One star Amazon reviews of classic movies, music and literature. Today we take a look at Pulp Fiction:
I have heard alot about this movie from my friends but when I actually saw this movie I realized this was the worst movie I have ever watched in a long time. At least you can’t expect such a lousy movie from such a great cast.
QUENTIN TARENTINO WORKED IN A VIDEO STORE IN YOUNGER YEARS.
HE “STEALS” PEOPLES IDEAS AND CALLS THEM HIS OWN.
IT IS CALLED PLADGERISM, FOLKS!
I COULD NAME 35 OTHER MOVIES HE STOLE TO MAKE THIS S..T ON CELLULOID.
IT ABSOLUTELY APPALLS ME TO THINK GULLABLE PEOPLE CAN’T RECONGNIZE THE FILMS THAT ARE RIPPED OFF IN THIS WRECK!
IF THEY ARE MOVIE BUFFS, THEY SHOULD KNOW THAT THIS LINE IS FROM THIS MOVIE, AND THAT SCENE WAS BODILY STOLEN FROM THAT FILM………BUT NO. THEY END UP SAYING, “WOW, MAN, THIS DUDE CAN REALLY WRITE, LOOK HOW “ORIGINAL” THIS IS”.
YEAH, YOU JUST KEEP TELLING YOURSELVES THAT, TARANTINO FOLLOWERS.
3 FILMS, [GO -- 2 DAYS IN THE VALLEY -- and THINGS TO DO IN DENVER WHEN YOUR DEAD ] ARE BETTER, SMARTER, AND A LOT MORE ORIGINAL THAN THIS JUNK!!!!!
PULP FICTION has to be one of the most disgusting and overrated film of this decade. Pretentious camera angles and dialogue, mangled pacing and another bad performance by the tremendously under-talented Bruce Willis made this film difficult for me to watch. As for the use of the “N” word, I wonder what Tarantino would do if Spike Lee made a movie where Italians were called nasty names, and I think there are plenty. You don’t get to use the word sir – you ain’t a member of the club. His subsequent efforts may not have been as lurid, but are equally as bad.
This movie had poor taste. I didn’t like how it tried to be too original. I want a movie I can read from cover to cover. This one jumped around all over the place. It wasn’t funny, no suspense, lack of action, didn’t flow, dark film. This movie shouldn’t have been made.
I know there are a lot of technical terms associated with a movie production like screenplay, direction, plot, acting, etc. Unfortunately I don’t know the definitions of most of them. One thing that is pretty basic to me, though, is a “point”. Usually there is some kind of point to a movie, good guy verses bad guy, she loves him, he loves her, may the force be with you, etc., but the point of this movie totally escapes me. It’s THE most pointless movie I have ever seen. When it was done I felt like the trapeze artist who swung out to meet the person on the other trapeze and he wasn’t there. I was also amazed that someone could make a movie where 90% of the dialogue consists of 4-letter words, the same 4-letter words. I know this movie has a following, but I’m not one of the followers.
WHAT KIND OF MORON MADE THIS MOVIE. WAS HE ON CRACK! THIS MOVIE DOESN’t HAVE A PLOT, A STORYLINE, AND IT DOESN’T EVEN HAPPEN IN SEQUENCE. THE END OF THE MOVIE WAS IN THE BEGINNING? WHAT? I SLEPT THROUGH HALF THE MOVIE. I DON’T UNDERSTAND WHY PEOPLE LIKE THIS MOVIE.
This has to be one of the most overrated films in history. I believe that most people who said that they liked this piece of garbage only did so because they wanted to sound hip and cool. Many did not see Tarintino’s previous films but were told how hip and cool these films were and so by the time Pulp Fiction was released they went to see it so that they could “jump on the bandwagon”. Tarintino is trying to make mindless violence “trendy”. There is no real plot to this picture and the characters are all obnoxious. It seems that for a film to be considered a masterpiece nowadays, it must contain weird situations and violent obnoxious characters. Because this film was so popular it is a sad commentary of the times we live in.
