• Kill Bill: Vol. 1 (2003)

Kill Bill: Vol. 1

Release Date: October 10th, 2003

DVD Release Date: April 13th, 2004

R |1 hr 50 min

Plot Summary

A former assassin, known simply as The Bride (Uma Thurman), wakes from a coma four years after her jealous ex-lover Bill (David Carradine) attempts to murder her on her wedding day. Fueled by an insatiable desire for revenge, she vows to get even with every person who contributed to the loss of her unborn child, her entire wedding party, and four years of her life. After devising a hit list, The Bride sets off on her quest, enduring unspeakable injury and unscrupulous enemies.

Cast: Uma Thurman, Lucy Liu, Vivica A. Fox, Michael Madsen, Daryl Hannah, David Carradine, Sonny Chiba, Chiaki Kuriyama

Director: Quentin Tarantino

Genres: Action , Martial Arts

Production Co: A Band Apart

Distributors: Miramax Films

Keywords: Quest, Hospital, Rise, Murder, 2000s, Pursuit, Revenge, House

Ratings & Reviews

  • 70
    Kirk HoneycuttThe Hollywood Reporter

    Is Kill Bill a homage to great Asian action movies? Yes. Is Tarantino trying to outdo his cherished masters (on a budget that dwarfs their films)? Of course. Is there any other point of any of this? Let's see "Vol. 2." show more

  • 100
    Wesley MorrisBoston Globe

    The worst thing about the first Quentin Tarantino picture in five years is that after 93 minutes of some of the most luscious violence and spellbinding storytelling you're likely to see this year, Kill Bill ends. show more

  • 100
    Roger EbertChicago Sun-Times

    Kill Bill: Volume 1 shows Quentin Tarantino so effortlessly and brilliantly in command of his technique that he reminds me of a virtuoso violinist racing through "Flight of the Bumble Bee" -- or maybe an accordion prodigy setting a speed record for "Lady of Spain." show more

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Awards

Nominated Best Performance By an Actress in a Motion Picture - Drama
Nominated Anthony Asquith Award for Original Film Music
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (2004)
Nominated Sound
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (2004)
Nominated Editing
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (2004)
Nominated Actress in a Leading Role
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (2004)
Nominated Achievement in Special Visual Effects
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (2004)