Grindhouse (2007)

Kill Bill director Quentin Tarantino and Sin City director Robert Rodriguez join forces to offer a cinematic tribute to the blood-soaked exploitation epics of yesteryear with this hyper-violent coupling of two full-length features… More

Rated: R
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Release Date: April 6, 2007
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Critic Score: 83% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: Grindhouse delivers exhilarating exploitation fare with wit and panache, improving upon its source material with feral intelligence.

Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times

Grindhouse is both impressive and disappointing. From a technical and craft point of view it is first-rate; from its standing in the canon of the two directors, it is minor.

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Mark Rahner
Seattle Times

Shocking gore. Excessive violence. Gratuitous nudity. Exploding pustules. Hey, maybe your childhood was different than mine.

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Dorothy Woodend
The Tyee (British Columbia)

The one thing that became evident to me, while watching Tarantino's homage to sewer cinema, is that even while the flesh is melting and being blown apart with bullets, if the spirit is missing, there simply isn't much point.

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Joe Morgenstern
Wall Street Journal

The whole thing runs a bit over three hours, goes by swiftly, contains countless film references and includes hilarious fake trailers.

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Bruce Newman
San Jose Mercury News

A weaponized adrenaline rush.

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Ali Gray

Not just a movie but an event in its own right, Grindhouse is simply unmissable in its complete form.

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Claudia Puig
USA Today

A rowdy jolt of quasi-nostalgic escapism.

Carrie Rickey
Philadelphia Inquirer

RR and QT do an excellent job of simulating the content of grindhouse offerings, but they don't simulate the experience or the giddy kick.

Joshua Starnes

A paean to the exploitation films of the 70s, built more for titillation than story-telling, Grindhouse - especially the Rodriguez sequence - is nearly impossibly silly, not necessarily a bad thing, and is certainly not for everyone.

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Flixster Audience Score: 87% Flixster User Reviews
Bob Stinson
KICKASS!!! Quentin looks weird. Weirder.
Kevin Cookman
Concept > Execution
Matt Goodman
Top 20 of all-time.
Daniel Lermenator
Grindhouse emulates the exploitation films of old. It is delirious, violent, and disturbing fun that is great for adrenaline junkies.
Eric Alvarez
Loved the movie as a whole; the blend of Rodriguez and Tarantino go hand in hand with each other. It really doesn't seem like it's longer than 3 hours… More
Unknown Hobo
These movies were awesome. A lot of people have commented on them not being believable, real etc. but that is the whole freaking point! These are straight… More