Total Recall

Which Tarantino Film Do Critics Like the Most?

In this week's Total Recall, we take a look back at the filmography of The Hateful Eight director.

by | December 23, 2015 | Comments

Since making his debut with Reservoir Dogs more than 20 years ago, Quentin Tarantino has enjoyed one of the most consistently critically lauded careers of any director in modern Hollywood, and he’s back this weekend with the grim ‘n’ gritty Western ensemble piece The Hateful Eight. Once again, early reviews are solid — which means now is the perfect time to dedicate a feature to taking a fond look back at his earlier efforts. Cover the kids’ ears and keep an eye on Marvin in the back seat, because this week, we’re serving up Total Recall, Tarantino style!


Four Rooms (1996) 14%

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The appeal of anthology films — that audiences can see the work of multiple directors under one narrative umbrella — can also be one of their major drawbacks: The results, as in 1995’s Four Rooms, often strike some viewers as wildly, painfully uneven. As this particular outing proved, success isn’t guaranteed even if you bring together a handful of the industry’s most critically beloved and/or commercially ascendant filmmakers; although Four Rooms united Tarantino, Robert Rodriguez, Allison Anders, and Alexandre Rockwell to tell the promise-rich tale of a beleaguered bellhop (Tim Roth) making his way through a series of progressively weirder hotel rooms on New Year’s Eve, only Rodriguez’s segment escaped heaps of withering critical scorn, and the film barely eked out $4 million at the box office. But a 14 percent Tomatometer rating means that a few critics liked it — such as Boxoffice Magazine’s Shlomo Schwartzberg, who shrugged and said, “As a whole, Four Rooms is only diverting, and pretty mindless, but at its best it’s a lot of fun.”

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Death Proof (2007) 67%

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Forged by the bond of friendship between Tarantino and Robert Rodriguez — as well as their shared love of sloppy, bloody, low-budget exploitation flicks — 2007’s Grindhouse found the two directors splitting a three-hour double bill that took audiences from cheeky zombie terror (Rodriguez’s Planet Terror) to seethingly violent high-octane action (Tarantino’s Death Proof). At 67 percent, Tarantino’s half of Grindhouse got the short end of the Tomatometer stick, but plenty of critics still enjoyed his gleefully depraved look at a homicidal stuntman (Kurt Russell) with a fondness for murdering young ladies. “I’ve rarely seen a filmmaker, in current Hollywood at least, expose his sexual and sadistic kinks on screen with such shameless glee,” observed an admiring Kevin N. Laforest for the Montreal Film Journal.

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The Hateful Eight (2015) 75%

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What if Quentin Tarantino tried his hand at an Agatha Christie mystery? Filmgoers got their answer to that question — sort of — with 2015’s The Hateful Eight, in which a rogue’s gallery of typically Tarantino-esque characters find themselves bound up in lethally close quarters while a murder mystery inexorably tightens its way toward a gleefully violent conclusion. It’s a setup rich with possibilities for the director’s signature style of filmmaking, and in a fair number of respects, critics said Hateful didn’t disappoint: Tarantino assembled a stellar ensemble cast, including Samuel L. Jackson, Kurt Russell, and Jennifer Jason Leigh, and fed them heaping servings of the sort of pungently knotty dialogue fans have come to expect. Yet while Tarantino’s films have often benefited from an approach to violence that could be charitably described as “enthusiastic,” some scribes admitted to a certain amount of discomfort with the particular brand of bloodshed he unleashed here, identifying a darker, meaner strain that explored racism and misogyny without necessarily offering illumination. “The Hateful Eight is a movie about the worst aspects of human nature, which is why the film can’t be quite described as ‘fun,’ at least in the traditional sense,” wrote the Miami Herald’s Rene Rodriguez. “But Tarantino isn’t glorifying the ugliness; he’s condemning it.”

