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  • 88
    Peter Travers Rolling Stone

    By stooping low without selling out, this babes-and-bullets tour de force gets you high on movies again. show more

  • 75
    Mick LaSalle San Francisco Chronicle

    The Rodriguez segment is terrific; the Tarantino one long-winded and juvenile. show more

  • 75
    Claudia Puig USA Today

    Though it could probably use an intermission, Grindhouse is three hours of mostly campy fun. show more

  • 80
    Joe Morgenstern Wall Street Journal

    Value has been added as well -- the most thrilling car chase ever committed to film, a sequence that also shows, by cutting to the psychosexual chase, why fans embraced the tawdry genre in the first place. show more

  • 63
    Carrie Rickey Philadelphia Inquirer

    Their exhaustive tribute to hungry zombies, fast girls and faster cars is . . . exhausting, if intermittently entertaining. show more

  • 88
    Jack Mathews New York Daily News

    Critics are already comparing the two movies and largely agreeing that Tarantino?s story about a psychopathic stuntman who targets women for highway carnage is the best. I disagree. show more

  • 70
    Kirk Honeycutt The Hollywood Reporter

    If you were keeping score, it would be Quentin Tarantino 1, Robert Rodriguez 0. show more

  • 88
    Ty Burr Boston Globe

    Tarantino and Rodriguez want you to cover your eyes in disbelief and get the unholy giggles at the same time. You do, but in two very different ways, and that's the movie's strength. show more

  • 88
    Glenn Kenny Premiere

    As much as I enjoyed much of it, I hope Grindhouse doesn't start any trends. Exploitation cinema is combustible stuff that only highly trained professionals should be permitted to play with. show more

  • 75
    Michael Phillips Chicago Tribune

    Gives dumpster-divers a chance to slum in the antiseptic safety of a multiplex. (Planet Terror ** (out of four) / Death Proof ***1/2 (out of four). show more

  • May 02, 2009 Mesichkarena
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    this is my new favorite movie!!!

  • May 22, 2008 crexrun
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    it's a clever gimmick to redo the exploitation horror and chick films of the 70s, but it doesn't work as a modern day movie. Rodriguez's 1/2 was the better half. A zombie story, where those infected with a plague that sports postules all over your face, try to infect everyone else. it's grotesque, lots and lots of blood bags bursting all over the place, red flying everywhere for the full hour.Tarrantino's piece sucked in my opinion. And it didn't have to. It was a pretty cool idea, this Stuntman turned psychotic killer played by Kurt Russell. The set up was good right up until the killing spree starts to happen then the film changes course and we are stuck like glue to two awful expositional scenes where 4 girlfriends talk and talk and talk and it is so tedious...i was falling asleep. these two scenes take up 20 minutes of the movie and you learn very little except that tarrantino wants you to know that the one girl has a gun down her sock, and that the other girl is a stuntwoman, hint: they will exploit her stunt talents in a later scene...it's just awful writing, boring...the film lost me. even though the final chase is pretty cool. it took way too long to get there. tracy toms and rosario dawson i usually like both of them but they were irritating and annoying under tarrantino's lame direction. good idea, bad execution is what i have to say about tarrantino's 1/2.

  • May 22, 2008 beethovenmozart9
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    These were both fantastic films! Definately the best film I've seen in 2007

  • May 22, 2008 mdnghtsky247
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    kay this movie is great...advice to people who dont like ranchy gorey films...dont go to a terintino movie! this movie is great for people who can appricate watching gorey horror. so if your not a fan of those kind of things dont go see this. i mean thats kindof obvious by the previews. well i liked it and im glad there are still filmakers out that have to passion these two have.

  • May 22, 2008 jimall3
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    Tarantino and Rodriguez skillfully directed this movie - full of sardonic wit and well crafted references / omages to 70s horror flicks. Rose McGowan was somehow transformed into a perfect 10 as a gogo dancer who wept in the opening scene...this has routine has to be seen to believed!

  • May 22, 2008 bighankch0w
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    Did you all see the same movie I did? I found it to be one of the best movie experiences I have been to in quite some time so good in fact \nI am going to see it again the only thing I can think is that people have forgotten that real movies use to last 3 and 4 hours and had an intermission. 2 good movies by 2 excellent directors for one low price \nI have told all of my friends and coworkers to go see it.

  • May 22, 2008 rebuddle
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    This had to be the worst money I ever spent anywhere in my life, Zombie movie was decent but wasnt even close to what it could have been, And the second feature was so bad. Way to much bs dialougue and not enough action. A huge waste of film. Just goes to show you a name can sell.

  • May 22, 2008 rockin2099
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    Movie focused solely on depravity and little else. Purely for the Hostel and Saw crowd. I walked out halfway through.

  • May 22, 2008 iluvtalkies
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    Since I dont care much for zombie movies I though Planet Terror could have been 20 mins shorter and still have the same grimy, gory impact. Death Proof was a little more successful in delivering characters that viewers cared about. Both well done in their own right. Cheesy graphics and 'coming soon' features made the experience complete. Only thing that would have made it better is 3-D glasses.

  • May 22, 2008 marauderrt10
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    I LOVE this guy! He's an old MOTORCYCLE drag racer, so he knows his stuff. Inspects motorcycles quickly, and does NOT work on them. This means NO UNNECESSARY REPAIRS!!!

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