Kill Bill: Volume 1
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An entire wedding party is slaughtered during a dress rehearsal in a rural chapel: the pregnant woman in the blood-splattered wedding dress is Black Mamba, better known as The Bride. The assassin, Bill, and his circle known as The Vipers left The Bride for dead, but unluckily for them she was merely comatose. Four years later, The Bride suddenly awakens from her coma and realizes what has been done to her. She sets off on a ferociously focused mission, setting out to seek revenge on her former master and his deadly squad of assassins. One by one, she kills the various members of the assassin… More

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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 85%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"A strange, fun and densely textured work that gets better as it goes along."
‑ Todd McCarthy, Variety
"There is no ironic overlay in Tarantino's movies, no 'commenting' on the pop schlock he's replicating. He simply wants to remake in his own way the kinds of movies he's always loved, and he's about as uncynical as a movie geek can be."
‑ Peter Rainer, New York Magazine
"Visually striking, but also very violent."
‑ Nell Minow, Common Sense Media
"With its eclectic use of music and inventive mix of genres, Kill Bill is a striking and enigmatic revenge film visually and culturally rich and relentless in its action."
‑ Urban Cinefile Critics, Urban Cinefile
"I didn't leave the cinema aching to see Volume Two (out in February), though I'm interested to learn how things work out."
‑ Philip French, Observer [UK]
"Even more gory and adolescent than its models, which explains both the fun and the unpleasantness of this globe-trotting romp."
‑ Jonathan Rosenbaum, Chicago Reader
"I would argue that, in a bizarre way, Mr. Tarantino empowers women as no action-genre director before him ever has."
‑ Andrew Sarris, New York Observer
"A head-spinning dream project of extraordinarily bi-polar, nutso invention, Vol. 1 is a candy store rampage, cheering on Tarantino's fetishes as he built a colorful war machine of ideal double-feature dementia."
‑ Brian Orndorf, Modamag.com
"Something borrowed, something bloody. [Blu-ray]"
‑ Peter Canavese, Groucho Reviews
"Kill Bill is a temple of worship -- a devout hymn of praise to crap cinema (which isn't always crappy)."
‑ Rob Gonsalves, eFilmCritic.com
"It's all bang, bang; no kiss, kiss. But this is still bravura film-making from a prodigious talent, and Thurman may yet prove its saving grace."
‑ , Time Out
"Simultaneously a spectacular act of movie-making and a slight movie."
‑ Rick Groen, Globe and Mail
"Quentin Tarantino's long awaited fourth film finds the pop culture carnivore of filmmaking reinvigorating cinema a second time over with a single-plot-trajectory revenge movie that utilizes samurai sword action with a shifting score of infectious guitar d"
‑ Cole Smithey, ColeSmithey.com
"Tarantino instead relies on delirious, high-octane, imaginative camera work; an anime sequence; and an exhilarating musical soundtrack to punch up a story that loses its intoxicating magnetism well before the final credits roll."
‑ Mark Halverson, Sacramento News & Review
"Kill Bill is pretty stupid, but there are also moments of beauty and brilliance."
‑ Joe Lozito, Big Picture Big Sound
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