Kill Bill: Vol. 1 movie review - Aussieboyreviews


The bloody violence is so over-the-top and fake that it teens can actually handle it. But Kill Bill is an entertaining and vengeful film directed by Quentin Tarantino, starring Uma Thurman and is best left to ages 17 and up.


After being attacked by her ex-boss and waking from the four-year coma as the result, a former assassin sets out to seek revenge on him and his associates.

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Director: Quentin Tarantino
Cast: Uma Thurman, Lucy Liu, Vivica A. Fox, Michael Madsen, Daryl Hannah, David Carradine, Sonny Chiba, Julie Dreyfus, Chiaki Kuriyama
Writer: Quentin Tarantino
Release Date (Australia): 16 October 2003
Runtime: 111 minutes/1h 51m
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Language: English, Japanese


Themes (MA15+)

Thematic material includes revenge, betrayal and assassination. There is also the implied rape and sexual assault of a woman in a coma.

Violence (R18+)

During lengthy fight scenes, there are frequent depictions of very large blood sprays and spurts accompanying violence in the form of dismemberment, decapitation and stabbing.

Coarse Language (MA15+)

The film features aggressive uses of the word “f**k”, in addition to use of the words “c**t”, “bitch”, “s**t” and “goddamn”.

Sex (M)

The word “f**k” is used in a sexual context.

mpaa rating

R (for strong bloody violence, language and some sexual content)

Aussie boy's thoughts

An exciting, fashionable and stupidly violent Tarantino classic that’ll leave you exhilarated for Volume 2. Although it is definitely one of director Quentin Tarantino’s most violent films, the scriptwriting and the vigorously-paced execution is excellent.

From start to finish, the story is fairly entertaining but is notably very well-portrayed. The fight scenes are gripping and Uma Thurman’s performance is also quite fascinating, but Kill Bill is a movie that is honestly gorgeous to observe. The visuals and the music are just classical! The use and the condition of the soundtrack match perfectly with the energetic settings.

Thankfully, it doesn’t drag to the 2 hours and 30 minutes mark, but obviously has its occasional dragging moments whilst building up to the climax. And as the peak arrives, it’s fully exciting and features over-the-top violence. How far does The Bride travel? Find out for yourself, but expect literal fountains and hoses of blood and it might not be for you if you dislike Tarantino’s style. Kill Bill also leaves you genuinely interested and anticipated for the second Volume, which hopefully will bring back the same amount of excitement.

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