Kill Bill: Vol. 1 Synopsis
An assassin (Uma Thurman) seeks vengeance against her attackers (Lucy Liu, Vivica A. Fox).
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Boston Globe

By Wesley Morris
The worst thing about the first Quentin Tarantino picture in five years is that after 93 minutes of some of the most luscious violence and...
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Chicago Sun-Times

By Roger Ebert
Kill Bill: Volume 1 shows Quentin Tarantino so effortlessly and brilliantly in command of his technique that he reminds me of a virtuoso...
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Entertainment Weekly

By Owen Gleiberman
The film may be bloody, but it's also bloody gorgeous: a grandly fetishized epic of cinematic aggression. It's a tale of vengeance that...
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Rolling Stone

By Peter Travers
In Kill Bill, Tarantino brings delicious sin back to movies -- the thrill you get from something down, dirty and dangerous.
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USA Today

By Mike Clark
Bill re-establishes that Tarantino ranks with "Boogie Nights'" Paul Thomas Anderson as one of the few Hollywood filmmakers of the past 25...
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The Hollywood Reporter

By Kirk Honeycutt
Is Kill Bill a homage to great Asian action movies? Yes. Is Tarantino trying to outdo his cherished masters (on a budget that dwarfs their...
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New York Daily News

By Jami Bernard
This long-awaited movie has been unwisely chopped into two pieces -- the second is due in February -- when it really needed to be one long,...
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Philadelphia Inquirer

By Carrie Rickey
Structurally and narratively amputated, Volume 1 retains head and guts but loses its heart and gams to the second installment. Maybe...
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Wall Street Journal

By Joe Morgenstern
Quentin Tarantino's Kill Bill inflicts intolerable cruelty on its characters, and on its audience -- though I'd like to believe that there...
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San Francisco Chronicle

By Mick LaSalle
It boggles the mind that after six years of silence, all Tarantino has to offer is this garbage.
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Great Slice em Up!

By loveofmovies_21
Absolutley fantastic thriller with all the blood and gore you'll need for the rest of your life! Dramatic at times and funny at others! All in all a great guys night out movie! Don't miss Volume 2...

Carry a Big Sword

By anthonywm
Tarantino presents a bloody tale of revenge that gets better with every view....

Best movie in the world

By nicky330
I saw this movie when 12 and it was the best it had action and everything it rocked...

Typical QT

By roberson2013
Strengths: Revenge is indeed a dish best served cold. The fact that this movie will show someone who will travel across the globe to get her revenge on a those who ruined her life shows a lot about...

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Rated R | For Strong Bloody Violence, Some Sexual Content and Language
What Parents Need to Know
Common Sense Media says not for kids Visually striking, but also very violent.
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