1994 ***** 154 mins.
How does one begin to write a review of Quentin Tarantino's magnum opus? Especially one over fifteen years after its initial release? Tarantino's crime drama which pays tribute to trashy magazines of the fifties is something of a movie miracle. To the everyday viewer, it may seem like nothing more than just another action flick with witty dialogue and plenty of coarse language. To the film enthusiast, it transcends the boundaries of the typical action film and the typical drama film to become something of its own. Pulp Fiction still continues to amaze, entertain, and influence to this day. Let's face the fact: Pulp Fiction is the film that single-handedly revolutionized the film industry in the 1990s.
The film is told, mainly, in three different stories. In one, a hit man takes the boss's wife out to dinner, at the boss's request, and is forced to deal with a dangerous mistake. In another story, a boxer kills a man in a fight instead of losing the fight as ordered, takes the money he's already been paid, and gets set to run away with his girlfriend. However, circumstances force him to risk his life and freedom so he can recover an important item left at his apartment. In the third story, two hit men are caught up in a situation in which they must clean up a mess and protect their boss's briefcase.
Pulp Fiction is widely declared one of the greatest films of all time, and with very good reasons.
Original theatrical aspect ratio: 2.35:1 (Panavision)
Rated R for Strong Graphic Violence And Drug Use, Pervasive Strong Language, And some Sexuality.
Quentin Tarantino & Roger Avary
Written and Directed by