Kill Bill: Vol. 1

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(out of 5)


Quentin Tarantino returns to the big screen after six years to direct this fantastic saga told in two parts. In the first installment, a nameless bride (, giving a rock-steady performance) survives the murder of her husband and unborn baby on her wedding day and emerges four years later from a coma with nothing but revenge on her mind. Deciding to go after the four assassins and their leader who committed the crime, she starts off with tracking down to her suburban home where she has now become a wife and mother. The second target is , who has reinvented herself as a crime boss in Tokyo. Gruesome violence is featured, which will turn some audience members off, but it is displayed with such tongue-in-cheek tribute to the classic Asian action films that Tarantino obviously loves so much that their style might make you more forgiving of their graphic qualities. Besides, the characters are so richly written that their motivations will get you involved if nothing else will. The dialogue is superb, the acting as well, and the editing seamless, with a terrific finale that will leave you begging for part two.


Miramax, A Band Apart, Super Cool ManChu

USA, 2003

Directed by

Screenplay by Quentin Tarantino, based on the character The Bride created by Quentin Tarantino,

Cinematography by

Produced by

Music by

Production Design by ,

Costume Design by , , ,

Film Editing by

Actors Index:  Uma Thurman


Golden Globe Awards:  2003


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