Pulp Fiction is a film about two hit men who have to retrieve a suitcase that was stolen from their boss. It starts as a smaller scale mission, but then begins to involve more and more people including a boxer that they pay to lose a fight. They then go through a series of many different incidents and problems in order to receive the suitcase. The movie features Samuel L. Jackson, John Travolta, and Bruce Willis.
The main positive of this film is just how the entire story was put together. As Quentin Tarantino usually does, he put parts of the story out of order and then managed to tie it all together in the end. He put it together in a way that made the full 2 hour and 34 minute runtime entertaining and hardly boring. The next huge positive is the cast that they assembled. The movie is littered with great performances specifically from Samuel L. Jackson. His character shines as he shows a full range of emotions and his charm definitely comes through. Really the entire cast did an amazing job and that definitely helped the film in the end. The final positive was that they weren’t afraid to show some gore. There were several scenes with blood just all over the place and instead of taking itself too seriously they then added comedy to those scenes as well. That definitely helped with adding a lighter tone to the film and allowing it to connect to a wide array of audiences.
The only mixed aspect of the film to me is that with it being basically a collection of different scenes it did become a little confusing at times. There were times where I had to rewind just to make sure that I understood everything completely. This isn’t really a huge deal, however it just means that you have to pay close attention to what is going on.
There weren’t really any negative feelings that I had towards Pulp Fiction. Quentin Tarantino crafted a very entertaining and thought provoking movie that had a nice mix of action, drama, and comedy. If you have enjoyed his other movies then I would definitely recommend this one as it is widely recognized as his best.
Rating- 9 out of 10 on the scale of awesomeness.
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