Parents' Guide to

Kill Bill: Vol. 1

By Nell Minow, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 18+

Visually striking, but also very violent.

Movie R 2003 90 minutes
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Community Reviews

age 14+

Based on 40 parent reviews

age 18+


Idk why its a rating to see if its kid friendly, when the movie was made for adults anywayyyy... So for the ones thats saying its not kid friendly, we know that. It wasnt made for kids lol
age 15+


action packed film if you or your child have a weak stomach proceed with caution. rape scene which can upset some viewers

Is It Any Good?

Our review:
Parents say (40 ):
Kids say (117 ):

This is a stylish and visually striking movie, but it is also a very violent movie, possibly the most violent movie ever released by a major American movie studio. The carnage is so completely and outrageously over the top that it could trigger laughs, but some may find the endless slicing off of body parts and gallons of fake spurting blood overwhelming or even numbing. Much of the movie is one fight scene after another, yet the revenge provides a motive and a hero, giving the fight scenes enough forward momentum to feel like a story.

Fans of this genre will find it sensationally entertaining. The action scenes are brilliantly staged, and Tarantino's other trademarks -- cool music, playing around with time, and brilliant dialogue are all there in full force. Uma Thurman , Viveca A. Fox, and Lucy Liu hold their own in fight scenes with eye-popping visuals that would overwhelm most performers.

Movie Details

  • In theaters: October 9, 2003
  • On DVD or streaming: April 13, 2004
  • Cast: Lucy Liu , Uma Thurman , Vivica A. Fox
  • Director: Quentin Tarantino
  • Inclusion Information: Female actors, Asian actors, Black actors
  • Studio: Miramax
  • Genre: Action/Adventure
  • Run time: 90 minutes
  • MPAA rating: R
  • MPAA explanation: strong bloody violence, language and some sexual content
  • Last updated: February 4, 2024

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