Kill Bill: Vol. 2

Movie review by
Nell Minow, Common Sense Media
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Sequel just as over-the-top explicitly violent.
  • R
  • 2004
  • 127 minutes

Parents say

age 14+
Based on 19 reviews

Kids say

age 14+
Based on 54 reviews

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A lot or a little?

The parents' guide to what's in this movie.

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
Drinking, Drugs & Smoking

Drinking and smoking, chewing tobacco, reference to cocaine.

What 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.

User Reviews

  • Parents say
  • Kids say
Adult Written byMalicabo April 9, 2008
Adult Written byYeetman11 April 24, 2021

12 up

Come on people ! Some of you really saying a 17 year old wouldn’t be able to watch this . One person dies in this film ! The violence when happens has blood bu... Continue reading
Teen, 13 years old Written byAvicularia March 27, 2018

It's so cool and very well made !

It's really really cool ! The battle scenes are gore but if you are someone who is not sensitive, you'll really LOVE this movie. I actually recommend... Continue reading
Kid, 12 years old August 18, 2016

Kill Bill Vol. 2 Review

Kill Bill Vol. 2 is filled with language (f--k, s--t, etc.) and violence as with any Quentin Tarantino film. The violence and blood is very over the top and unr... Continue reading

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?

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."

Talk to your kids 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?

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