Pulp Fiction may be Quentin Tarantino’s finest work. It may also be Samuel L. Jackson, Uma Thurman, Bruce Willis, and John Travolta’s finest work. This movie would qualify as the highlight for any actors career. A erfect mix of action, storytelling, and nostalgia for the days of yore are what makes this movie so excellent. Sadly this movie brought home no Oscars being beaten by Forrest Gump for most awards.
However along with GoodFellas, and the Godfathers (I and II), this movie is one of the three most essential gangster movies. John Travolata and Samuel Jackson play hitmen while Bruce Willis plays an aging boxer, and are excellent in there respective roles. As these charecters they put forth messages of friendship, redemption, and love.
Of coure this being a Taranino film, one can expect several things, amazing action sequences, brilliant writing, and a great soundtrack. This movie lacks in none of those categories. This movie feels as if it came right out of the 50’s with crazy gun shooting action sequences, yet somehow it has great dialouge which moves the plot along and makes this much more then just an action sequence. But once the music starts up you are thrown back into the whole feel of this classic day and age.
Tarantino put together this great film in the form of a trilogy. The movie is split into three sections with each part thrown out of order. Seperatly each part is an amazing short film. But togehter, the plot lines interweve and create an amazing epic. The only down part of this movie is Tarantino’s supporting role. Apparently he felt that no one besides him could portray the role, however he was wrong. Tarantino should stay behind the camera.
I would give this movie an: A