Kill Bill: Vol. 2

Movie review by
Nell Minow, Common Sense Media
Kill Bill: Vol. 2 Movie Poster Image
Sequel just as over-the-top explicitly violent.
  • R
  • 2004
  • 127 minutes

Parents say

age 15+
Based on 14 reviews

Kids say

age 13+
Based on 44 reviews

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 bymichaelmcgcp. June 3, 2015

WOW COMMONSENSE MEDIA WHERES UR COMMON SENSE

Never again will i use this website to rely on ratings for kids. Its fine i watched it expecting to be disturbed and was frightened if i made the right decision... Continue reading
Adult Written byllarson April 9, 2008

It's good artsy fun!

This film needs to be taken with a grain of salt.As an adult reviewer and cinofile, I think it was a great movie for adults, probably not for kids. Quentin Tara... Continue reading
Teen, 16 years old Written byjessieb April 9, 2008

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, 13 years old Written bybballdiaries April 9, 2008

??????

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 reser... 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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