Pulp Fiction: Movie Review

Pulp Fiction PosterGenre: Crime, Drama

Rated: R - strong graphic violence and drug use, pervasive strong language and some sexuality. 

Year of Release: 1994

Director: Quentin Tarantino

Summary: Jules Winnfield (Samuel L. Jackson) and Vincent Vega (John Travolta) are two hit men who are out to retrieve a suitcase stolen from their employer, mob boss Marsellus Wallace (Ving Rhames). Wallace has also asked Vincent to take his wife Mia (Uma Thurman) out a few days later when Wallace himself will be out of town.
Note to readers: I have been going back and forth on writing a review for Pulp Fiction. Finely decided to heck with it. I have thoughts, and I'm going to spill those thoughts and I have to write them down. For those that have never seen this movie, I suggest going in to it knowing little to nothing. Spoilers ahead. This fair warning, this is your chase to leave.

If your still here then you ever seen this movie or ignore my warning.

Review: This is not at all what I thought it will be. The non-liner story line is not what got me off guard. I know its common in Tarantino's movies. I didn't expect it to be divided up into short stories that all intertwined with each other. Yes, laugh at the fact that I didn't get what the tile hinted at, that 'Pulp Fiction' is magazine that publish short stories.

The opening scene started off with a bang. It one of the best opening scene I ever seen. I don't like the part when the guy goes back to get his golden watch. It feels like that can be left out and nothing will be miss. There should been more parts with Samuel Jackson and John Travolta. They work well together delivering the most humorist moments of the movie. The ending brings everything full swing around connecting it all together.


After seeing Pulp Fiction I might change my opinion on Once Upon a Time in Hollywood. I will has to first watch Kill Bill vol. 1 and 2 and then re-watch Once Upon a Time in Hollywood to help round off my opinion.

Fun Facts: 

  • The 1964 Chevelle Malibu convertible driven by Vincent Vega (John Travolta) belonged to writer and director Quentin Tarantino, and was stolen during production of the film. In 2013, a police officer saw two kids stripping an older car. He arrested them, and while looking up the owner of the vehicle he found the VIN had been altered. It turned out that it was Tarantino's stolen car. The owner had recently purchased it and had no idea it was stolen. 
  • Quentin Tarantino wrote the role of Jules specifically for Samuel L. Jackson, however, it was almost given to Paul Calderon after a great audition. When Jackson heard this, he flew to Los Angeles and auditioned again to secure the role. Calderon ended up with a small role, as Paul. 

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