Loved the Pink Panther-esque opening. Roth's performance was solid and consistent. The 1st room was random and very unusual, but kept my attention. The 2nd was a massive improvement, with fantastic chemistry - and the fact that it was set in one room worked. The 3rd was equally good, where Banderas really delivered. The 4th was classic Quentin. This is more a personal film to me; I watch it every New Year's Eve. 4/5.
So much talent wasted. Allison Anders's and Alexandre Rockwell's segments aren't worth a comment. Robert Rodriguez's is worth watching just on account of ONE gag (I won't tell you which one, why should I be the only one to have to endure this garbage ?). Regarding Quentin Tarantino's, I managed to watch it until the end only because I... In fact, I don't know why. A DVD zone completists only.
Rodriguez's "The Misbehavers" is actually pretty good. If I were to score them individually, I'd say
Anders - 1 (fuckin' unbearable),
Rockwell - 1.5,
Rodriguez - 4.5,
Tarantino - 3,
an average of 2.5. The only reason that kept me going through the first half an hour was Tim Roth.
Not really my thing, but unlike several of the single word 'reviews' posted, there is something to it - Madonna in a black latex outfit, for a start. Mubi has offered us much worse than this. The Tarantino finale is not the stand-out segment IMHO, but is a fitting, engaging conclusion.
If you can somehow get through the first "two" rooms, you will find enjoyment in Rodriguez and Tarantino's contributions. Tarantino's does come off as a parody of himself but it's still Tarantino doing what he does best. A failed, fun, experiment.