Quentin Tarantino's Death Proof

Quentin Tarantino's Death Proof

Blu-ray Disc - 2008
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Stuntman Mike is a former Hollywood stunt race car driver who targets and kills women with his 'death-proof' stunt car. Mike surfaces in Austin and targets a group of women. Then Mike surfaces in Tennessee where he randomly picks another another group of women to stalk. All of them work in the motion picture business. However, the second set of girls proves more though to get, and because of a combination of bad luck and Mike's carelessness, the girls decide to turn the tables on their tormentor for revenge of their own.

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jstabrawa
Jun 03, 2017

skanks in cars.....it doesn't get any better !!!

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cpowell19
Oct 29, 2015

Don't like Kurt Russell? The horror! This is my favorite Tarantino film with Django Unchained being second. I much prefer the first half with that killer jukebox to the second half though.

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stewartf82
Sep 16, 2015

Sure, lots of Tarantino showing us how clever he is with his dialogue, but the action more than makes up for it and you wouldn't get quite the payoff from the end of the second half without all that set up. Can't believe I avoided this film so long just because I don't like Kurt Russell.

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Isley
Jun 25, 2014

Tarantino’s dialogue is way too cloyingly self aware to sustain an entire movie, but that is just what he tries to do with this one. The film only really takes off for the two action scenes, but they are, unfortunately, too sadistically immature to really work.

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Ron@Ottawa
Apr 16, 2014

One of the lesser, but still violent, films from Tarantino. Plenty of girl talks, in a bar or inside a car. You got to put up with that. The psychopath played by Kurt Russell was believable. An OK watch if you are a fan.

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britprincess1
Jan 15, 2014

I love Zoe Bell in this film, but poor Mary Elizabeth Winstead! Truly, this film plays out like a cheap flick, slapped together in a hurry to be a drive-in double feature. It seems like a seventies B-movie with scratch lines running through it and conveniently placed missing reels. And that's just fine, because that is exactly what Tarantino intended it to be. Now, that being said, I would not say this is even close to Tarantino's best. But for what it is -- cheesy, fun, a little bit quirky, and, of course, chock-a-block full of that special brand of off-the-wall Tarantino-esque violence -- I enjoy it. I purchased the non-director's cut Blu-ray double feature, including both Tarantino's DEATH PROOF and Robert Rodriguez's PLANET TERROR, but I would recommend that these films be seen with the director's cut. The film is more complete that way, but again, still flawed. DEATH PROOF itself is a bit of a slow burn, all leading up to an intense final scene that lasts about fifteen minutes. Everything else before it -- the chit-chat in the car and in the bar and in the cafe -- is all just lead-up. For some, they just don't have the patience and will quit this film before Sidney Poitier's daughter recites her silly little poem (about 10 minutes in, FYI). However, for those who can wait, that final scene is worth it. It's necessary to have that burn to appreciate the fire it produces at the end. Again, Zoe (the Kiwi stuntwoman who worked as Lucy Lawless's double for XENA: THE WARRIOR PRINCESS, and then as Uma Thurman's double for Tarantino's very own KILL BILL) was delightful. It's a shame she hasn't had more roles since; I enjoyed her bubbly daredevil personality and I'm sure it could be used to the advantage of many a Hollywood director. In conclusion, I'm convinced that DEATH PROOF is a fifty-fifty film: you will love it or you will hate it and shut it off nearly instantly. For me, though, it's delightful, a glee-inducing revenge fantasy that takes schadenfreude to the next level. For that, I'll recommend it.

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22950006357453
Dec 29, 2013

get the idea that this movie was made to kickstart the carreer of zoe bell ; the stuntwoman that QT was banging

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jimg2000
Mar 03, 2013

One of those far-out hair-raising yet fun-creative movie written by Quentin Tarantino, directed by Quentin Tarantino and appearances by Quentin Tarantino. The slow motion special effects in between the two halves is worth watching in "slower" motion -- amazing!

Octobeur1 Feb 04, 2013

Great movie!

lasertravis Jan 01, 2013

Tarantino's worst movie. It is, however, still a very entertaining and watchable movie. Done in "grindhouse" fashion but still has quite a bit of the usual interesting characters and dialogue of a Tarantino flick. The few scenes of violence are graphic. Although I have a lot of respect for the stunt driving and the filming of the long chase scene, it wasn't really my cup of tea. Everything not chase scene was pretty much what I enjoyed.

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Ron@Ottawa
Apr 16, 2014

Violence: A couple of gory scenes, done in slo-mo, of the human body subjected to a hi-speed head-on collision, including a limb flying off into the air.

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