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Kill Bill: Volume 2 (2004) 84%

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Six months after kicking off his Kill Bill revenge saga with Volume 1, Tarantino returned to theaters with its conclusion. Part kung fu brawl, part origin story, Kill Bill: Volume 2 fills in the blanks of its katana-wielding protagonist’s (Uma Thurman) past while she slices and dices her way to whatever passes for redemption. Clocking in at over four hours between the two installments, it’s a pretty hefty cinematic experience for something that boils down to a fairly simple tale, but most critics didn’t mind at all — in fact, Volume 2 performed nearly as well as its predecessor on the Tomatometer. As Jeremy Heilman of MovieMartyr argued, “The massive combination of the first and second Kill Bill movies stands as a testament to both Tarantino’s exceptional skill as a filmmaker and the possibilities of pop cinema.”

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Kill Bill: Volume 1 (2003) 85%

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After a seemingly interminable six-year wait following Jackie Brown, Tarantino re-emerged with a blood-spattered martial arts epic so sprawling it needed to be chopped in half. Enter 2003’s Kill Bill: Volume 1, starring Uma Thurman as an assassin whose plans to leave the fold for a life of wedded bliss hit a snag when her mentor (David Carradine) decides he’d rather have her dead than retired, and sends her fellow killers-for-hire (played by Lucy Liu, Vivica A. Fox, Daryl Hannah, and Michael Madsen) to put a permanent stop to the nuptials. After watching Thurman’s take-no-prisoners performance, the New York Observer’s Andrew Sarris couldn’t help but say, “I would argue that, in a bizarre way, Mr. Tarantino empowers women as no action-genre director before him ever has.”

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Jackie Brown (1997) 87%

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Three years after achieving “young Hollywood genius” status with Pulp Fiction, Quentin Tarantino re-emerged with Jackie Brown, a 154-minute adaptation of the Elmore Leonard novel Rum Punch that served as Tarantino’s homage to 1970s blaxploitation while resurrecting the career of one of the genre’s biggest stars: Pam Grier. Hitherto known for playing the title role in 1974’s Foxy Brown, Grier returned to the big screen in pretty good company, including Bridget Fonda, Robert Forster, Michael Keaton, Chris Tucker, Robert De Niro, and Pulp Fiction star Samuel L. Jackson. While it was ultimately a bit of a critical and commercial letdown after the raging success of Pulp Fiction, Jackie still proved a favorite for scribes like Chuck Rudolph of Matinee Magazine, who wrote that it “Achieves the soulful edge lacking from Tarantino’s previous efforts. Forster and Grier’s performances deserve to join the short-list of all-time greats.”

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Django Unchained (2012) 88%

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Having entered the realm of social justice revenge fantasy with Inglourious Basterds, Tarantino basically remained there for Django Unchained, a pre-Civil War Western about a slave (Jamie Foxx) in an unorthodox partnership with a bounty hunter (Christoph Waltz) who needs his assistance to apprehend of a trio of outlaws — and is willing to not only grant his freedom in exchange, but help Django find and free his wife (Kerry Washington) from the clutches of a sadistic plantation owner (Leonardo DiCaprio). It’s the perfect setup for two hours and change of profane, gleefully violent action, and Tarantino more than delivers with a star-studded excoriation of systematic injustice that manages to treat its subject with something approaching the proper respect without sacrificing an ounce of momentum. The end result, wrote the Wall Street Journal’s Joe Morgenstern, is “Wildly extravagant, ferociously violent, ludicrously lurid and outrageously entertaining, yet also, remarkably, very much about the pernicious lunacy of racism and, yes, slavery’s singular horrors.”

