100

Entertainment Weekly

By Owen Gleiberman
Grindhouse, like "Ed Wood" and "Boogie Nights," celebrates how certain low-grade entertainment, viewed in hindsight, looks different now than it did then, since we can see the ''innocence'' of its creation -- the handmade quality of it -- in a world not yet ruled by corporate technology.
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88

New York Daily News

By Jack Mathews
Critics are already comparing the two movies and largely agreeing that Tarantino?s story about a psychopathic stuntman who targets women for highway carnage is the best. I disagree.
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88

Premiere

By Glenn Kenny
As much as I enjoyed much of it, I hope Grindhouse doesn't start any trends. Exploitation cinema is combustible stuff that only highly trained professionals should be permitted to play with.
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88

Boston Globe

By Ty Burr
Tarantino and Rodriguez want you to cover your eyes in disbelief and get the unholy giggles at the same time. You do, but in two very different ways, and that's the movie's strength.
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88

Rolling Stone

By Peter Travers
By stooping low without selling out, this babes-and-bullets tour de force gets you high on movies again.
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80

Wall Street Journal

By Joe Morgenstern
Value has been added as well -- the most thrilling car chase ever committed to film, a sequence that also shows, by cutting to the psychosexual chase, why fans embraced the tawdry genre in the first place.
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75

San Francisco Chronicle

By Mick LaSalle
The Rodriguez segment is terrific; the Tarantino one long-winded and juvenile.
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75

USA Today

By Claudia Puig
Though it could probably use an intermission, Grindhouse is three hours of mostly campy fun.
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70

The Hollywood Reporter

By Kirk Honeycutt
If you were keeping score, it would be Quentin Tarantino 1, Robert Rodriguez 0.
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63

Philadelphia Inquirer

By Carrie Rickey
Their exhaustive tribute to hungry zombies, fast girls and faster cars is . . . exhausting, if intermittently entertaining.
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77 out of 100
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