“Pulp Fiction” (1994), a Quentin Tarantino Film. Movie Review

Pulp Fiction is a thriller directed by Quentin Tarantino starring John Travolta, Samuel L. Jackson, Uma Thurman, Bruce Willis and Harvey Keitel.

A delight, a blast, a wonderfully eccentric exercise in style.

At the Oscars it was Forrest Gump’s year, too bad.

Storyline

Several crossover stories about drugs, women, sado lovers and stylish guys in a very stylish movie.

Pulp Fiction (1994)
Pulp Fiction (1994)

Movie Review

A real joy to watch this monument to cinema. You won’t agree, or you will…, but it is Tarantino’s best film (by far): a tribute to cinema and its referents and a meta cinematographic exercise that will make this gentleman who has at times been received so badly, and at others so well, survive.

Pure excess, sheer originality within its dialogues that are lifted from elsewhere, with its aesthetics taken from the genre the film title comes from (there is a reason for the name) and all that stuff from French cinema, the video-club, or wherever: the film is authentically well constructed from the apparent fragmentation of its intertwined stories which combine to be seen as a magnificent “whole” thanks to the inspired script by Tarantino and Roger Avary (the script did win the Oscar).

Of note is the soundtrack (a recurring theme in this director’s films): brilliantly chosen songs. What can we add that has not already been written about it?

An exercise in style from beginning to end.

If any Tarantino film survives (which at least one will), it will be this one.

Our Opinion

A real delight from beginning to end. If you haven’t seen it, in a sense you’ve been lucky: so go watch it for the first time, and make me envious.

Movie Reviews

For a brutal black comedy about L.A. hitmen, ‘Pulp Fiction’ bursts out of its binding with loopy delights.

Mike Clark: USA Today 

“Some sequences (…) have the uncomfortable feeling of creative desperation, of someone who’s afraid of losing his reputation scrambling for any way to offend sensibilities” 

Kenneth Turan: Los Angeles Times 

“A triumphant, cleverly disorienting journey through a demimonde that springs entirely from Mr. Tarantino’s ripe imagination, a landscape of danger, shock, hilarity and vibrant local color.” 

Janet Maslin: The New York Times 
Pulp Fiction (1994)
Pulp Fiction (1994)

Movie Trailer

Pulp Fiction (1994)

Movie title: Pulp Fiction

Movie description: Several crossover stories about drugs, women, sado lovers and stylish guys in a very stylish movie.

Date published: January 20, 2022

Director(s): Quentin Tarantino

Writer(s): Quentin Tarantino, Roger Avary

Cinematography: Andrzej Sekula

Actor(s): John Travolta, Samuel L. Jackson, Uma Thurman, Bruce Willis, Ving Rhames, Harvey Keitel, Tim Roth, Amanda Plummer, María de Medeiros, Eric Stoltz

Genre: Thriller

Companies: Miramax, Band Apart, Jersey Films

Our Opinion

A real delight from beginning to end. If you haven’t seen it, in a sense you’ve been lucky: so go watch it for the first time, and make me envious.

Overall

10/10
10/10
Martin Cid
Martin Cid
Writer, pipe smoker and founder of MCM
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