Inglourious Basterds (2009) 89%

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Any film fan worth his or her salt has seen plenty of World War II movies, but Quentin Tarantino’s Inglourious Basterds added a little something special to the mix — an eminently well-cast revenge fantasy, starring a motley crew of solid actors (including Brad Pitt, Christoph Waltz, and Michael Fassbender) as soldiers in a parallel reality where the evil of the Third Reich is met full force with an Allied squadron whose members are hungry for Nazi blood (and/or scalps). Boasting a uniquely cathartic flavor of Tarantino-brewed violence to go with its taut drama and dark wit, Basterds proved powerfully compelling for critics like Salon’s Stephanie Zacharek, who had to concede, “Quentin Tarantino seems to be hanging on to a lost world of moviemaking. He may be nuts. But he’s a nut who cares.”

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Reservoir Dogs (1992) 90%

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Debuts don’t come much more auspicious than Reservoir Dogs. Yes, it’s a profane, blood-splattered heist flick — and goodness knows we have more than enough of those — but this one’s noteworthy for a number of things, including its hyper-literate script, its killer soundtrack, and a cast stuffed with tremendously talented character actors (including Harvey Keitel, Tim Roth, Steve Buscemi, and Michael Madsen). While it didn’t exactly set the world on fire during its small theatrical run, it did offer cineastes an early look at one of modern filmmaking’s most exciting, fully formed talents — and it definitely drew the notice of critics like Jonathan Rosenbaum of the Chicago Reader, who wrote, “It’s unclear whether this macho thriller does anything to improve the state of the world or our understanding of it, but it certainly sets off enough rockets to hold and shake us for every one of its 99 minutes.”

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Pulp Fiction (1994) 94%

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Some careers take a while to get going — and then there’s Quentin Tarantino, who drew almost universal critical praise for Reservoir Dogs before skyrocketing into the Hollywood stratosphere with his second film, 1994’s Pulp Fiction. A $214 million box office smash and seven-time Academy Award nominee (as well as Best Original Screenplay winner), Fiction offered a blend of pop culture smarts, laugh-out-loud humor, and shocking violence so potent (and massively influential) that it even managed to revitalize John Travolta’s long-moribund acting career — and left Dusty Springfield’s “Son of a Preacher Man” blasting out of countless college dorm rooms along the way. It was also, as Janet Maslin of the New York Times noted, “A triumphant, cleverly disorienting journey through a demimonde that springs entirely from Mr. Tarantino’s ripe imagination, a landscape of danger, shock, hilarity and vibrant local color.”

  • briantarnold

    Elmore Leonard wrote Rum Punch. Elmore James played blues guitar.

    • Dre

      Have you seen Life of Crime? The prequel to Jackie Brown kind of…

  • Vangogh

    I don’t get Tarantino movies. All I hear is how the dialogue is so inventive and I think it just sounds like anyone talking. I’ll take The Cohen Brothers or Aaron Sorkin for better writing.

    • Joey B.

      Aaron Sorkin is a self-absorbed asshat.

      • Vangogh

        And he’s had nothing but kind things to say about you. Have you ever listened to a Tarantino interview?

  • Kyle Davidson

    From Dusk Til Dawn – 63% True Romance 92%

    • World’s Finest Comments

      To be fair, he only wrote those. And I believe Natural Born Killers is at a 50%

      • Kyle Davidson

        It’s also only 50% his movie. It hardly feels like a Tarantino movie at all. The violence is there but the dialogue and characters are just too ugly and not all that entertaining. I’m pretty sure the finished product isn’t what he had in mind when we write the script.

    • DanOne

      From Dusk Til Dawn is one of my favorites. True Romance too.

  • Anacortes Gilbert

    Couldnt finish watching The Hateful 8…….soooo boring

    • Stav

      Agreed, tried and just couldn’t. The dialog was awful.

      • Ahmad Al-Naggar

        Clearly u know nothing about Tarantino’s way of directing, build up the movie the first hour then the whole movie turns upside down

        • Stav

          Or it’s just a bad movie? I’m no QT fanatic, but I enjoy most of his work. This is just a subpar movie … CLEARLY. 🙂

          • Sofnr .

