4 months ago
You may find it hard to follow at first because this film is something that you probably haven't seen or experienced before but the film is practically all about the roles played by different characters and what defines their personality. Other than that, it's difficult to describe this movie. Any movie buff probably has already seen it. But if you're wondering whether to watch it or not, I suggest you grab a $5 milkshake and get on with it!
The masterpiece without a message
One of the early scenes in "Pulp Fiction" features two hit-men discussing what a Big Mac is called in other countries. Their dialogue is witty and entertaining, and it's also disarming, because it makes these two thugs seem all too normal. If you didn't know better, you might assume these were regular guys having chit-chat on their way to work. Other than the comic payoff at the end of the scene, in which they use parts of this conversation to taunt their victims, their talk has no relevance to anything in the film, or to anything else, for that matter. Yet without such scenes, "Pulp Fiction" wouldn't be "Pulp Fiction." I get the sense that Tarantino put into the film whatever struck his fancy, and somehow the final product is not only coherent but wonderfully textured.
It's no wonder that fans spend so much time debating what was in the suitcase, reading far more into the story than Tarantino probably intended. The film is so intricately structured, with so many astonishing details, many of which you won't pick up on the first viewing, that it seems to cry out for some deeper explanation. But there is no deeper explanation. "Pulp Fiction," is, as the title indicates, purely an exercise in technique and style, albeit a brilliant and layered one. Containing numerous references to other films, it is like a great work of abstract art, or "art about art." It has all the characteristics we associate with great movies: fine writing, first-rate acting, unforgettable characters, and one of the most well-constructed narratives I've ever seen in a film. But to what end? The self-contained story does not seem to have bearing on anything but itself.
The movie becomes a bit easier to understand once you realize that it's essentially a black comedy dressed up as a crime drama. Each of the three main story threads begins with a situation that could easily form the subplot of any standard gangster movie. But something always goes wrong, some small unexpected accident that causes the whole situation to come tumbling down, leading the increasingly desperate characters to absurd measures. Tarantino's originality stems from his ability to focus on small details and follow them where they lead, even if they move the story away from conventional plot developments.
Perhaps no screenplay has ever found a better use for digressions. Indeed, the whole film seems to consist of digressions. No character ever says anything in a simple, straightforward manner. Jules could have simply told Yolanda, "Be cool and no one's going to get hurt," which is just the type of line you'd find in a generic, run-of-the-mill action flick. Instead, he goes off on a tangent about what Fonzie is like. Tarantino savors every word of his characters, finding a potential wisecrack in every statement and infusing the dialogue with clever pop culture references. But the lines aren't just witty; they are full of intelligent observations about human behavior. Think of Mia's statement to Vincent, "That's when you know you've found somebody special: when you can just shut the f--- up for a minute and comfortably enjoy the silence."
The experience was awesome,
I wasn't aware through the movie making style of Tarantino.
It's first movie i saw from him
And i have to say
It was bizzare and strange but fun to watch
Just watch this film. It's amazing and there are so many references and quotes to make with friends or family if one have them and have watched this with them
7 months ago
You won't know the facts until you've seen the fiction.
To nearly every film watcher, Pulp Fiction is an undisputed film classic. A violent, action-packed filmmaking milestone, many would say. It’s become one of the best movies, frankly, ever made. And rightfully so. Whether it’s the flat out coolness that exudes from this film’s frames, the acting, the directing, the cinematography, the vintage soundtrack, or the film’s sense of humor, one is guaranteed the experience of their lifetime and one they will never forget. This film redefined the action movie genre and renewed the careers of two of the films main stars: John Travolta (as Vincent Vega) and Bruce Willis (Butch Coolidge), both of whom (among the rest of the cast) provide the film with first-rate acting. To the film’s plot line. Well, the film is told non-chronologically, and follows the three main unrelated stories of, firstly, Vincent Vega, followed by Butch Coolidge, and Vincent’s partner Jules Winfield (played by Samuel L. Jackson). These stories all intertwine, by the way, together around the world of one Marcellus Wallace (played by Ving Rhames), to bring us a greatly written, portrayed and presented film gem. As with most of the movies I’ve reviewed, this is an undisputed timeless classic of a film that all, regardless of who or what you are, should know about.
The film that really created a directing style for Quentin Tarantino. It really feels like reading a book, from the beginning to the end, smartly put together. Always a go to when feeling bored or want something joyful to watch.
Emil Dithmer Schultz
11 months ago
A god damn classic. Tarantino tears it up in this one. I think about some of the scenes almost daily. The cast is also filled with some crazy well playing stars like Uma Thurman, John Travolta, Bruce Willis and Samuel L. Jackson and not to mention Tarantino himself.
1 year ago
One of my top 10 films of all time. Tarantino's sharp, witty dialogue and deeply intriguing characters mix perfectly to form this cult classic. Dark, funny, suspenseful and shocking, this film is so watchable that I can see it living on in movie history for many many many years to come.
1 year ago
An absolute classic that has a deep connected storylines. The plot is what is now described as a classicTarantino film. Best enjoyed when wanted to watch something that is easy to follow but still has depth.
Still one of the best movies I ever watched. Perfect acting, amazing storytelling and overwhelmingly great cinematography. 10/10
1 year ago
Tarantino's greatest work. One of the greatest movies of all time. If you haven't watched it. You have to watch it.
One of the best tarantino films of all time. Must have seen it about 20 times, never gets boring because of the different characters, and storylines that collide
First off, the dialogue is incredible. Tarantino knocks it out of the park with both the action and the dialogue (as he usually does.) This film's characters are deep and complex. Also the comedy is great, as it usually is in a Tarantino movie.
I did not find it that great. It's just my opinion.