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Kill Bill: Vol. 2

By Nell Minow, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 18+

Sequel just as over-the-top explicitly violent.

Movie R 2004 127 minutes
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age 14+

Based on 16 parent reviews

age 2+

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 but there are only really three fight outs . There is not much bad language and anybody in secondary school hears a lot worse than this , fine for mature 12 year olds and up
age 14+


Is It Any Good?

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Parents say (16 ):
Kids say (44 ):

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."

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