            Clearly? Sounds like your opinion. The general audience and critic consensus has been that it’s a great movie. Like 90-100% critic and audience ratings wherever u go. So it’s clearly not a subpar movie according to the majority. Just to you 🙂

          • Edog

            Because the majority is always right? Fascist.

          • Schiff T. Reggin

            no you are right, if its popular its bad

            nice autism kid.

          • Brian Berta

            He never stated that popularity makes something bad. He just said that the majority isn’t always right meaning that just because a movie is popular doesn’t mean it is automatically good. You’re putting words into his mouth and you also need to act less rude in your responses to others.

          • Brian Berta

            @sofnr:disqus That doesn’t mean that it is a great movie. That just means that the majority of a group of people like it. Popularity doesn’t mean that a move is unable to be criticized. By the way, it currently sits at a 76% for the critics consensus on RT. Also, it has an 8.3 rating on IMDb. I’m pretty sure that its IMDb rating will go down. Also, its RT rating is probably going to be in the 70’s.

          • Sofnr .

            Of course popularity doesn’t make it a great movie. But if you are claiming a movie is “clearly subpar” like it’s some sort of fact you should probably have something to back it up. That’s the post i was responding to. This movie isn’t that divisive. Most people enjoy it. Most critics thought it was good. Above an 8 on IMDB is good. I’m not claming it’s the best movie ever. It’s low on my Tarintino list. If you think it’s a bad movie that’s fine. Everyone is free to criticize. But let’s not act like that’s the common thought.

          • Brian Berta

            @sofnr:disqus Firstly, I actually haven’t seen The Hateful Eight yet. I just responded to you because it sounded to me that you thought that because it has overall positive responses, it automatically indicated that it was a good movie. I’m planning to see it during Christmas break. It could be a good movie. I do agree that he should’ve backed up his opinion, but I don’t think that he was trying to make his comment to be the common thought. He was just stating that he disliked the movie. Also, above an 8 on IMDb is good, yes, but you said that 90%-100% of everyone thought it was a good movie and that is not true.

          • geaaronson

            He didn’t say it was a common thought. He expressed his own opinion. Don’t get so upset when other people don’t care for what you like so much. I haven’t seen the movie and probably won’t but that’s beside the point.

          • Sofnr .

            Never have and never will get upset about another’s movie opinion 🙂 Was just pointing out that the movie being “clearly subpar” was one opinion and far from the common thought. I’m very happy we all get to come to our own conclusions.

          • winomaster

            Any mainstream film that shows a black man orally raping a white man is far wide of the mark of what I think of as a masterpiece.

          • Farty Fartsalot

            That’s because a handful of critics are too spineless to give well-renowned filmmakers a bad review (Tarantino, Scorsese, Coen Bros etc.).

          • winomaster

            The critics said the Beatles “Sargent Peppers” album was a masterpiece and on the strength of that it sold quiet a few copies. But few critics today see the album in such rosy hues today. At one time Jerry Lewis was said by the audiences to be a comic genius. Put one of his movies out today and you would play to empty theaters. No one thinks Lewis is a genius today…except the French. And there is just no accounting for anything the French think.

        • Johnny

          Anyone who knows Tarantino knows EXACTLY how this entire movie turns out because they’ve seen it since Reservoir Dogs. The man has truly become a full blown parody of himself. Where he used to riff on well trodden genre tropes, he now checks off a list of all the things he’s done in the past down to precise scenes. Perhaps the worst sin of all is how his once razor sharp dialogue has become entirely cringe inducing.

        • David Wilkinson

          All you have to do is pay attention to the opening credits and you can tell almost exactly what will happen by how the events unfold.

      • Jayden Leonard

        Tarantino’s still God compared to the Cartoon Cat…

        That’s a Schmoes Know reference, case anyone was wondering.

