Grindhouse: Death Proof

Grindhouse Death proof Stunt Car Belts Kurt Russell, Zoë Bell, Rosario Dawson, Vanessa Ferlito, Sydney Tamiia Poitier, Tracie Thoms, Jordan Ladd, Rose McGowan, Mary Elizabeth Winstead, Quentin Tarantino, Eli Roth

Grindhouse: Death Proof. A washed up stuntman stalks and hunts sexy wimin’ in his ‘death proof’ stunt car. Part of the ‘Grindhouse’ double feature; this is given the ‘aged movie reel’ treatment – with tons of deliberately rough editing, cutting, lo-fi mono audio, scratched film, bad ADR, black/white… to make it feel like you’re watching a 70s film. It gets confusing however when people have mobile phones, and talk about CGI and Red Bull… Also, for whatever reason, this isn’t carried on through the second half of the film – making it seem even more gimmicky than it first appears. It’s ridiculously sweary – even by Tarantino standards – and boasts more leg and bum shots than a Michael Bay outing. The pacing is all over the shop – waiting 50 mins to first Final Destination style deaths, and spending most of the runtime listening to women gossiping and referencing niche pop culture in various cars and bars. For the most part, it’s not really gripping, but the action finale saves the day as stuntwoman Zoe Bell perilously navigates the bonnet of a speeding muscle car with no tricks. Despite only being in a handful of scenes Kurt Russel steals the show as an old-skool senseless maniac. Although Death Proof is a bit of a mess it remains watchable because of Tarantino’s quirks, dialogue, and the fact that you’re never really sure what’s coming up next. Definitely not his finest hour.

Score: 5.5/10

 

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7 comments
  1. Dan O. said:

    Not Tarantino’s best, but still pretty interesting nonetheless. Nice review.

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  2. Wendell said:

    I’m with you here. For me, this is pretty clearly Tarantino’s weakest effort.

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    • Paragraph Film Reviews said:

      I guess weak Tarrantino is still better than an average effort by some directors.

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  3. By far Tarantino’s worst movie. I remember being so disappointed after I walked out of the cinema when it was first released. The only saving grace is that beautiful Dodge Challenger. I have one myself (a current-gen one), and I get to pretend I’m Stuntman Mike ;)

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    • Paragraph Film Reviews said:

      HOLY SHITSNACKS: just googled the current one and they look SOOOOO BADASS. Do you just shout Archer quotes and “Wooooooh!!!” every time you fire her up?

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      • Heh. I watched that episode of Archer right before I got the car. I was considering it at the time, and I took it as a message from the universe. Mine is white with a fat red stripe running down the middle. It’s ridiculously flashy, but I get tons of compliments on it. Really fun to drive. And I still haven’t even seen Vanishing Point. I’d better correct that some day.

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        • Paragraph Film Reviews said:

          I’m sorry, I can’t hear you over the sound of my giant, throbbing erection.

          We don’t have anything remotely close to that in the UK, but probably because our roads are so terrible and windy. The few Mustangs and Challengers on the roads over here turn a lot of heads.

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