What could have been an anything-goes pastiche has surprising rigor and narrative clarity. It's full of perfect Tarantino moments, with meta references, B-movie sleaze and a sheer sense of fun. Though Pulp Fiction is only Tarantino's second film as writer-director, he creates his own world as confidently and recognisably as Harold Pinter or Joe Orton does or did. It's hard to imagine any viewer leaving this extravagantly demented, 2 1/2 hour low-life lalapalooza without carrying away at least a few indelible moments. Back in 1994, I was a rookie young reviewer cutting my teeth and slowly losing the will to live watching the bloated Hollywood fare of Forrest Gump, The Flintstones and Lassie. InterviewMore Headlines Log in with FacebookForgot your password?
Don't have an account? Based on the published opinions of hundreds of film websites and television critics The whole is finally greater than the sum of its pulpy parts.
The Tomatometer rating It represents the percentage of professional critic reviews that are positive for a given film or television show. The Tomatometer is 60% or higher. The Tomatometer is 59% or lower. Movies and TV shows are Certified Fresh with a steady Tomatometer of 75% or higher after a set amount of reviews (80 for wide-release movies, 40 for limited-release movies, 20 for TV shows), including 5 reviews from Top Critics. Percentage of users who rate a movie or TV show positively. View All Pulp Fiction NewsIt resurrects John Travolta from Look Who's Talking hell, it makes Bruce Willis into a serious actor and it honors the power and fancy of intelligent dialogue (written by the director himself).
This movie gets its charge not from action pyrotechnics but from its electric barrage of language, wisecracks and dialogue, from the mordant '70s classicism of its long-take camera style and its smart, offbeat, strangely sexy cast. The result, especially in the scenes involving Bruce Willis as a nervy boxer, can be long patches of dialogue that must have tickled Tarantino but will not necessarily resonate for anyone else. The talk is dirty and funny, the violence always waiting just around the corner. Whether you call it razzmatazz, pizazz or sizzle, Pulp Fiction's got it, enough style for a dozen movies and, truth be told, enough story for five. At 153 minutes, the movie does occasionally flirt with tedium, but the risk is worth it: Is a trusted measurement of movie and TV programming quality for millions of moviegoers.
Then, along came Pulp Fiction, swaggering with cool and bending all the rules. Unmissable. Now where did we put our gold watch? View All QuotesDiscuss Pulp Fiction on our Movie forum! More News Sign up hereBy clicking Sign up, I agree to the and. Please enter your Master thesis application email address and we will email you a new password. Violence in pulp fiction essay.