A burger-loving hit man, his philosophical partner, a drug-addled gangster's moll and a washed-up boxer converge in this sprawling, comedic crime caper. Their adventures unfurl in three stories that ingeniously trip back and forth in time.
|Release Date||:||September 10, 1994|
|Production Company||:||Miramax Films, A Band Apart, Jersey Films|
|Production Countries||:||United States of America|
|Director||:||Quentin Tarantino, Francis R. Mahony III, Martin Kitrosser|
|Writers||:||Quentin Tarantino, Roger Avary|
|Casts||:||John Travolta, Samuel L. Jackson, Uma Thurman, Bruce Willis, Ving Rhames, Harvey Keitel, Eric Stoltz, Tim Roth, Amanda Plummer, Maria de Medeiros, Quentin Tarantino, Christopher Walken, Rosanna Arquette, Peter Greene, Duane Whitaker, Angela Jones, Phil LaMarr, Steve Buscemi, Bronagh Gallagher, Laura Lovelace, Frank Whaley, Burr Steers, Paul Calderon, Jerome Patrick Hoban, Michael Gilden, Gary Shorelle, Susan Griffiths, Eric Clark, Joseph Pilato, Brad Blumenthal, Lorelei Leslie, Emil Sitka, Brenda Hillhouse, Chandler Lindauer, Sy Sher, Robert Ruth, Rich Turner, Don Blakely, Carl Allen, Karen Maruyama, Kathy Griffin, Venessia Valentino, Linda Kaye, Stephen Hibbert, Alexis Arquette, Julia Sweeney, Lawrence Bender, Cie Allman, Rene Beard, Lori Pizzo, Glendon Rich, Devan Richardson, Ani Sava, Philip Ettington|
|Plot Keywords||:||transporter, brothel, drug dealer, boxer, massage, stolen money, crime boss, dance contest, junkyard, kamikaze, ambiguous ending, briefcase, redemption, heirloom, pulp fiction, reference to al green, theft, brutality|
Quentin Tarantino's Pulp Fiction is a terrific film. It also gets better with each viewing, especially if one of those happens to be on a big theatrical screen where all of the BIG compositions get bigger and more detailed. How much else is there to talk about it after all these years? It's filled with dynamite, sudden and always interesting action, great and naturally clever dialogue, and memorable characters. Also, the acting is always something to behold as by turns straightforward, over the top, subtle, and just downright menacing and spot-on. The directing is one of the strongest that we've seen from Tarantino, as he makes his choices in pacing with shots in unconventional ways but never in a way that would be distracting. And writing, already noted, has been copied by many, and only equaled by a select few.
The dance sequence. Samuel L. Jackson's superlative monologuing. It has loyalty among low lifes, and many other odd characters that are all bad and not one is a villain or hero. And somehow even after years of parody and terrible rip-offs, it holds its own and- as one can say after seeing it at a midnight screening- holds its audience as much as it had the countless times before they saw it (or if they are, the first time). The first time you're surprised, the second time you look for the clues or other ambiguity, and then the third time you laugh you head off. The fourth time... I'll leave to you.