(1994)

Critic Reviews

94

Metascore

Based on 24 critic reviews provided by Metacritic.com
100
Chicago Sun-Times
Like "Citizen Kane," Pulp Fiction is constructed in such a nonlinear way that you could see it a dozen times and not be able to remember what comes next.
100
San Francisco Chronicle
It is an exhilaration from beginning to end. It's the movie equivalent of that rare sort of novel where you find yourself checking to see how many pages are left and hoping there are more, not fewer.
100
USA Today
For a brutal black comedy about L.A. hitmen, Pulp Fiction bursts out of its binding with loopy delights. [14 Oct 1994]
100
Entertainment Weekly
[Tarantino's] ability to take what seem like minor conversational themes and dovetail them onto later exchanges for maximum comic effect is close to genius. And the action can be literally heart-stopping.
100
Rolling Stone
The new King Kong of crime movies...Ferocious fun without a trace of caution, complacency or political correctness to inhibit its 154 deliciously lurid minutes.
100
Wall Street Journal
The most imaginative movie to come along in ages. [18 Oct 1994, p.A14(W)]
100
The Globe and Mail (Toronto)
Pulp Fiction is at least three movies rolled into one, and they're all scintillating.
100
Chicago Tribune
Pulp Fiction isn't just funny. It's outrageously funny. [14 Oct 1994]
100
ReelViews
With this film, every layer that you peel away leads to something deeper and richer. Tarantino makes pictures for movie-lovers, and Pulp Fiction is a near-masterpiece.
100
The first masterwork of the post-modern pop culture generation...gets better with every viewing, and like good rock n' roll, needs to be played loud!
100
A scintillating piece of filmmaking, the kind of movie you look forward to seeing again even as you're watching it, and an extraordinary response to both the Dogs-Is-Overrated brigade and the He'll-Never-Top-His-Debut sceptics.
60
Los Angeles Times
The writer-director appears to be straining for his effects. Some sequences, especially one involving bondage harnesses and homosexual rape, have the uncomfortable feeling of creative desperation, of someone who's afraid of losing his reputation scrambling for any way to offend sensibilities. [14 Oct 1994]

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