The Bottom Line
"Pulp Fiction" is a dark, violent comedy that satirizes our expectations of a crime drama. I love Tarantinos dialogue and the way he tweaked crime movie clichés into something fresh.
- Darkly comic dialogue crackles with wit
- Innovative story structure
- Memorable performances, particularly by Travolta
- Darkly comic tone gives violence a glib edge
- Nonlinear story structure confusing at times
- No scene-specific, feature-length audio track
- Two-disc DVD set containing Quentin Tarantinos 1994 movie "Pulp Fiction"
- Film stars John Travolta, Uma Thurman, Samuel L. Jackson, Bruce Willis, and Harvey Keitel
- DVD set contains many special features
Guide Review - "Pulp Fiction" Collector's Edition DVDs
Set in greater L.A., "Pulp Fiction" is a dark, violent comedy that satirizes our expectations of a crime drama. The film is made up of three interconnected stories--not told in chronological order--revolving around underworld types who are the stuff of pulp fiction. John Travolta and Samuel L. Jackson play troubled hit men, and Travoltas character is ordered to entertain the crime bosss wife, played by Uma Thurman. Bruce Willis plays a boxer who refuses to take a dive, and Harvey Keitel is the crime bosss problem-solving specialist. I love Tarantinos dialogue in "Pulp Fiction," and I really enjoy the way he took crime movie clichés and tweaked them into something fresh and funny.