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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A very entertaining cop-show by Tarantino. The dialogues, action scenes, blood, guts: all working in its favor: the decay of violence-based society. My favorite is still Kill Bill, but this is a damn good film.
Much like all of his oeuvre, it's incredibly uneven. Take out all the bits with Bruce Willis and the whole date episode Uma Thurman, make it simply about the awesome duo of Travolta and Samuelson, and then you would have a masterful black comedy. The structure itself isn't even all that impressive as it basically feels like Altman's Short Cuts with a bit less randomness. Enjoyable, but it's worshipping is just a fad.
Why is Mubi showing this film that everyone in the world has already seen?!? Anyway it is a very commercial film not arthouse or world cinema and not old enough to be shown as a classic. I really liked this film, but it is so passe half of the dialogue has already been spoofed on The Simpsons. Please Mubi no more Tarantino or blockbusters or Oscarwinners. I would rather see the Oscarlosers.
Essential cinema that cleans the palete every so often. Oscar winning script that became the textbook for indie cool has not lost an even partial fraction of its ability to entertain and wow. A perfectly constructed and realized film that Tarantino has yet come close to matching. Top notch performances but its the dialogue that makes this one timeless. "say what again" "Zed's dead" "uncomfortable silences" et al
OK, it was fun watching this and that's all about it. Neither a classic nor an amazing piece of cinematic masterpiece everyone is talking about. It's always funny when two guys pick up guns and use words like "motherfcker", Tarantino didn't invent it.
A unique and original piece of cinema made by a man who truly loves movies. As they say, the less you know about "Pulp Fiction" the better, but if you haven't seen it what are you waiting for? Go watch this film and be prepared for a true roller-coaster ride of a movie.
I never thought I'd see the day when Pulp Fiction would be met with cynicism and actually have to be defended. I suppose that is the age we live in. Well, here goes: Pulp Fiction is a seminal film. Tarantino is one of the strongest voices in cinema. If you don't think that a geeky white guy saying "nigger" or a wallet that says "bad mother fucker" on it is funny, then you might not love movies as much as you think.
Despite Tarantino’s movie references and video store influences, I see an energy, thrill, madness and love in making a movie like no other.Pulp Fiction has the power to influence and reiterate the fact that movie making is not about being artsy all the time a bit of ingenuity and cheekiness will also help.