Grindhouse

Grindhouse

Grindhouse

Hear ye movie geeks. Tarantino & Rodriguez tag team up for a cinematic ode to the blood-soaked exploitation epics of the 70s/80s - in the form of a double feature, two 60 minute features.

Rodriguez directs Planet Terror, chronicles the violent struggle between a ravenous army of zombies who taken over, and the remaining survivors who refuse to succumb. Tarantino directs Death Proof, with Kurt Russell as an engine-revving psychopath who has a penchant for hit and runs.

The name 'Grindhouse' comes from a term to describe inner city cinemas in the 70s that showed low-budget independent films which, more often than not, was packed full of nudity & violence to offer something different from Hollywood fare. The influence of such a culture is obvious on the filmmakers and this, it seems, is their unashamed tribute.

2007Rating: R18191 minsUSA
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Reviews & comments

Cult Cheese Class

It's a case of love or hate it with Tarantino & Rodriguez's GRINDHOUSE. Rodriguez's PLANET TERROR is easily the best of the two (a cheesy homage to naff 70s horror movies, complete with missing reel, scratches, pops and even a Bruce Willis zombie cameo! I loved it. This will appeal to all those who, like me, found EVIL DEAD 2 to be one of the funniest...

4.0
0

Just release the damn movie already

I don't care if this is released as six different movies, one for each act. I'll be disgusted if it doesn't get a theatrical release. I'll write to my MP!

5.0
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Village Voice

Village Voice

press

This monumentally pointless movie is best summarized by a line from Planet Terror: "At some point in your life, you find a use for every useless talent you have." Rodriguez, Tarantino, and Co. aim for nothing more noble than to freak the funk, and it's about godd--- time. Go wasted, go stoned, go without your parents' permission. In paying homage to an obsolete form of movie culture, Grindhouse delivers a dropkick to ours...

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Variety

Variety

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Planet Terror delivers only momentary kicks...while Tarantino's Death Proof is a juicy, delicious treat, its pleasures stem much less from the play with genre conventions than from great dialogue and electric performances...

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Hollywood Reporter

Hollywood Reporter

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

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Rolling Stone

Rolling Stone

press

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

3.0
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Los Angeles Times

Los Angeles Times

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A fascinating exercise in genre reinvention, a showcase for two radically different approaches to homage....

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Film Threat

Film Threat

press

The only criticism that seems to merit any real discussion is whether directors Robert Rodriguez and Quentin Tarantino actually did make real grindhouse-style fare. To whit, I can easily say: yes, they not only made two on-point grindhouse films, they did them to painful perfection...

4.0
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Village Voice

Village Voice

press

This monumentally pointless movie is best summarized by a line from Planet Terror: "At some point in your life, you find a use for every useless talent you have." Rodriguez, Tarantino, and Co. aim for nothing more noble than to freak the funk, and it's about godd--- time. Go wasted, go stoned, go without your parents' permission. In paying homage to an obsolete form of movie culture, Grindhouse delivers a dropkick to ours...

0
Variety

Variety

press

Planet Terror delivers only momentary kicks...while Tarantino's Death Proof is a juicy, delicious treat, its pleasures stem much less from the play with genre conventions than from great dialogue and electric performances...

0
Hollywood Reporter

Hollywood Reporter

press

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

0
Rolling Stone

Rolling Stone

press

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

3.0
0
Los Angeles Times

Los Angeles Times

press

A fascinating exercise in genre reinvention, a showcase for two radically different approaches to homage....

0
Film Threat

Film Threat

press

The only criticism that seems to merit any real discussion is whether directors Robert Rodriguez and Quentin Tarantino actually did make real grindhouse-style fare. To whit, I can easily say: yes, they not only made two on-point grindhouse films, they did them to painful perfection...

4.0
0

Cult Cheese Class

It's a case of love or hate it with Tarantino & Rodriguez's GRINDHOUSE. Rodriguez's PLANET TERROR is easily the best of the two (a cheesy homage to naff 70s horror movies, complete with missing reel, scratches, pops and even a Bruce Willis zombie cameo! I loved it. This will appeal to all those who, like me, found EVIL DEAD 2 to be one of the funniest...

4.0
0

Just release the damn movie already

I don't care if this is released as six different movies, one for each act. I'll be disgusted if it doesn't get a theatrical release. I'll write to my MP!

5.0
0