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Pulp Fiction (1994)
Pulp Fiction (1994)
1994 | Crime
Understandably considered one of Tarantino's best
The strengths of director Quentin Tarantino lie mostly in his writing, recognisable through his use of eclectic and engaging dialogue, and his depictions of violence. "Pulp Fiction" is no exception. It's told in a non-linear style with a cast of various characters, played by the talented likes of Samuel L. Jackson, John Travolta, Uma Thurman, and Bruce Willis. I'm not a fan of Vincent Vega (Travolta) or Butch's girlfriend, but Jackson as Jules Winnfield is possibly the actor's best role in his career. The main thing to praise in "Pulp Fiction", in my view, is the dialogue. The way characters talk back and forth to one another is riveting, and sprinkled with enough curse words, dark comedy, and pop culture references to maintain realism. The nonlinear narrative doesn't make the story particularly deep, but it at least makes you think about the film's structure. The screenplay is quotable, and the soundtrack of surf rock and soul music fits the film's style. While it's difficult for me to choose the film that is Tarantino's definitive best, "Pulp Fiction" is one of the worthy contenders, although it took me multiple viewings to appreciate it. I probably shouldn't have first watched it when I was like 12, though.