I saw this movie once, and have never wanted to see it again. I can see why some might like it because it definitely will leave an impression on you but for what purpose? I didn’t like the impression it left on me and you might not either, so rent it before you buy. If you did like it because of the violence etc, then be sure and check out Scarface with Al Pacino for a movie depicting drug use, graphic violence and foul language in excess quantities. I actually liked that movie.
When everyone talked about this movie, I had to go see it, and boy was I sorry! It was the worst, there was nothing entertaining about drugs, profanity, violence, murder. What a waste! Not my type at all, and… I am NOT that OLD!!!
I hate it, bad acting, bad script, bad director. I really hate the hyperviolence of Quetin Tarantino.
they just don’t get any worse than this awful excuse for a movie. if you wanna see something good that’s in any way related to Quentin, then see “From Dusk Til Dawn”. it’s a shame that a great actor like Samuel L. Jackson appeared in such a lousy movie.
It was comforting to read a few negative reviews of this vile film…I truly thought I was alone in my assessment of this moral mess…but what was most disturbing was the audience reaction. It was not possible to escape the imagery of the roman colosseum where human suffering was looked upon as an entertainment event. It was so disheartening. Yes, we can explain it in the “only a movie” terms..or “don’t you get a satire when you see one”..heh, I guess not. Young people really don’t “think” about the trash they allow themselves to digest. Even my own daughters enjoyed the movie. Pulp fiction damed itself on every level, but most especially in terms of its shallowness. I had recently seen “The Player(s)” and was strongly reminded of the ridiculous “group” writing that it claimed is a hallmark of Hollywood motion pictures
Insipid, overhyped and offensive. This film glamorized violence to an excess. Too many racial slurs for my liking. And, don’t forget … BORING.
This overrated filth makes Titanic seem underrated. Probably the worst garbage I have ever seen. I am wasting my time writing this review.
A pointless mess of a film. There’s nothing really more I can say. I try to write in-depth reviews, but I just hated this movie.
The emperors new clothes To me this must be th most overated film in memory. Quite simply I found it boring. Frothy but insubstantial may appeal to some but half the scenes went on and on and rest appeared to be pointless.there was a culpable lack of tension, surely a reasonable element for any crime picture. This was like a bad Elmore Leonard on an off day A couple of days after the release, the fact that someone who hadnt seen the film was telling me (who had seen it)it was greatest ever made, neatly sums up the ridiculous hype that surrounded this nonsense.
Gives new meaning to the phrases “gratuitous violence” and “meaningless profanity.” (This opinion comes from a viewer who considers “A Clockwork Orange” and “Fargo” excellent films). How this useless and depressing trash can be praised is quite beyond me.
Pulp fiction hailed as a tribute to the genre of 30cent novels written on pulpwood, is not much of a tribute of all. It is more like an exploitation of the modern thinking inherent in Hollywood culture.
Pulp Fiction does not satirize the Hollywood culture. It succumbs willingly to that culture and successfully spreads its meaningless violence [and plot] across all the characters viewed in the film. Even Samuel L. Jackson’s character’s (who wants to give up crime for some sort of holy vagabondage) conversion is somehow assimilated with moral aestheticism.
Pulp Fiction asks for total suspension of disbelief, and attempts no psychological exploration of character. Pulp Fiction also has a message “What a lark crime can be!” an unsavory joke that murder should be viewed as somehow a fine art.
In closing, Uma Thurman just can’t dance…
This is one of the worst movies that I have ever seen! I was totally confused as to what was going on and could not connect with that lifestyle or what the characters in the movie were trying to accomplish or what the point of the whole movie was. I can’t believe this movie won awards!
