Kill Bill: Volume 2
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Quentin Tarantino's sprawling homage to action films of both the East and the West reaches its conclusion in this continuation of 2003's ultra-violent Kill Bill Vol. 1. Having dispatched several of her arch-enemies in the first film, The Bride (Uma Thurman) continues in Kill Bill Vol. 2 on her deadly pursuit of her former partners in the Deadly Viper Assassination Squad, who, in a furious assault, attempted to murder her and her unborn child on her wedding day. As The Bride faces off against allies-turned-nemeses Budd (Michael Madsen) and Elle Driver (Daryl Hannah), she flashes back to… More

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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 84%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"If Kill Bill - Vol. 1 was like a roundhouse kick to the head, Vol. 2 is practically a warm hug."
‑ Christy Lemire, Associated Press
"The pop encyclopedist and video-store genius has become a megalomaniac, and the exhilarating filmmaker he might have been is disappearing fast."
‑ David Denby, New Yorker
"It has its moments, and Thurman is an appealing heroine. But on the whole, this is a disjointed, disappointing and monstrously self-indulgent exercise."
‑ , Film4
"Quentin Tarantino revels in the art and craft of cinema; so much so he has managed to mine all his favourite genres and make the style the substance."
‑ Urban Cinefile Critics, Urban Cinefile
"Though Vol. 2's body count is of necessity smaller than that of its predecessor, the brutality hurts more here, and counts for more."
‑ Rob Gonsalves,
"Those turned off by the first part's reckless, relentless violent purges aren't likely to find cause for conversion, but Vol. 2 certainly broadens the tale's remit, even as it aims to deepen it."
‑ , Time Out
"If he doesn't take care Tarantino could make something significantly worse."
‑ Noah Berlatsky, Chicago Reader
"Sequel just as over-the-top explicitly violent."
‑ Nell Minow, Common Sense Media
"Full of surprises and cinematic homage."
‑ Mark Halverson, Sacramento News & Review
"The Tarantino style has been copied a thousand times over since Pulp Fiction, what Kill Bill: Vol. 2 proves is that he's still the master."
‑ Joe Lozito, Big Picture Big Sound
"I've lost my sweet tooth for slice-and-dice escapism, and perhaps this is why I feel the need to see movies that don't simply glamorize or fetishize or supernaturalize brutality."
‑ Peter Rainer, New York Magazine/Vulture
"A gargantuanly entertaining double feature."
‑ Richard Corliss, TIME Magazine
"Although it's a gigantic shame that Miramax split Quentin Tarantino's long awaited 'kung-fu samurai Spaghetti Western love story' epic into two halves, "Kill Bill Vol. 2" pays off in spades..."
‑ Cole Smithey,
"If Kill Bill is a comeback film, Tarantino's future career prospects look about as good as Mike Tyson's. The Emperor's new clothes are showing."
‑ Keith H. Brown, Eye for Film
"Much like the classic spaghetti Westerns and kung fu flicks, Tarantino paradoxically manages to glorify and condemn the violence of his characters."
‑ Russ Breimeier, Christianity Today
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