Pulp Fiction – movie review

Pulp Fiction – movie review                                  5/5         Grade: A+

Pulp Fiction is an entertaining, very well-made action/crime film/comedy from the genius director Quentin Tarantino. This is a rare action film that won 2 awards for best screenplay – Golden Globes and Academy Award for best screenplay. It was also nominated Oscars for best picture, best actor (John Travolta), best supporting actor (Samuel L. Jackson), best supporting actress (Uma Thurman), best director (Quentin Tarantino) and best film editing (Sally Menke). It deserved to be at least nominated  for all of these awards (also throw in best soundtrack.)

Pulp Fiction follows a string of crime-related stories – 4 of which involve John Travolta’s character Vince (he makes a cameo in a 5th). 2 hit-men (John Travolta and Samuel L Jackson) are out to retrieve a briefcase for their boss with thugs standing in their way. Vince has to take out his boss’ wife (Uma Thurman) but the ‘date’ end badly. A boxer goes on the run after upsetting a mob boss and gets involved in all sorts of trouble. The two hit-men accidentally blow off someone’s head in their car and Winston Wolf (that’s right – the guy from those Direct Line adverts) helps them clear up. The 2 hit-men then go for breakfast when a modern-day Bonnie and Clyde decide to keep the restaurant hostage.

All the vignettes are all equally as good as the others. A very solid anthology movie. It’s stylish, funny, shocking and extremely entertaining. This is Quentin Tarantino (Django Unchained, Reservoir Dogs, Kill Bill) at his very peak. Tarantino also shows off his talent as a screenwriter – shown again in From Dusk ‘Till Dawn – and pretty much every other movie he’s written. Pulp Fiction is probably one of the most re-watchable movies of all time.

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