    • Dre

      I was the same way. But then I watched it again and after the first person dies, it get’s pretty funny and gory. Still the worst QT film to date imo

    • David Wilkinson

      Agreed. I saw the 70mm roadshow and was soooo pumped. That version is nearly 3 hours and I can tell you that nearly everyone I talked to after it was over was just as disappointed as I was. I think Tarantino knows how to make crime movies but I just can’t stand his westerns. This movie was a hot mess.

    • omnom

      It’s ok, not everyone has to have good taste or intelligence. You’ll be fine without those things.

    • micox

      Go ahead watch Transformers.. That´s your thaaang..
      Hateful8 is a masterpiece.. First hour is hard, but neccessary to introduce the characters.. Rest is cinematic bliss..

      • Alex R Hughes

        Any movie where the “First hour is hard…” is only a masterpiece if the relative bar is set low….

      • winomaster

        Problem is, most of the time when you do a masterpiece, just about everyone can agree on its quality. Not so with the QT stuff…what ever it may be.

      • daniel hott

        Well said

    • ReallyReallyBigMan

      So you were bootlegging it then?

    • Joey B.

      It’s slower than his past work…. But boring? We’re you not paying attention to these characters?

    • daniel hott

      It’s not meant for those with the attention span of an a.d.d riddled sloth. You know, the type than can only stay watching if something explodes every 10 minutes, or tits are shown between conversations.

  • WILLIAM

    Can’t believe Four Rooms is 14%. Tarantino and Rodriguez’s chapters are great.

  • Fritz

    Pulp Fiction losing the Best Picture Oscar to bubble-gum schlock Forrest Gump has to be one of the top 5 biggest Oscar robberies in history.

    • AP

      I disagree. Both are really high on my list but Forrest Gump is a super motivational story for all. Everyone can relate to that story… I’d give the Oscar to Forrest Gump 10 times out of 10.

    • SingingBreeze

      Both are great movies;. It’s like picking between apple and orange.

    • minister_of_spinkicks

      Compared to Gump, you could make the argument that “Shawshank” was robbed too – Pulp and Shawshank annihilate Gump on RT score – just saying.

  • Four Rooms was a masterpiece inho. Absolute genius.

    • Bret Osborne

      I’d call it a good idea that wasn’t executed as well as it possibly could have been. It’s an entertaining film but not a very good one.

      • One of my favorites.

      • If you skip the first room, it’s a lot better as a whole.

    • I really enjoy Four Rooms and it’s a fun movie to play at parties… but the first scene with the witches is not very good, so you’ve got to get through that before the movie starts in my opinion.

      I initially didn’t care for the 2nd room, but over time it really grew on me. The final two rooms are excellent. I love the long uncut tracking shot in The Penthouse.

  • socalmarti

    Whaaaat no True Romance??!!!

    • Catalyst

      He only wrote that. It was directed by the late Tony Scott.

  • incendy

    With the exception of Jackie Brown I loved all of his movies. But my top 5 in order would be
    1. Kill Bill Volume 1
    2. Inglorious Basterds
    3. Pulp Fiction
    4. Django
    5. Kill Bill Volume 2

    Can’t wait to see Hateful 8

    • Woah. Maybe you need to give Jackie Brown another try. While definitely not as violent and cartoonish as his other films, it’s an absolutely fantastic story and movie; expertly directed. While not as “exciting” as some of his other films, it’s a GREAT movie.

  • Fvktaquito83

    I never saw 4 rooms but I thought his worst film so far was Django; it just dragged at the end and when the director showed up as an actor it took me out of the movie. I’m hoping Hateful 8 is better than Django.

    • MewLover34

      down vote

    • Jayden Leonard

      Four Rooms was actually a joint op by Tarantino, Allison Anders, Alexandre Rockwell & Robert Rodriguez, so I don’t call it a true Tarantino flick. For those, to me, he hasn’t made any all-out s**tpiles, but my worst is still easily Death Proof, which was still decent, but not too much over that. Not to mention he got outshone by Rodriguez with Planet Terror. That’s it, everything else he’s done is either awesome or fairly close in my books. And Hateful Eight’s no different.

