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Metascore

Based on 42 critic reviews provided by Metacritic.com
100
Few filmmakers love movies as intensely; fewer still have the ability to remind us why we fell for movies in the first place.
100
Chicago Sun-Times
Put the two parts together, and Tarantino has made a masterful saga that celebrates the martial arts genre while kidding it, loving it, and transcending it.
100
Entertainment Weekly
There's no denying that when it comes to communicating a certain delirious romanticism of character shaped by thousands of hours spent sitting in the dark, the artist who made this showpiece is a master.
100
You'll thrill to the action, savor the tasty dialogue and laugh like bloody hell.
100
Wall Street Journal
Here's an entertainment to warm the heart of anyone who grew up (or failed to) on the formative joys of action movies.
100
The result is insanely good, and the best time I've had at the movies in ages.
100
The Hollywood Reporter
Kill Bill-Vol. 2 puts to shame doubts entertained about aesthetic strategies or structural imbalance provoked by "Kill Bill-Vol. 1." Now that the entirety of Quentin Tarantino's epic revenge melodrama is on view, "Kill Bill" emerges as a brilliant, invigorating work, one to muse over for years to come.
100
Premiere
This is a movie of head-spinning richness.
88
Bout No. 2 is among the best closed-quarters screen fights ever, as good as (and longer than) Frank Sinatra vs. Henry Silva in The Manchurian Candidate. And Hannah does more for an eyepatch than anyone since the late Israeli defense minister Moshe Dayan.
88
Philadelphia Inquirer
It is the more satisfying of the two installments - less over-the-top, arterial-gushing violence and more investigation into character, motives, back-story.
75
San Francisco Chronicle
All [Tarantino] has to do is trim a full hour out of "Vol. 1" and a half hour out of Vol. 2, combine what's left and he'll have something not just amusing and idiosyncratic, but outstanding.
63
New York Daily News
All this frenzy, all these "quotes" from other movies, and yet Vol. 2 is strangely static - a dulling experience that can safely be admired from afar without it ever engaging the senses.

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