Rating the Films: Quentin Tarantino

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Tarantino has created a parallel universe where things are people speak magnificently, act violently, and are really archetypal characters. His relatively sparse output tends to make his films extremely well polished. Here’s how his films rate.

I've rated the films from a zero (horrible!) to four (wonderful!) star scale, with the links going to my reviews. As usual, I've only included films I've seen.

Would you consider True Romance a Tarantino film? It was Produced by Samuel Hadida, Steve Perry and Bill Unger and Directed by Tony Scott. The screenplay was written by Quentin Tarantino. At any rate, I give it ****. Pulp Fiction, and True Romance are two of my top five movies.

I'm really ambivalent on True Romance. I really wanted to like it, and there are some stellar scenes, but somehow it never connected with me. I think Tarantino would have been better off directing it himself. I think his directorial style would have put this over the top.

To answer your question, I don't consider it his film, although it is the same universe (since he wrote it).

I'm digging this series, ash_campbell. Could I possibly put in a request? I wanna see "Rating the Films: Howard Hawks."

Sure. Ask and you shall receive.