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  • 3 years ago
  • Hey, for all you Quentin fans, I'd like to know which of his films you think is best and worst, I've heard people say every character in Reservoir Dogs is Quentin Tarantino, but some say it's his best. Some say Kill Bill is rubbish, non-nonsensical trash, others have said it's a masterpiece, what do you think? What is his best film, and which should be buried and forgotten about?
  • 3 years ago
  • 3 years ago
  • No such thing as a bad Tarantino film. There are just degrees of greatness. My favorite QT films in order of preference:

    1. Pulp Fiction
    2. Kill Bill
    3. Inglourious Basterds
    4. Death Proof
    5. Reservoir Dogs
    6. Jackie Brown

    I know it's a controversial choice putting Death Proof above Dogs but I'll never understand why some people love pissing on that film. I mean in truth, it has everything that a great QT film should have: Long humorous dialogue scenes, great music and bursts of graphic violence. Not to mention one of the greatest car chases ever captured on film.
  • 3 years ago
  • @stoned -- I've only seen "Kill Bill", "Reservoir Dogs", and "Inglourious Basterds" - and I think all of them are outstanding films(just look at my movie ranks). I hear "Jackie Brown" to be the worst, which I clearly have no say on. I honestly don't see how people can dislike "Kill Bill" - it's one of the most fun movies you can watch, I was constantly entertaining. I'd like to say their Quentin Tarantino haters who only dislike like him because of the "pop culture" references he pours into his films - which I find to be a horrible excuse.
    Tyler Durden: You're not your job. You're not how much money you have in the bank. You're not the car you drive. You're not the contents of your wallet. You're not your fucking khakis. You're the all-singing, all-dancing crap of the world.
  • 3 years ago
  • I haven't seen all of his films but I will rank the ones that I have seen from best to worst

    1)Kill Bill vol. 1
    2)Pulp Fiction
    3)Kill Bill vol. 2
    4)Jackie Brown
    5)Death Proof
    6)Inglorious Basterds
  • 3 years ago
  • @moviemaniac66 -- I hear "Pulp Ficiton" is his best, and you think "Kill Bill: Vol 1" is more superior? Can you tell me how exactly? I'm not trying to come across the wrong way, I'm just interesting on why you think so. I also felt "Inglourious Basterds" was better than "Kill Bill: Vol 2" - both were boring films - but "Inglourious Basterds" worked out better, or at least I like to think so.
    Tyler Durden: You're not your job. You're not how much money you have in the bank. You're not the car you drive. You're not the contents of your wallet. You're not your fucking khakis. You're the all-singing, all-dancing crap of the world.
  • 3 years ago
  • I have not yet seen all of his films but the ones I have seen arent so bad so it would be hard to choose which one is the worst
  • 3 years ago
  • @XxNickTheFilmCriticXx - Well I do agree that Pulp Fiction is a better film, Kill Bill is the film that got me into Tarantino's films. It was the first Tarantino film that I have seen and it blew me away first time I saw it (I first saw it when I was 8 years old, lol) and that is why it will always be my favorite Tarantino film. And I found Inglorios Basterds pretty boring. The dialogue was spectacular but the scenes dragged on too long in my opinion. I liked Kill Bill vol 2 because it wrapped was more interesting and it was a great continuation of the first film.
  • 3 years ago
  • @moviemaniac66 -- 8-years-old? Wow. I would've been the same age if I watched it when it was released - I just saw it recently. Graphic film, to say the least.
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  • 3 years ago
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    1. Pulp Fiction (duh)
    2. Kill Bill Volume 1
    3. Inglourous Basterds
    4. Reservior Dogs
    5. Jackie Brown
    6. Kill Bill Volume 2
    7. Death Proof

    But that list changes at times.
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  • 3 years ago
  • @XxNickTheFilmCriticXx - Yeah. When my brother first showed it to me, I was so amazed at how violent the movie was. When I was really young, I would watch movies like The Terminator and Alien and old action movies with my friend and his dad.
  • 3 years ago
  • Never seen Jackie Brown....but here goes:

    1. Inglourious Basterds
    2. Pulp Fiction
    3. Kill Bill Vol. 1/2
    4. Reservoir Dogs
    5. Death Proof.
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  • 3 years ago
  • @moviemaniac66 -- I think all parents allow their kids to see violent movies here and there - wanna hear something funny? I haven't seen Terminator or Alien yet - not because of "parental advisory", but because of the fact that procrastination is present. How are they?
    Tyler Durden: You're not your job. You're not how much money you have in the bank. You're not the car you drive. You're not the contents of your wallet. You're not your fucking khakis. You're the all-singing, all-dancing crap of the world.
  • 3 years ago
  • @XxNickTheFilmCriticXx I haven't seen Alien in a LONG time but I remember loving it when I saw it and The Terminator is a classic.
  • 3 years ago
  • @moviemaniac66 -- Ah, all right - I must see them soon.
    Tyler Durden: You're not your job. You're not how much money you have in the bank. You're not the car you drive. You're not the contents of your wallet. You're not your fucking khakis. You're the all-singing, all-dancing crap of the world.
  • 3 years ago
  • Pulp Fiction is considered a classic but my favorite is Inglorious Basterds
  • 3 years ago
  • oh and ive never seen Jackie Brown
  • 3 years ago
  • @XxNickTheFilmCriticXx You haven't seen Alien?!?! have you at least seen Aliens?? If you have not seen those great American Classics, go buy the blu-ray Anthology set now! haha lol

    @moviemaniac66 I was about 8 yrs old too when I first saw Alien back in 2001 on a chilly October night sitting on the couch with all the lights off, it was really scary to me back then! and still is now 10yrs later :D
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  • 3 years ago
  • Well, it seems there is no general consensus when it comes to this topic. In my opinion, Pulp Fiction, Reservoir Dogs, and Kill Bill Vol. 1 are his best three any way you look at it. Inglourious Basterds is perfect until Revenge of The Giant Face, then it completely falls apart. All four of those films are definitive classics and should have each one Best Picture in their respective years of release.

    Death Proof, and many people don't realize this, is B-horror movie exploitation. In that sense, it's a perfect film. Jackie Brown is easily his worst film, if there is such a thing. Quentin himself has conceded to that point in many interviews. The reason why is because his stories are much more interesting than Elmore Leonard's. Quentin did all he could with it, but in the end it ran WAY too long and it just wasn't as interesting as his other stuff. My list:

    1. Pulp Fiction
    2. Reservoir Dogs
    3. Kill Bill Vol. 1
    4. Inglourious Basterds
    5. Death Proof
    6. Kill Bill Vol. 2
    7. Jackie Brown
    Yeah, well, ya know, that's just, like, your opinion, man.
  • 3 years ago
  • *Django will fall somewhere between KB Vol. 1 and Inglourious Basterds
    Yeah, well, ya know, that's just, like, your opinion, man.
  • 3 years ago
  • @ghostman - Awesome. The movie experience was always better as a kid for some reason. I remember the very first time I saw Terminator. Scared the crap out of me. Me and my brother and my friend would pretend that we were resistance fighters all the time and run through the park with our fake guns pretending we were killing terminators. Good times.
  • 3 years ago
  • I'm not the biggest fan of Tarantino's work. In fact, I'm repulsed by his films. Not the violence, but by the obnoxious dialog. Anyway, this is my list (including "Sin City", "Grindhouse" and "Four Rooms")

    1. Inglourious Basterds (5/5)
    2. Sin City (5/5)
    3. Grindhouse (4.5/5)
    4. Pulp Fiction (3/5)
    5. Kill Bill Vol. 1 (3/5)
    6. Kill Bill Vol. 2 (3/5)
    7. Reservoir Dogs (1.5/5)
    8. Death Proof (1/5)
    9. Jackie Brown (1/5)
    10. Four Rooms (0.5/5)
  • 3 years ago
  • @moviemaniac66 Think I saw T2 before The Terminator...I was around 10 and thought it was the coolest action movie ever! I would collect all kinds of terminator toys and set up a battle scene between the Resistance and the terminator machines; then destroy them with bottle rockets and firecrackers...it was pretty awesome :)
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  • 3 years ago
  • I get annoyed with avid Tarantino fans, but I must say that Kill Bill is phenomenal filmmaking. He's made a lot of other really good films too. I don't like Reservoir Dogs though.
  • 3 years ago
  • @ghostman - Lol, that is awesome. The joys of being a kid. I miss those days.
  • 3 years ago
  • @moviegeek I didn't like Reservoir Dogs either. In fact, Inglourious Basterds was really the only one of his films I liked all because the swearing was very toned down.
  • 3 years ago
  • @moviemaniac66 The joys of being a kid may be over, but the fun never ends ;) I've been working on a black-hawk helicopter model to film a short movie and explode it using pyrotechnics and sparklers to make it look like a 'crash'.
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  • 3 years ago
  • @SpaceCowboy I agree about the swearing.. but Kill Bill doesn't have that much.
  • 3 years ago
  • I consider Tarantino to be one of the best directors of the last 25 years and arguably one of the most influential of all time. He doesn't necessarily have any bad movies just some that are better than others.