      Whoo! Knew that was kinda long, sorry bout that.

    • David Wilkinson

      It’s not. If you didn’t like Django you’ll HATE the Hateful 8. I’ve seen both btw.

      • Fvktaquito83

        I didn’t hate Django; but when he got captured again at the end I’m like really? It dragged way too long. I also think Jamie foxx was miscast(overrated in the movie). It was still a good movie; but I mean Pulp and Jackie are classics. Was hateful 8 good? People are saying it’s the worst tarintino movie; if they’re surprises in the film, count me in!

        • David Wilkinson

          No Hateful 8 wasn’t good. First two hours of the road show version was boring, second hour was typical Tarantino violence…nothing new. Save your money.

  • SanityClause

    I suppose I like Tarantino as much as most people, but Django was absolutely god-awful. As with all of his movies, it rates high on the over-the-top-gross-violence scale. Unlike his best movies, it does so without an even remotely plausible plot.

    • MewLover34

      Django is a masterpiece, just as good, if not better than Basterds. Not to mention his funniest movie by a mile. If this movie has the same humor as that, it too will rank right near the top of his filmography for me.

      • Relf

        Hahaha, a masterpiece. Watch some more films sonny

        • MewLover34

          So yeah, you created an account just to shit on Tarantino. I’m gonna go ahead and not take you serious, k thanks bye.

          • Relf

            The truth hurts, I know

          • Siran

            Why would it hurt ??? Are you a child ?

    • Jayden Leonard

      No, sorry, but that’s invalid to me. Django Unchained was one of the best of 2012 and most of everyone agrees. I’ve seen it, and it actually sounds more like you’re describing the last Resident Evil movie than anything else.

  • Bret Osborne

    I’ll still take the Pepsi challenge that as a whole Jackie Brown is Tarantino’s best movie.

    • NickMain

      Are you suggesting that, blindfolded, Jackie Brown is the best Tarantino movie? Because if so, I think I agree with you.

      “a-CROSS a hundred and tenth streeet…”

  • Shut up, Jeremy

    inglorious basterds is his best film imo and i don’t care what anyone says. Pulp Fiction is a close second though

  • Relf

    The most overrated director in the history of cinema

    • Jayden Leonard

      Different strokes, different folks. But mine’s easily David O. Russell, mostly the stuff he’s been doing since The Fighter, although Silver Linings was pretty decent.

      • Farty Fartsalot

        I wonder what Russell’s going to do once he alienates Cooper, Lawrence & De Niro.

    • David Wilkinson

      Disagree. Have you seen the list of Francis Ford Copolla’s films? Yes he’s directed some of the greatest American films of all time (Godfathers 1 & 2 and Apocalypse Now) but they are far outweighed by the stinkers (ex:Twixt) and mediocre (ex:The Rainmaker) ones he’s directed. There are many more examples on IMDB.

      • Edog

        Have you seen The Conversation?

        • David Wilkinson

          A long time ago. Excellent movie. Even if you include that in the list of his greats his non-greats are still too numerous.

      • Farty Fartsalot

        You didn’t like “Jack”? Haha

      • Relf

        True, Coppola has directed some turds during this career. But someone who has made ‘the Godfather Part I & II’, ‘Apocalypse Now’ and ‘the Conversation’ is not overrated, despise his other films being shit. So I don’t agree with you here.

        Not even in a million years will Tarantino make a film remotely great as the Godfather, Apocalypse or the Conversation

    • Edog

      I wouldn’t say he’s overrated. I’d say he has a very distinct style and whether you like indulging in it(Pulp Fiction) or overindulging in it(Inglorious Basterds can be pretty intolerable at times for me) is all a matter of taste.

  • Fender Melman

    Robert Forster was quite good in Jackie Brown… too bad the synopsis implies he was simply a supporting actor in the film.