Look at me, I am a Quentin Tarantino fan! I am so hip and cool because I sit around and praise his movies like they are the greatest thing ever put on film. I could care less if there are other people who don’t like this movie. This movie is sooooooo cool that other people just don’t get it. They don’t get just how much of a genius Tarantino is. Good God the world is full of so many dumb people! How could they possibly not like ‘Pulp Fiction’? I find if impossible that anyone with a brain cell to possibly not like this movie. What is this world coming to? Look at me, I am a Quentin Tarantino fan! I also like other masterworks such as ‘Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind’, ‘Fight Club’, and ‘Lost In Translation’. What? You say that those movies are boring and pointless too? Man you people are so dumb. You just have no taste of anything meaningful or worthwhile. You people have no use in this world and I feel sorry for you. How could you not possibly sit around and watch a movie and think that it is cool, hence making you hip and cool in the process. You must lead very sad lives, watching movies that are nowhere near as awesome as ‘Pulp Fiction’.
Look at me, I am a Quentin Tarantino fan. Quentin is going to do an interview on television tonight. I am going to tape it watch it over and over again. Is is just me, or is Quentin the closest thing to GOD on this planet Earth? I am also going to watch ‘Pulp Fiction’ for over the 50th time tonight. I am going to invite my supercool friends and we are going to have a blast. Afterwards, we are going to talk about how cool the movie is and how the rest of the world is so stupid and clueless for not liking this work of art that is greater than the Sistine Chapel.
I used to love this film,i watched it several times over and never got bored with it. But now i hate it. I hate it not because of the violence, no there are many other movies w/ WAAAAAY more disturbing sequences in them, and this one is mild in comparison(alot of the violence is offscreen anyway). no the reason i hate this film is because i hate Tarantino. Like every film he’s ever made, Pulp Fiction is just a rip off of all the blacksploitation/crime drama he’s ever seen, hell even the infamous Ezekial 25:17 line is a rip from an old sonny chiba movie. I think its fair to say that this movie has no originality in it whatsoever. Sorry Mr. Tarantino u should have become a film critic at best, but a director, i dont think so. So people, if u want an original crime drama then pass this one up and try the French New Wave films,thats where Quentin the hack gets most of his ideas anyway.
This is one of those films that just goes to show people will call you a genius if you do something original whether it’s good or not. Tarantino should be proud that he went from working as a cashier at Blockbuster video to a successful 90′s flash in the pan director. Frankly I think he should still be working at Blockbuster. His success is classic proof that anyone can make it if they try hard enough. Original or not, good cast or not, this is just another violent bloodbath full of torture and rape. Hardly an excuse for entertainment. And as for his attempt at making it funny, comedy should be left to comedians. The biggest shame of all is that this film inspired so many rip-offs which were even worse. If Tarantino wants to direct and be in front of the camera, why doesn’t he make another Revenge of the Nerds movie? He’d finally be perfectly cast and maybe then there might be a reason to laugh.
John Travolta stooped so low in this trashy film. Yet another Hollywood attempt to glamorize the pop-drug culture.
Blasphemous. Spike Lee would have done a better job
This is by far the worst movie I’ve ever seen. It jumps around to the point that it makes no sense, is boring, has horrible characters, even worse acting.. basically every bad thing that a movie could be.. this one is. Don’t waste any money on this trash. The only reason I’m rating it as 1 star is because there is no option for 0 stars.
I saw this in a theater the weekend it came out. I still vividly remember it as two hours of my life i would like to have back. Interesting story structure and surface sizzle, but mostly nauseating sadism and “life is cheap” thrills. The heroin needle scene made me sick and the Harvey Keitel sequence depressed the heck outta me(…).
I liked Rodriguez’ DESPERADO, but this sleaze-chic satire was a turn-off.
I do NOT understand why so many folks think this is such a good project. If you enjoy a film where practically every other word is a swear word then here’s your film. If you enjoy watching people shoot heroin in their bodies then get this film. If you enjoy watching senseless violence then be sure to get this. Pulp Garbage would have been a better title.