    In my humble opinion...
    (from greatest to least)
    Pulp Fiction,
    Inglourious Basterds,
    Reservoir Dogs,
    Kill Bill Vol. 2,
    Jackie Brown,
    Kill Bill Vol. 1,
    Death Proof
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  • 3 years ago
  • Well it seems Pulp fiction is probably most popular for best, death proof worst. Thanks for commenting guys!
  • 3 years ago
  • 1. Inglorious B
    2. R. Dogs
    3. Pulp Fiction
    4. Death Proof
    5. Kill Bill Vol. 2
    6. JACKIE Brown
    7. KILL BILL Vol. 1

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    one question: is Will Smith UNCHAINED IN THIS FILM? :D
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  • 3 years ago
  • @SpaceCowboy@moviegeek -- Let me get this straight, you don't like "Reservoir Dogs" because of the pervasive language, correct? I hope you two mean the fact that you didn't "enjoy" it - not that it wasn't a good/great movie. "Kill Bill: Vol 1" doesn't have a lot of language, but it does have a decent amount, along with some very strong terms.
    Tyler Durden: You're not your job. You're not how much money you have in the bank. You're not the car you drive. You're not the contents of your wallet. You're not your fucking khakis. You're the all-singing, all-dancing crap of the world.
  • 3 years ago
  • @Zak-Lee-Ferguson -- No, he is not. Jamie Foxx will be taking his place - awesome, right?
    Tyler Durden: You're not your job. You're not how much money you have in the bank. You're not the car you drive. You're not the contents of your wallet. You're not your fucking khakis. You're the all-singing, all-dancing crap of the world.
  • 3 years ago
  • @XxNickTheFilmCriticXx I liked Rez Dogs' story, just not how it was executed...with a lot of foul-mouthed dialog about "dicks", "queers", and "f*cking." I was completely drained of my patience before the film hit its half way mark. I find it annoying but not surprising that the first line of the first film of Tarantino's career is Quentin himself saying "Let me tell you what 'Like a Virgin's' about. It's all about a girl who dates a guy with a big dick." Pretty much sums up all the dialog in his movies.

    Kill Bill was a different sort of Taratino flick while staying true to the hitman aspect he uses in all his movies (or most of them anyway). It had a purpose; a target. It relied more on stylized action then lengthly table talk (though Vol. 2 is more like that of the standard QT flick). But even Kill Bill got on my nerves when it would use silly dialog as the swearing in his other movies would come off as. Some of the action sequences too were just silly, over the top, an cheesy. I'm sure it was intended that way, but it just didn't draw me in all that much. It's a little hard to explain what my problem with Kill Bill was. Just that it didn't sit right with me.
  • 3 years ago
  • @XxNickTheFilmCriticXx Uhh. No. I think the language is just over-exaggerated in his films, but that's not why i didn't like Reservoir Dogs.

    Tarantino films are sort of like indie films for me. They have a tendency to get carried away with their... uniqueness? Not all of his, but a fair share of them.
  • 3 years ago
  • Here's my problem with this site: I don't have to like a movie to respect it or acknowledge that it's good. It seems standard protocol for people on this site is, I like it; therefore it's good. Or, I didn't like it; therefore it's bad. Cursing, it seems, is now reason enough to disregard near-perfect works of art.

