Quentin Tarantino's return to directing after a six-year hiatus is a maelstrom of beautifully choreographed violence, blood and vengeance. With nods to Japanese samurai films, spaghetti westerns, 1970s action flicks and gore-drenched anime, Kill Bill, Vol. 1 follows the wake of destruction left by Black Mamba (Uma Thurman) as she hunts down her former colleagues in the Deadly Viper Assassination Squad, who brutally beat her on her wedding night, killing her unborn child and leaving her in a coma for four years. Also stars Lucy Liu, Daryl Hannah, Vivica A. Fox, Sonny Chiba, David Carradine, and Michael Madsen. "...shows Quentin Tarantino so effortlessly and brilliantly in command of his technique that he reminds me of a virtuoso violinist" (Roger Ebert, Chicago Sun-Times).
Quentin Tarantino---USA---2003---110 mins.