  • Stavros Hadjiyiannis

    Tarantino is an extremely talented filmmaker, but has not been able to to do anything as good as Pulp Fiction ever since.

    The craftsmanship and fun has mostly been there with his subsequent films, but thematically his films are becoming ever more blatant mainstream/post-modern propaganda pieces, masquerading as “subversive” or “controversial” film-making behind cartoonish violence and lots of foul language.

    He must shift his themes as well as tropes, or stop making any more movies, in my opinion.

    • crowTrobot

      Really just a pastiche of fanboy influences. He can make thrilling set pieces and witty dialogue but the whole often doesn’t add up to anything substantial.

      • Stavros Hadjiyiannis

        Not anymore no. Hateful 8 is a further move towards this relative deterioration in the quality of Tarantino’s movies. My advise to people is to skip H8, and re-watch Star Wars instead.

        • Jayden Leonard

          I’m gonna go see both, and skip Joy & Point Break.

        • Phillip J. Ramirez

          Star Wars? Really? What a terribly over-produced, over-hyped, over-marketed, corporate cash grab that was. It completely relied on nostalgia to sell the idea of Star Wars rather than BEING Star Wars. Lame characters and the plot reused story beats from all the originals (seriously, another freaking Death Star that needs to be taken out by exploiting it’s one weak spot? That’s just lazy writing).

          Hateful Eight, while not one of Tarantino’s best, has more character and purpose in the first 20 minutes than all of Episode VII.

      • David Wilkinson

        Tarantino’s dialogue doesn’t match a western for me. People just didn’t talk that way back in the west. Just watch any historical documentary and see. Just watch the Ken Burns documentary on the Civil War to see. His dialogue just takes me out of the movie completely.

        • crowTrobot

          Really? Historical accuracy isn’t the first thing I concern myself with when it comes to fiction. Believable character behavior within the confines of the world created by the storytellers is much more important.

  • Disney Studios

    I don’t know what to think about the Hateful 8 getting such bad reception. It’s literally Tarantino’s best film since Pulp Fiction.

    Perhaps this is the cop backlash that was promised? Or maybe people have no idea what a Spaghetti Western is anymore.

    • Vangogh

      Maybe doing homage to B movies simply creates a B movie.

  • David Tomasello

    R. Dogs was brilliant -I’ll go with that- Pulp was my close second.

  • Baaska Ulziibileg

    I loved Christoph Waltz such an amazing actor, Oscar well deserved!!!

  • Farty Fartsalot

    Is “The Hateful Eight” as good as “Django Unchained”?

    • icetraders

      Django was much better. Hateful is just ok, it’s an hour to long.

  • Charleysthebest

    Loved Basterds and PF. Hated Django because it lacked the suspense of the former or the humor of the latter. Scared to see H8. Should I?

  • MontyCircus

    Or, using each film’s average rating score (out of 10):

    9.1 Pulp Fiction
    8.8 Reservoir Dogs
    8.0 Django Unchained
    7.8 Inglourious Basterds
    7.7 Kill Bill: Volume 1
    7.7 Kill Bill Volume 2
    7.4 The Hateful Eight
    7.4 Jackie Brown
    5.8 Death Proof
    3.5 Four Rooms

  • Matt Mounsey

    True Romance. May have been directed by Tony Scott, but still Tarantino’s best ideas and great homage to Badlands.

  • I don’t quite understand why The Hateful Eight has a lower rating than the majority of Tarantino’s movies.I believe that , overall , is the best of his movies , judging from all the angles (backgrounds , script , directing , violence , soundtrack , acting , etc.) – even if my all time favourite is Pulp Fiction.

  • Jayakrishnan Rajagopalan

    Django Unchained and Reservoir Dogs are the best works of the director, among them, I would say Django is slightly better because it has Christoph Waltz in it.

  • Смотрящий

    Hateful 8 is boring really. Tarantino made brilliant comeback after that dead proof ridiculous thing, but that was it – downfall from there on.