Pulp Fiction (1994)
How do you give a synopses for a movie that really doesn’t have one? Pulp Fiction is one of the best movies I’ve ever seen where the main idea of the movie is random segments of story with no real order or purpose. Basically 4 different stories are told and intersected about a boxer, a pair of hitmen, a gangster’s wife and bandit lovers who hold up a local diner. The stories are adult in nature, dramatic and well written. The all-star cast keeps the energy as high and never allows the movie to get stale or boring. Coming in at #94 on the AFI Top 100 list, Pulp Fiction was nominated for 7 Academy Awards including Best Picture as well as 3 acting awards. It only managed to take home 1 win for best screenplay for Quentin Tarantino who also directed (Reservoir Dogs, Kill Bill, Jackie Brown). Starring John Travolta, Samuel L. Jackson, Bruce Willis, Uma Thurman, Ving Rhames, and Christopher Walken.
8/10 Stars – Might take a couple of viewings to fully understand, Pulp Fiction is original, entertaining and a quality movie.
I have seen Pulp Fiction several times and no matter how many times I watch it I don’t think I will ever understand it or really enjoy it. I can see how it was nominated for the Academy Awards because it definitely has some good parts, namely the acting. The story is truly complex which normally I like but in this case it just didn’t do anything for me. Definitely not a Best Picture in my book but then it didn’t win so I guess it wasn’t one for the Academy either. There are tons of people out there who like this one and I can definitely appreciate it but it is not one that I would pick up and say here watch this to someone I know.
6/10 Stars – Sorry Quentin Tarantino, I just don’t get this one!
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