    Just because I may not be a huge fan of Citizen Kane doesn't mean it's not one of the best movies ever. I think 99.9% of the people on this site are unable to, or for whatever reason don't, make that distinction. Pulp Fiction, Reservoir Dogs, Kill Bill Vol. 1, and Inglourious Basterds are all classics. Like them or not, everyone should at least be able to admit that to themselves. It's got nothing to do with taste or personal preference. It's about the work. Then again, we are on a site where Scarface and Psycho aren't considered classics, so what the hell do I know?
    Yeah, well, ya know, that's just, like, your opinion, man.
  • 3 years ago
  • @thedude-abides exactly, now don't tear my head off about this Bill fans, but i did feel Kill Bill Vol 1, on it's own, before i saw 2 was a load of nonsense, but good nonsense. I may have thought personally it was pretty dumb but i probably enjoyed it more than any other of his films.
  • 3 years ago
  • @stoned Yeah, I guess what you're saying is, you didn't necessarily like it, but you enjoyed the quality of the work. Both were on AMC last night back to back. I watched Vol. 1 again just to get a clearer perspective, and as always, I loved every minute of it.
    Yeah, well, ya know, that's just, like, your opinion, man.
  • 3 years ago
  • @ghostman -- Nope, I have not.
    Tyler Durden: You're not your job. You're not how much money you have in the bank. You're not the car you drive. You're not the contents of your wallet. You're not your fucking khakis. You're the all-singing, all-dancing crap of the world.
  • 3 years ago
  • @SpaceCowboy -- If I'm correct, that "sums up" the dialogue in a few of his movies - none of his recently released films. "Inglourious Basterds" was a long film, and had very long discussions - many of them were very clean, formal conversations. "Kill Bill. Vol 1-2" contained language, but it was more of 7(8)/10 language - if you get what I mean.
    Tyler Durden: You're not your job. You're not how much money you have in the bank. You're not the car you drive. You're not the contents of your wallet. You're not your fucking khakis. You're the all-singing, all-dancing crap of the world.
  • 3 years ago
  • @XxNickTheFilmCriticXx Well, when you have the time, go watch them; they're really great films! highly recommend it :)
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  • 3 years ago
  • @ghostman -- Will do, sir.
    Tyler Durden: You're not your job. You're not how much money you have in the bank. You're not the car you drive. You're not the contents of your wallet. You're not your fucking khakis. You're the all-singing, all-dancing crap of the world.
  • 3 years ago
  • @XxNickTheFilmCriticXx I get what you mean. I did make a comment earlier that said I liked Inglouroius Basterds because it had very little swearing in it. And while the the Kill Bill movies didn't have much pervasive language just the dialog itself was silly and a little immature. Besides, Death Proof was more recent than Kill Bill and that had its fair share of swearing. Oh, and I should add that it's not the swearing that bothers me, it's how and where it's used that bothers me.
  • 3 years ago
  • 1. Reservoir Dogs
    2. Pulp Fiction
    3. Inglorious Bastards
    4. Kill Bill volume 1
    5. (Pretty much joint) Death Proof, Kill Bill volume 2

    Haven't seen Jackie Brown yet.
  • 3 years ago
  • @stoned ya know this is a great forum- for me the greatest five are

    INGLORIOUS Barstards is num 1
    Pulp Fiction Num 2
    Jackie Brown Num 3
    Death Proof Num 4
    Resovoir Dogs Num 5

    the rest can lay eggs on sum dusty sand hill
    Ahhhh! screaming all the way to the theatre
  • 3 years ago
  • @SpaceCowboy -- Well, I can agree with that. I saw the new Predators and the language felt so....out-of-place - to say the very least. When I watched "Reservoir Dogs", I thought it felt like a low-budget film - the constant swearing and the "unique" direction derived from any kind of meaningful, if necessary scenes - but once the torture scene takes place, it takes a turn for the best.

    When you really think about it, the swearing was a big part of the story, if you know what I mean. These guys have every reason to show their anger and detest of the thought that their may be a "rat" in the group - the heist goes terribly awry, they get separated, each man for himself - one man gets shot and is lying there bleeding out. Quentin Tarantino wanted these guys to show a lot of anger, and what better way than to make them swear consistently?

    After the torture scene, everything just comes together. Not only is it one of my favorite scenes of all-time, but I felt it was very entertaining from then on. Am I the only person who absolutely loves the ending? While the beginning may have been interesting, but a little out-there, I like looking back on it - really good stuff.
    Tyler Durden: You're not your job. You're not how much money you have in the bank. You're not the car you drive. You're not the contents of your wallet. You're not your fucking khakis. You're the all-singing, all-dancing crap of the world.
  • 3 years ago
  • @XxNickTheFilmCriticXx The swearing is fine when a character is angry or terrified. It's expected for someone to react by shouting obscenities. But when characters are being vulgar for fun it's disgusting and irritable. I don't even care if it moves the story along it just gets on my nerves. And I can't like a movie if it irritates and agitates me.
  • 3 years ago
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  • 3 years ago
  • 1. Inglorious Basterds (his most focused work IMO)
    2. Pulp Fiction (doesnt need an explenation - i saw that 3 times in the theaters back in the day)
    3. Kill Bill vol 1 (brilliant and bloody)
    4. Kill Bill vol 2 (Looove the training scenes)
    5. Reservoir Dogs (Anyone who can write and entire movie in one location has my vote of confidence)
    5. Jackie Brown (Love the Elmore Leonard take - the man is a brilliant crime author altho i never got into his western novels - but i definatly enjoy Tarantino's original work better)
    6. Death Proof (only saw the extended cut and its great but a little bit to talky)
    7. Four Rooms (His segment was good but it was a copy of an old twilight zone episode and as i said above i much rather prefer his original work)
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  • 3 years ago
  • 1. Reservoir Dogs
    2. Pulp Fiction
    3. Jackie Brown
    4. Inglorious Bastards
    5. Kill Bill Vol 1
    6. (Pretty much joint) Death Proof, Kill Bill volume 2