Death Proof
Death Proof (2007)

In Death Proof -- director Tarantino's take on such peddle-to-the-metal shockers as White Line Fever -- Kurt Russell stars as an engine-revving psychopath who prefers to take out his beautiful victims at 200 mph. Originally released… More

Rated: R
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Release Date: April 5, 2007
DVD Release Date: September 17, 2007
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Critic Score: 65% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: Death Proof may feel somewhat minor in the context of Tarantino's larger filmography, but on its own merits, it packs just enough of a wallop to deliver sufficiently high-octane grindhouse goods.

Ben Walters
Time Out

Smart attention is paid to some interesting tensions between old and new in areas as varied as pop culture, photography, effects work, automobile construction, telephony and audio recording technology.

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Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews

A mindless action film meant solely for Tarantino fans.

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Ali Gray

As an anomaly, a curio, even as half a movie, it's a winner. As a stand-alone feature, it struggles to stand up to close scrutiny.

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Andrew O'Hehir

Much of this material is terrific in purely cinematic terms; one of Tarantino's saving graces as a filmmaker is his often surprising capacity for contemplative moments and patches of plotlessness.

Kevin Carr
7M Pictures

By the end of the film, Tarantino delivers on the action with a car chase that will get anyone's engine revving.

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Charles Cassady
Common Sense Media

Tarantino's very bloody half of Grindhouse.

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Todd McCarthy

Although overall impact of Tarantino's homage to chick-driven actioners and auto demolition derbies remains about the same, pic's second half, in particular, benefits from the further detailing it's now received.

Rob Humanick
Projection Booth

Death Proof doesn't simply comment on its genre inspirations - it adds to their very legacy.

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Jeffrey M. Anderson
Combustible Celluloid

Freed from the constraints of the Grindhouse package, Death Proof can now spread out, find its proper rhythms, and emerge as another excellent Tarantino classic.

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Flixster Audience Score: 72% Flixster User Reviews
Carlos Magalh„es
A delightful homage to exploitation films of the '70s, and it is especially amusing thanks to the way it mixes the visual elements of those movies with… More
Chris Weber
While Planet Terror absolutely wallowed in the essence of grindhouse cinema, and had much more action, Death Proof is more reverential and salutory, and… More
Kase Vollebregt
Tarantino's exercise in slasher-type thriller is almost hypnotic in its first half, but really seems to lose its touch as it goes on. Kurt Russell is great… More
xGary Xx
A twisted stunt driver turned serial killer specialising in "vehicular homicide" meets his match when he takes on a pair of female stunt drivers on… More
Eric Alvarez
Combined with Planet Terror, it makes for a cool film. I would have to say that I liked this one more (maybe my Tarantino bias) because the events in the movie… More
Graham Jones
A misunderstood film. Watching Grindhouse in theaters was one of the best filmgoing experiences I've had. I especially loved QT's seemingly minimul… More