FBMR - Pulp Fiction
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PULP FICTION (1994) ****

When I first watched this movie, I wasnít impressed. The trailer had led me to believe that this was going to be a non-stop action movie, which it isnít. There is quite a bit of action, but there is also a lot of talking, and some dancing. Knowing what to expect, each subsequent time Iíve seen this movie, Iíve liked it more and more. I love talky-movies where thereís little action, but lots of great dialogue. This movie has enough sharp, edgy, and fun banter for two movies. Some people were a little disturbed by the amount of violence in this film, but maybe they were disturbed with themselves when they realized that they had just laughed when someone got killed. The violence is treated in a fairly humourous manner.

The acting is amazing. John Travolta, in his biggest comeback role, is incredible as hit-man Vincent Vega. This role catapulted him into super stardom, more so than any other movie of his. From that point on, just about everything heís done is gold. Samuel L. Jackson should also be thankful to director, Quentin Tarantino, for launching his career as well. Both these two actors are still among the biggest draws in Hollywood. Bruce Willis proves he can act, in this film. It is one of his best roles, probably because he doesnít play his character over-the-top as he tends to do in his other movies.

Brilliantly filmed, and incredibly written, this is one of my all-time favourite movies. Itís a definite must-see.


IMDb - Pulp Fiction