If you smile at David Mamet's dialogue, you'll laugh out loud at the words of Quentin Tarantino. full review
Tarantino's dialogue, with its densely propulsive, almost lawyerly fervor, its peppery comic blend of literacy and funk, has more snap and fight than most directors' action scenes. full review
Tarantino's guilty secret, which the international critics should have noticed, is that his films are cultural hybrids. full review
The way that this picture has been so widely ravened up and drooled over verges on the disgusting. Pulp Fiction nourishes, abets, cultural slumming. full review
The overall project is evident: to evict real life and real people from the art film and replace them with generic teases and assorted hommages. Don't expect any of the life experiences of the old movie sources to leak through. full review
One of the coolest things about Pulp Fiction is its many links to other pleasures. full review
It's the way Tarantino embellishes and, finally, interlinks these old chestnuts that makes the film alternately exhilarating and frustrating. full review
A triumphant, cleverly disorienting journey through a demimonde that springs entirely from Mr. Tarantino's ripe imagination, a landscape of danger, shock, hilarity and vibrant local color. full review
There's a special kick that comes from watching something this thrillingly alive.
All the details are executed to perfection. Ironies abound in the smallest situations. full review
The experience overall is like laughing down a gun barrel, a little bit tiring, a lot sick and maybe far too perverse for less jaded moviegoers. full review
It's the movie equivalent of that rare sort of novel where you find yourself checking to see how many pages are left and hoping there are more, not fewer. full review
The movie resurrects not only an aging genre but also a few careers. full review
The whole is finally greater than the sum of its pulpy parts.
Writer/director Quentin Tarantino demonstrates his encyclopedic grasp of filmmaking by bending, chopping and deconstructing narrative while keeping a groovy beat.