tarantino himself.
Up there with the best films I've ever seen, without a doubt.
"What now? Let me tell you what now. I’m gonna call a couple of hard, pipe-hitting niggers to go to work on the homes here, with a pair of pliers and a blowtorch. You hear me talking, hillbilly boy? I ain’t through with you by a damn sight! I’m gonna get medieval on your ass."
best film experience ever. one of the great work of art.
I've seen this movie 3 times. And it never gets old. I've never known anyone who hates this movie. That should say something.
Awesome movie.Never get tired of it.
Dialogue drives Quentin Tarantino's "Pulp Fiction,'' dialogue of such high quality it deserves comparison with other masters of spare, hard-boiled prose, from Raymond Chandler to Elmore Leonard. Like them, QT finds a way to make the words humorous without ever seeming to ask for a laugh. Like them, he combines utilitarian prose with flights of rough poetry and wicked fancy.
Consider a little scene not often mentioned in discussions of the film. The prizefighter Butch (Bruce Willis) has just killed a man in the ring. He returns to the motel room occupied by his girlfriend Fabienne (Maria de Medeiros). She says she's been looking in the mirror and she wants a pot belly. "You have one,'' he says, snuggling closer.…
I've watched this a good few times now, and I'm realizing more and more how it's one of those few films that just gets better and better and better and better and better and better and better and better and...
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