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4.4
40,728 Ratings

Pulp Fiction

Directed by Quentin Tarantino
United States, 1994
Crime, Drama, Comedy

Synopsis

A mysterious suitcase brings together the lives of two hit men, a down-on-his-luck boxer, a notorious gangster’s wife, and a pair of lovesick petty thieves in interlocking tales of crime and redemption in Los Angeles.

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Pulp Fiction Directed by Quentin Tarantino

Awards & Festivals

Cannes Film Festival

1994 | Winner: Palme d'Or

Academy Awards

1995 | Winner: Best Writing, Screenplay Written Directly for the Screen

1995 | 6 nominations including: Best Picture

Independent Spirit Awards

1995 | 4 wins including: Best Feature

1995 | Nominee: Best Supporting Male

It grafts contemporary narrative onto arcane roots in antiquity to create a novel way of resolving the delusions of myopic grandeur that beset Jules Winfield, a thug in need of redemption. The America Tarantino presents here is one where hype and entertainment paralyse the human spirit, as the market-economy goes about its business shredding the wellbeing of its’ citizens…the sense that an intractable appetite for personal gratification had become America’s raison d’etre is all pervasive.
June 09, 2017
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Pulp Fiction is quite innocent, both obnoxiously and endearingly so. It’s undeniably a personal film, but it’s a personal ode to impersonality, to emotional evasion through stuff… Something like Pulp Fiction, which has grown more and more pleasurable over the years, can almost play like disreputable porn that allows us to drink in the forbidden pleasures of tactile variety, whether it’s of humans, toys, objects, or outfits.
November 02, 2014
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We [Generation X] were primed for a movie like Pulp Fiction. Its narrative and visual and aural pastiche, spitting pop cultural allusions like sparks from a grinding wheel, spoke a language we instinctively understood. Pulp Fiction didn’t define us so much as it revealed us, by dramatizing our sensibilities to the world.
October 06, 2014
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