Pulp Fiction 

Year Released:1994
Main Stars: John Travolta, Uma Thurman, Samuel L. Jackson , Bruce Willis, Ving Rhames
Review Date: June 2016
Last watched: May 2016
Number Watches: 3
Format Watched: TV

“well wake him up”

“cheese royale”

I’d forgotten about the fun parts and then also forgotten about some of the too-put-on parts. One is when Quentin goes in front of the camera. He’s not a natural actor if he’s trying to be someone in charge although he’s good as a bit of a scared-e-cat so swings and roundabouts, I suppose.

John – oh, wow. He really does shine and strolls through the place as if he owns it. Nice. Samuel is Samuel and as such is perfect. Uma’s not bad but there are obvious Quentin lines she’s got to say that just look like she’s reading an auto-queue. Not her fault, it’s more the direction, I’d say. Anyway, still one of the stand-out performances of the movie and would have been lost if played by a lesser actor. Bruce, uncredited, and Ving are superb in their story and add a little bit more side-ways scrolling to what could have been very linear.

Production/sets/all that stuff – high quality film making, no doubt about it. There’s the brilliantly out-of-synch-ness about the stories that makes the whole thing re-watchable and the violence is so brutal but comic – all praise to the Quentin – that you end up feeling it’s almost ok for kids. Almost. Then you get your grown-up head back and realise you’ve been on film-drugs the whole time you were watching.

Still good after all these years and still something to find each time.

Watchability (once, twice, etc.)
Keep DVD?
Watch if on TV?
Hug, Snog, Marry, Avoid?
Defo Snog Royale. Not quite the marrying type though.


About Simon Trail

I'm just another film watcher with an opinion.
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