“Pulp Fiction” Review

7 June, 2017

Year of Release: 1994
Director: 
Quentin Tarantino
Screenwriter: 
Quentin Tarantino
Director of Photography: 
Andrzej Sekula
Cast: 
John Travolta, Samuel L. Jackson, Bruce Willis

Synopsis: Quentin Tarantino’s iconic crime movie about a handful of lawbreakers who cross paths while they deal with the consequences of armed robbery, drug abuse, match-fixing, and gun violence.

Pulp Fiction Review:

Delivered at a time when Quentin Tarantino still retained the bounce of a budding auteur, “Pulp Fiction” is a film of remarkable fortitude with a use-by date that just keeps on giving as Time refuses to bury such mastery in a haze of dust. Featuring an array of experimental yet exquisite stylistics, almost all of which have worked their way into the director’s technical handbook, the movie births a style later dulled by fame as Tarantino establishes himself as the ultimate self-referential and self-aware artist.

A satisfying jigsaw puzzle cut out of a seemingly boundless film universe, “Pulp Fiction” finds the perfect balance between a cool-as-a-cucumber script and a truckload of geeky movie references. Transforming crass characters into poets by presenting everyday encounters as enrapturing stories that link together in a calculated yet muddled structure, Tarantino gives everyone a backstory, even those with less than a minute of screen time, and he adds so many distractions that it’s impossible not to lose yourself within the world he has created.

As the characters swirl in a whirlpool of pop culture references, the man behind the camera proves himself as the master of ensemble entertainment as an entourage of actors at various stages in their respective careers establish themselves as the face of cinema for the next two decades. Like a cinematic chocolate fudge sundae, “Pulp Fiction” is an unquestioned masterpiece that still leaves film geeks drooling over each of its flawlessly assembled sequences, all of which feel most appetising when they are fresh in the mind of an ambitious filmmaker who’s still out to prove himself to the wider world.

 

   

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