Helen’s review published on Letterboxd:
Re-watching every film I own, film #16:-
Only the second time I've watched this because I seem to remember not enjoying it on a first watch. After this time around I'm really not sure why. Yes, it is not Tarantino's best, but it's still damn good.
Plus muscle cars, tough women and a fitting soundtrack, seriously, why did I not like this at first? The cars used in it were enough to keep me thoroughly engaged but it was also shot well. I love the use of film that they scratched post-filming to give it the gritty look. The colours popped but then I liked the mix of black and white thrown in too.
Like several of Tarantino's other films, even a scene where essentially the characters are just talking held its own and kept you interested as it was well written.
Kurt Russell played the creepy, maniac with a cool car well and I liked how quickly the character's mood switched.
If we're talking the best scene it simply had to be the lengthy, very impressive car scene at the end, but I loved it all. One day I'll rank all the Tarantino films, maybe when I'm done re-watching them all!