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Movie Review: Pulp Fiction

Updated on May 8, 2017

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The Wolf solves all major issues for Marsellus Wallace whom is a big time criminal.
The Wolf solves all major issues for Marsellus Wallace whom is a big time criminal. | Source
John Travolta and Samuel Jackson were two ruthless killers who worked for Marsellus Wallace.
John Travolta and Samuel Jackson were two ruthless killers who worked for Marsellus Wallace. | Source
Marsellus Wallace and Butch Coolidge are in a real fix together it seems.
Marsellus Wallace and Butch Coolidge are in a real fix together it seems. | Source

Awards and Facts!

Academy Award: Best Original Screenplay Winner

Golden Globe Award: Best Screenplay Winner

Cannes Film Festival Award: Palme d Or Winner

BAFTA Award: Best Supporting Actor: Sam Jackson and Best Screenplay Winner

Seven Oscar Nominations.

Nearly 214 million at the box office. Despite its violence, it still did not stop people from watching.

American Film Institute, named Pulp Fiction, the seventh best gangster film of all time.

Pulp Fiction was released in 1994 and it was nominated for seven Oscars, and Pulp Fiction, won an Oscar. The movie was also nominated for other awards from film institutions from around the globe.

Distributor: Miramax Films

Budget: 8.5 Million

Edited by: Sally Menke

Pulp Fiction was named Best Picture by the National Society of Film Critics, Boston Society of Film Critics, National Board of Review and the Southeastern Film Critics Association, among others.

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Cast and Crew

Director: Quentin Tarantino

Writer: Quentin Tarintino

Producer: Lawrence Bender

Actors Include the Following:

John Travolta: Hitman Vincent Vega was brutal and he was a right hand man of Marsellus Wallace, a reputed crime boss. Vega showed no remorse for his foes.

Samuel L. Jackson: Hitman Jules Winnfield quoted a Bible verse right before he shot his enemies. Winfield was Vega's partner in crime.

Bruce Willis: Professional Heavyweight Boxer Butch Coolidge was supposed to throw his fight, but, he ended up killing his opponent in the ring. He is now on the run for backstabbing The Kingpin Mr. Wallace.

Uma Thurman: Wife of Marsellus Wallace, Mia Wallace. Mia has a drug overdose while in the care of Vincent Vega. The plot thickens.

Harvey Keitel: Winston Wolfe AKA The Wolf (Marsellus Wallace's Problem Solver)

Tim Roth: Robber who performs armed robbery at a restaurant. Things go awry for him when he encounters the hit men during the hold up.

Christopher Walken: Military pal of Butch Coolidge's father from WW2.

Ving Rhames: The films head bad guy. A gangster who controls much of Los Angeles, California. He was in control of drugs and illegal boxing enterprise and he had two hit men.

Rosanna Arquette: Jody, a drug dealers wife. She had lots of piercings on her face and body.

Uma Thurman Was Marsellus Wallace's Wife

Uma Thurman was just one of the many stars of Pulp Fiction. The film deals with drugs, gangs, fixed fights and much more in a short time. Nothing was too good or too expensive for this gal.
Uma Thurman was just one of the many stars of Pulp Fiction. The film deals with drugs, gangs, fixed fights and much more in a short time. Nothing was too good or too expensive for this gal. | Source

Pulp Fiction Movie Rankings

Sound: The soundtrack to this movie is an instant classic which was released as a soundtrack on double disc CD. Grade: A

Acting Skills: With a solid cast of Hollywood greats, the acting skills in this movie are first class, when you have such great actors. The cast is excellent featuring John Travolta, Bruce Willis, Samuel L. Jackson and Ving Rhames. Grade: A+

Plot: The plot is very unique and hard to follow but, if you can keep up with it, then it will take you for an unexpected tailspin. Grade: B+

Drama: The Drama is high all the time and full of twists and turns. There are these moments with Samuel L. Jackson reciting Bible verses before executing someone. In his mind, this seems to make it okay, in a way. Grade: A

Action: The action sequences in this movie are very graphic with lots of blood and gun shoot outs. Grade: B+

Marcellus Wallace Gets Medieval

John Travolta's Best Movies

Grease
Face Off
Pulp Fiction
Saturday Night Fever
The Taking of Pelham 123
Ladder 49
Broken Arrow
Look Who's Talking
Get Shorty
 
Michael
 
Ten of John Travolta's best movies.

Drama and Action

The drama is memorable because this film has three story lines going on at the same time. The action scenes are full of violence alas Quentin Tarantino. Two gangsters that deliver a death speech before unloading their clips. A chainsaw, sword and knives. Fist fights and many other brutal scenes fill out the Pulp Fiction script.

A Fantastic Duo!

John Travolta and Samuel L. Jackson played as gangsters that killed for their pay checks.
John Travolta and Samuel L. Jackson played as gangsters that killed for their pay checks. | Source

Plot and Story Line

There are several plots to Pulp Fiction and they all tie in together. Marsellus Wallace is a Los Angeles gangster who has two hit-men, (Travolta and Jackson) working for him. He pays a boxer (Bruce Willis) to take a dive in a boxing match but, the boxer does not follow orders. Wallace sends his hit-men to kill the prizefighter. There are many other subplots and story lines that keep this movie full of constant twists and turns. The film jumps forwards and backwards on numerous occasions so it takes patience and paying attention in order to understand.

Bruce The Boxer

Bruce Willis plays a professional boxer in Pulp Fiction. He is paid to throw a fight but he has other plans.
Bruce Willis plays a professional boxer in Pulp Fiction. He is paid to throw a fight but he has other plans. | Source

Movie Ranking

5 out of 5 stars from 1 rating of Pulp Fiction

Final Thoughts.....

This film has a couple of reasons that it is a grade A flick. Number one is the actors. Bruce Willis, Ving Rhames, John Travolta, Christopher Walken, Uma Thurman, Tim Roth and Samuel L. Jackson are just a few of the actors that are featured in this movie. Number two is the plot and multiple story lines. You have Marsellus and his two hitmen. You have the boxer and the restaurant robbery. The Bonnie situation and Jack Rabbit Slim's.

John Travolta Is a Ruthless Hitman

John Travolta plays a ruthless Hitman in Pulp Fiction but as usual he loves to dance.
John Travolta plays a ruthless Hitman in Pulp Fiction but as usual he loves to dance. | Source

Quentin Tarantino's Top Films

Quentin Tarantino has made tons of very good movies but the ten listed below stand out for many different reasons.

1. Pulp Fiction (1994)

2. Inglorious Basterds (2009)

3. From Dusk Till Dawn (1996)

4. Natural Born Killers (1994)

5. Desperado (1995

6. Sin City (2005)

7. Little Nicky (2000)

8. Jackie Brown (1997)

9. Reservoir Dogs (1992)

10. Kill Bill: Volume 1 (2003)

Tarantino has really developed into a great writer, director and producer and his films keep getting better.

John Travolta Gettin Jiggy With It!

Official Pulp Fiction Trailer

© 2013 Buster Johnson

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    • Imogen French profile image

      Imogen French 3 years ago from Southwest England

      this is definitely on my top ten movie list. great film, and a very thorough review :-)

    • Marchello profile image

      Marko Vucinic 3 years ago from Cuprija, Sebia

      Quentin Tarantino really made good movie, I think that I watched " Pulp Fiction " more then five times minimum.

      Thx for great info.

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