111 Min. | Action | October 2003
IMDB Rating: 8.1
Director: Quentin Tarantino
Staring: Uma Thurman, David Carradine, Daryl Hannah
Kill Bill: Vol. 1 Review: In Kill Bill: Vol. 1, Mr. Quentin Tarantino is rather extreme, yes, and it’s lovely! And No. Kill Bill is not realistic, but it’s not meant to be realistic! Just like, Lord of the Rings, that’s not realistic either. But because it has clear unreal elements, like wizards, it’s acceptable? You don’t go to see Kill Bill, or any other Quentin Tarantino – film to see “Stepmom”, in the same way you don’t go to a Marilyn Manson concert hoping that they will play some Spice Girls. Kill Bill, both volume 1 and 2, is absolutely gorgeous. The art direction is beautiful. The camera angles are perfect, just Gorgeous.
In ‘Kill Bill’, the revenge plot serves only as a larger story arc, thus allowing Tarantino to play with as many different genres as he likes, and boy – what a mix he dishes out. With complete disregard for the conventions of filmmaking, he paints an expressionistic masterpiece in his own unique style, the likes of which the world has never seen before. Cinema rarely gets this exciting. With ‘Kill Bill’, Tarantino proved once and for all that all the hype around his persona is justified: he is the most daring, original – and entertaining – filmmaker of his generation.
In Kill Bill: Vol. 1, the lighting, the sound, the dialogs and of course, the details all were really good. No one works with small details the way Quentin does. The soundtrack is brilliant and the whole film is just so well casted. Uma Thurman is perfect in the leading role, Darryl Hannah has never been this good before, ever. And Chiaki Kuriyama, even though she has a quite small role, is excellent, even better than she is in “Battle Royale”. David Carradine is painfully perfect, Michael Madsen is always excellent, but never as good as when he works with Tarantino. Sonny Chiba was great. But above all things, Kill Bill is artistic, beautiful, perfect colors, perfect everything, gotta love it.