Kill Bill: Vol. 2

  • Review Date: August 10, 2004
  • Rated: R
  • Genre: Action/Adventure
  • Release Year: 2004
  • Running Time: 127 minutes

Common Sense Media says

Sequel just as over-the-top explicitly violent.
  • Review Date: August 10, 2004
  • Rated: R
  • Genre: Action/Adventure
  • Release Year: 2004
  • Running Time: 127 minutes

Age(i)

NOT FOR KIDS

Quality(i)

 

What parents need to know

Positive messages

The movie is about people who kill other people for money and for pure enjoyment.

Violence

Extreme and very graphic peril and violence, characters killed. There are many horrifying images including a squashed eyeball, a badly scarred prostitute, and a desiccated corpse.

Sex

Sexual references.

Language

Extreme and constant strong language.

Consumerism
Not applicable
Drinking, drugs, & smoking

Drinking and smoking, chewing tobacco, reference to cocaine.

Parents Need to Know

Parents need to know that they should exercise the strongest possible caution in deciding whether this movie is appropriate for their families, even for those over 17. This movie is an outrageous and over the top story about people who kill other people for money and for pure enjoyment. It is extremely violent with graphic and exceptionally explicit fight scenes. There are many horrifying images including a squashed eyeball, a badly scarred prostitute, and a desiccated corpse. Many characters are killed. Characters use extremely strong language and they drink and smoke.

Parents say

Kids say

What's the story?

The Bride (Uma Thurman) continues her revenge-fueled quest to kill the traitorous Deadly Viper Assassination Squad in part two of Quentin Tarantino's graphic homage to the martial arts films and spaghetti westerns. This time, The Bride tracks down Sidewinder in the desert, where she also gets her shot at revenge on Elle Driver. And after many close calls, The Bride finally finds the man she's been after – Bill. But after tracking him down in Mexico, The Bride gets the shock of her life when Bill reveals the secret he's been hiding for four years, just before he injects her with truth serum.

Is it any good?

QUALITY
 

The sequel reveals the tantalizing story behind The Bride and the assassin squad, but in some ways, it was better not to know. Tarantino is far better at pulp fiction than drama. The dialogue sounds like imitation Tarantino and the exposition plays like it should have stayed on the cutting room floor. We were better off imagining the left-out details or projecting them onto spareness of the movie like a Rorschach inkblot. We're better off putting into it what each one of us wants it to be.

There are some great set-pieces, including ingeniously constructed confined-space battles and an escape from being buried alive. And there are some great lines, but it all gets a little too cute and self-aware. At his best, Tarantino runs the zillions of movies he loves through his brain, chops them up and recombines them to show us what they say about the way we want to see ourselves and the way we really do. But at his worst, it's all just a little closed loop of inside references. To speak to him in the movie language he knows best, it's all just a little too much "pay no attention to the man behind the curtain."

Families can talk about...

  • Families can talk about what led Beatrice to become an assassin and what made her decide to quit. What do these characters tell us about their notion of justice? What are we supposed to admire about them?

Movie details

Theatrical release date:April 15, 2004
DVD release date:August 9, 2004
Cast:Daryl Hannah, David Carradine, Uma Thurman
Director:Quentin Tarantino
Studio:Miramax
Genre:Action/Adventure
Run time:127 minutes
MPAA rating:R
MPAA explanation:strong bloody violence, language and some sexual content

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Written byAnonymous April 6, 2013
AGE
18
QUALITY
 

Not for kids.

Not for Kids Again even if the Sex is on the 3. My Rating is still NC-17.
What other families should know
Too much violence
Too much sex
Too much swearing
Too much drinking/drugs/smoking
Teen, 16 years old Written byjessieb April 9, 2008
AGENot rated for age
QUALITY
 

SICK!!!

What a sick flick! I feel sick to my stomach from watching it. I don't think most of my friends would feel much different.
Teen, 16 years old Written byWICKEDroxxx330913 April 9, 2008
AGENot rated for age
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Teen, 13 years old Written bybballdiaries April 9, 2008
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??????

THIS MOVIE IS TOTALLY OVERATED!!!!! I mean GOODDDDD, tarantino is a genoius, this movie is pretty damn bad for him. i mean look at some of his movies like reservoir dogs(MASTERPEICE), pulp ficttion(MASTERPEICE), jackie brown(MASTERPEICE), and this movie, is mediocre at best! its drown in violence and gore, and has none of tarantinos snappy dialogue watsoever!it basically sucks!

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