Pulp Fiction (1994)

This is the highest earning film to date for director Quentin Tarantino. There is a good reason for that: it’s a lot of fun to watch!

Pulp Fiction

Pulp Fiction

“The lives of two mob hit men, a boxer, a gangster’s wife, and a pair of diner bandits intertwine in four tales of violence and redemption.” -IMDB

Cast

John Travolta Vincent Vega
Uma Thurman Mia Wallace
Samuel L. Jackson Jules Winnfield
Bruce Willis Butch Coolidge

Directed by

Quentin Tarantino

Written by

Quentin Tarantino, Roger Avary

Other Info

Crime, Drama
R
Fri 14 Oct 1994 UTC
154min
IMDB Rating: 8.9

Minor plot spoilers ahead:

This film’s plot consists of 4 stories that intertwine. My favorite one features Bruce Willis and Ving Rhames. They start off under the auspices of Rhames’ character, a mob bookie, ordering Willis, whose character is a fighter, to throw a fight. When the fighter wins anyway and runs off with bet money, Rhames starts tracking him. What happens later concerns them both randomly being captured in a gun shop. Rejects in the basement attempt to rape the 2 men. It twists the situation to where they have a common enemy and it works when Willis escapes and kills the sickos. If you’ve seen this, how messed up is the “Gimp?”

The film is outrageous in so many ways. There are hitmen, drug addicts, drug pushers, and outlandish characters in every scene. The techniques of filmmaking that Tarantino showed us in his early films, like Reservoir Dogs, are all there and they work wonderfully.

FINAL THOUGHTS
For me, this stands out as his best. He had a big idea and used well crafted techniques to make this film. I think the characters are bigger than life and aren’t meant to be realistic. They are comic-book-like. There is some violence but most occurs off screen. I highly recommend this, but still I caution some may be offended and the profanity and violence. Give it a chance I say!

8/10


My review Pulp Fiction (1994) appeared first on Riley on Film.

Author: Damien Riley

I'm a blogger, film critic, & podcaster with an MA in English from California State University, Fullerton. I teach public school, 4th grade as my primary occupation. My views on films and life are usually headstrong and often 'left of center' on movies and life, but I have respect for the other side. I married my high-desert princess (now my queen). We have 3 children.