films seen
13
average score
1.69*
nationality
USA - 57 years old
status
Alive and kicking
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Tarantino is the man of pulpy references and silly dialogues. His love for cinema is apparent in everything he does, it's just a shame that we don't seem to love the same things. He's impossible to ignore, but I'm not a big fan of his work.

The good stuff

Reservoir Dogs

by Quentin Tarantino
Specifics
USA [1992] - 99 mins
Genre
Thriller, Crime
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rating
4.0*/5.0*
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Worthy but flawed

Pulp Fiction

by Quentin Tarantino
Specifics
USA [1994] - 154 mins
Genre
Comedy, Crime
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rating
2.5*/5.0*
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Dubious filler

Grindhouse

by Robert Rodriguez, Eli Roth, Quentin Tarantino, Edgar Wright, Rob Zombie
Specifics
USA, Mexico [2007] - 191 mins
Genre
Action, Horror, Thriller
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rating
2.0*/5.0*
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Jackie Brown

by Quentin Tarantino
Specifics
USA [1997] - 154 mins
Genre
Thriller, Crime
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rating
2.0*/5.0*
Jackie Brown poster

Plain forgettable

Once Upon a Time ... in Hollywood

by Quentin Tarantino
Specifics
UK, USA [2019] - 161 mins
Genre
Comedy, Thriller
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rating
1.5*/5.0*
Once Upon a Time ... in Hollywood poster

Overly long and lacking direction, the first two hours are purely there to paint a portrait of an era. That's fine if you love the 60s, I couldn't care less really. The final 45 minutes are a small improvement, even so Tarantino isn't really wicked enough to pull it off. There are some decent scenes in there, but they fade way in a film directed by a man too in love with himself to make a proper cut.

The Hateful Eight

by Quentin Tarantino
Specifics
USA [2015] - 168 mins
Genre
Thriller, Crime
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rating
1.5*/5.0*
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Inglourious Basterds

by Quentin Tarantino, Eli Roth
Specifics
Germany, USA [2009] - 153 mins
Genre
War, Adventure
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rating
1.5*/5.0*
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Kill Bill 2

by Quentin Tarantino
Specifics
USA [2004] - 137 mins
Genre
Action, Thriller, Crime
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rating
1.5*/5.0*
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Four Rooms

by Allison Anders, Alexandre Rockwell, Robert Rodriguez, Quentin Tarantino
Specifics
USA [1995] - 98 mins
Genre
Comedy
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rating
1.5*/5.0*
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Big nopes

Django Unchained

by Quentin Tarantino
Specifics
USA [2012] - 165 mins
Genre
Crime, Western
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rating
1.0*/5.0*
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Death Proof

by Quentin Tarantino
Specifics
USA [2007] - 113 mins
Genre
Action, Thriller
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rating
1.0*/5.0*
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Sin City

by Frank Miller, Robert Rodriguez, Quentin Tarantino
Specifics
USA [2005] - 124 mins
Genre
Thriller, Crime
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rating
1.0*/5.0*
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Kill Bill 1

by Quentin Tarantino
Specifics
USA [2003] - 111 mins
Genre
Action, Thriller, Crime
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rating
1.0*/5.0*
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This may be innovative and fresh for the regular Hollywood fan, but it's weak and uninspired for those who are somewhat familiar with the source material. As an ode to Asian cinema, Kill Bill 1 falls completely flat and ends up being completely inferior.

Tarantino tries a lot, but doesn't succeed in anything. The attempt at a stylish ending in the snow ? Kitano does it ten times better with 1 single shot. Impressive fight choreography? Well, the film was released in Belgium together with Hero, so no comparison. The editing and shot composition? Actors are so incompetent that everything is edited to pieces just to disguise their failings.

So isn't there anything worthwhile? Chiaki Kuriyama was cool. The only one who managed to come across as bad ass. It's a shame she leaves the film in one of the dumbest ways possible. Tarantino simply isn't cut out for this type of cinema.