Kill Bill: Volume 2
Kill Bill: Volume 2 (2004)

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… More

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Rated: R
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Release Date: April 16, 2004
DVD Release Date: August 10, 2004
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Critic Score: 84% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: Kill Bill: Volume 2 adds extra plot and dialogue to the action-heavy exploits of its predecessor, while still managing to deliver a suitably hard-hitting sequel.

Christopher Orr
The New Republic

Where KB1 had the pace of an ADHD six-year-old on a sugar high, KB2 has been Ritalinized, its tempo slowed to a crawl in self-conscious, and self-defeating, imitation of Sergio Leone. It's two hours that feel like five.

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Peter Rainer
New York Magazine/Vulture

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.

Will Self
London Evening Standard

I don't even want to do Tarantino and his pathetic accomplices the honour of recounting the narrative of the second "volume" of this exercise in trashpedalling, and frankly I don't need to, because there isn't a plot to speak of.

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Christy Lemire
Associated Press

If Kill Bill - Vol. 1 was like a roundhouse kick to the head, Vol. 2 is practically a warm hug.

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David Denby
New Yorker

The pop encyclopedist and video-store genius has become a megalomaniac, and the exhilarating filmmaker he might have been is disappearing fast.

Sean Axmaker
Stream on Demand

Where Volume 1 is about action, Volume 2 is talk, Tarantino's stock in trade, and it's good (if somewhat long winded) talk. It's also another roll call of Tarantino's cinematic loves ...

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Time Out

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.

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Noah Berlatsky
Chicago Reader

If he doesn't take care Tarantino could make something significantly worse.

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It has its moments, and Thurman is an appealing heroine. But on the whole, this is a disjointed, disappointing and monstrously self-indulgent exercise.

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Flixster Audience Score: 89% Flixster User Reviews
John Manard
A more laid back not as quite as violent as the first but a solid finish to a nice tale. The entire why of volume 1 is laid out for you in a great finish.
Al S
A bit of an improvement over its first half, but not by much. But i was impressed with some of its character work and David Carradine`s magnificent performance… More
Dean King
Not as brutal, bloody as the first but still has plenty of good fights. Shows how she trained to become an assassin and fills in the missing pieces from the… More
Melvin White
The Bride: I've killed a hell of a lot of people to get to this point, but I have only one more. The last one. The one I'm driving to right now. The… More
Daniel Mumby
This is a mild improvement on the first film, mostly because it ties up all the questions left open at the end of the first instalment. That said, it's… More
Directors Cat
[img][/img] Both Kill Bill volumes which were stupidly split up into two films, dont have a… More