• 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, House, 2000s, Revenge, Pursuit, Murder

Ratings & Reviews

  • 30
    Joe MorgensternWall Street Journal

    Quentin Tarantino's Kill Bill inflicts intolerable cruelty on its characters, and on its audience -- though I'd like to believe that there is no mainstream audience for what has already been described, quite correctly, as the most violent movie ever released by an American studio.

  • 50
    Carrie RickeyPhiladelphia Inquirer

    Structurally and narratively amputated, Volume 1 retains head and guts but loses its heart and gams to the second installment. Maybe Tarantino figured that Thurman's legs, as long as the Mississippi, were sufficient to carry this half of a movie. show more

  • 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

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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)