Starring: Uma Thurman, John Travolta, Bruce Willis
Contents: EXTREME violence & profanity, rape, and other plain yucky things
Rating: 9 (technical & professional aspects), 2 (watchability)
Summary: In a series of interleaving stories, we watch a few days in
the lives of two philosophical hired killers, the bored, drug-addicted wife of a crime
boss, and an over-the-hill boxer.
I have very mixed emotions about this film: I thought the storylines were really tight,
the scripting and dialog excellent, the acting excellent, the soundtrack was great, all
the various technical aspects of the film were excellent. There were several genuinely
funny moments, as well. All this gives the film a very high rating.
However, in truth I cannot recommend this film to anyone. Why? Because
there were several things that I found to be very ugly: a nasty drug-overdose scene (where
an needle is plunged directly into Uma Thurman's heart), and extremely
ugly rape scene, and a great deal of violence and bloodshed. This film is definitely NOT
for the kiddies, guys.
So while I give the film very high marks for technical & professional aspects, I
cannot say I'd see it again. View at your own risk.
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