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Pulp Fiction

Review Written by: Chris Burns
Film: A+
What the MPAA Rating should be: R (for language, drug content and bloody violence)

Directed by: Quentin Tarantino
Written by: Quentin Tarantino
Produced by: Lawrence Bender
Starring: John Travolta, Samuel L. Jackson, Uma Thurman, Ving Rhames, Bruce Willis, Tim Roth
Studio: Miramax Films

If you look in the dictionary and search for "cool," it's likely you will find the definition is Pulp Fiction. This glorious crime/satire accomplishes all boundaries. Every time I watch Pulp Fiction it gets better, I love the dialogue, the acting, the soundtrack, the direction and the style. The dialogue is the best part about the movie, it's sharp, witty, clever and has great style. Every single character has a certain aura about themselves with one of the best and most versatile casts ever. The film is filled with some of the most random things imaginable and is separated into different sections, that are all in non-chronological order. This is a great way to make you think about everything the film has to offer.

Pulp Fiction changed the way I look at film, I believe this is Quentin Tarantino's true cinematic masterpiece. You see the movie has no message, no morals, it is just an example of how to make a masterpiece. It's entertaining, shocking, surprising and my greatest pleasure of all it is hilarious. This is a film of the times and it defined a generation of modern pop culture. Introducting the now infamous duo Jules (Samuel L. Jackson) and Vincent (John Travolta). Both actors play their roles with tremendous skill and show religion, violence and burgers. The whole film connects with sequences that will surprise and enthral. I love the way everything seems so perfected, the countless references to classic cinema and the the brilliant close up camera shots. Another example of "Ultimate Scene" would have to be the dance with Uma Thurman and John Travolta. The scene is filmed perfectly and the music fits expertly with the entire scene.

As I mentioned earlier though the dialogue is the best part of the film, the way it flow, the way it shows what every character is thinking or feeling at that moment in time. Many of the lines are quotable beyond recognition. The characters are wild, crazy, greedy people. The style of direction is well paced, daring and not afraid to be different. People need to realise that Pulp Fiction is a very dark comedy underneath the general theme of crime and corruption in L.A. Every character makes it clear what they are saying. Another example of "you don't need money to make a masterpiece." Stunning on every level, you never get tired of what Pulp Fiction has to offer. This is a wonderfully layered and detailed film. And what was in that suitcase? So just sit back, chill out and let yourself be taken for one hell of a ride! Not many films come close to the brilliance of Pulp Fiction.

Uma Thurman and John Travolta dancing in Pulp Fiction.
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