May 7, 2009

Kill Bill

Titles: Kill Bill: Vol. 1 / Kill Bill: Vol. 2
Year: 2003 / 2004
Director: Quentin Tarantino
Writer: Quentin Tarantino, based on a character by Tarantino and Uma Thurman
Starring: Uma Thurman, Lucy Liu, Vivica A. Fox, Sonny Chiba / Thurman, David Carradine, Chia Hui Liu, Michael Madsen, Daryl Hannah, Perla Haney-Jardine
Music: RZA / Robert Rodriguez (mostly non-original music)
Distinctions: currently #139 on IMDb's Top 250 / currently #223 on IMDb's Top 250
Synopsis: a professional assassin hunts down the people who tried to kill her
Length: 111 minutes / 136 minutes
How I saw it: in the theater, 2003 & 2004; on video many times (have on DVD), most recently yesterday
Subjective Rating: 10/10 (Favorite of my favorites).
Objective Rating: 9/10 (1 point off for dialog) c. 3.5/4 (Very good) 3.6/4 (Great).

The ultimate action movie(s). Of course the dialog is terrible - but in a good way. I'm not particularly a fan of Tarantino, or of kung fu movies, or of samurai movies, but somehow the combination of the three is one of my all time favorites.

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