films seen
13
average score
1.69*
nationality
USA - 59 years old
status
Alive and kicking
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Tarantino is the man of pulpy references and silly dialogues. His love for cinema is apparent in everything he does, it's just a shame that we don't seem to love the same things. He's impossible to ignore, but I'm not a big fan of his work.

The good stuff

Reservoir Dogs

by Quentin Tarantino
1992 / 99m - USA
Thriller, Crime
4.0*/5.0*
Reservoir Dogs poster

Worthy but flawed

Pulp Fiction

by Quentin Tarantino
1994 / 154m - USA
Comedy, Crime
2.5*/5.0*
Pulp Fiction poster

Dubious filler

Grindhouse

by Robert Rodriguez, Eli Roth, Quentin Tarantino, Edgar Wright, Rob Zombie
2007 / 191m - USA
Action, Horror, Thriller
2.0*/5.0*
Grindhouse poster

Jackie Brown

by Quentin Tarantino
1997 / 154m - USA
Thriller, Crime
2.0*/5.0*
Jackie Brown poster

Plain forgettable

Once Upon a Time ... in Hollywood

by Quentin Tarantino
2019 / 161m - USA
Comedy, Thriller
1.5*/5.0*
Once Upon a Time ... in Hollywood poster

Overly long and lacking direction, the first two hours are purely there to paint a portrait of an era. That's fine if you love the 60s, I couldn't care less really. The final 45 minutes are a small improvement, even so Tarantino isn't really wicked enough to pull it off. There are some decent scenes in there, but they fade way in a film directed by a man too in love with himself to make a proper cut.

The Hateful Eight

by Quentin Tarantino
2015 / 168m - USA
Thriller, Crime
1.5*/5.0*
The Hateful Eight poster

Inglourious Basterds

by Quentin Tarantino, Eli Roth
2009 / 153m - USA
War, Adventure
1.5*/5.0*
Inglourious Basterds poster

Kill Bill 2

by Quentin Tarantino
2004 / 137m - USA
Action, Thriller, Crime
1.5*/5.0*
Kill Bill 2 poster

Four Rooms

by Allison Anders, Alexandre Rockwell, Robert Rodriguez, Quentin Tarantino
1995 / 98m - USA
Comedy
1.5*/5.0*
Four Rooms poster

Big nopes

Django Unchained

by Quentin Tarantino
2012 / 165m - USA
Crime, Western
1.0*/5.0*
Django Unchained poster

Death Proof

by Quentin Tarantino
2007 / 113m - USA
Action, Thriller
1.0*/5.0*
Death Proof poster

Sin City

by Frank Miller, Robert Rodriguez, Quentin Tarantino
2005 / 124m - USA
Thriller, Crime
1.0*/5.0*
Sin City poster

Kill Bill 1

by Quentin Tarantino
2003 / 111m - USA
Action, Thriller, Crime
1.0*/5.0*
Kill Bill 1 poster

This may be innovative and fresh for the regular Hollywood fan, but it's weak and uninspired for those who are somewhat familiar with the source material. As an ode to Asian cinema, Kill Bill 1 falls completely flat and ends up being completely inferior.

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Tarantino tries a lot, but doesn't succeed in anything. The attempt at a stylish ending in the snow ? Kitano does it ten times better with 1 single shot. Impressive fight choreography? Well, the film was released in Belgium together with Hero, so no comparison. The editing and shot composition? Actors are so incompetent that everything is edited to pieces just to disguise their failings.

So isn't there anything worthwhile? Chiaki Kuriyama was cool. The only one who managed to come across as bad ass. It's a shame she leaves the film in one of the dumbest ways possible. Tarantino simply isn't cut out for this type of cinema.