- Original title
- Running time
- 153 min.
- United States
Quentin Tarantino, Roger Avary
Samuel L. Jackson,
Maria de Medeiros,
Miramax Films / Band Apart / Jersey Films. Producer: Lawrence Bender
Thriller | Crime. Ensemble Film. Cult Movie
- Synopsis / Plot
- The film interweaves three tales, told in a circular, fractured manner, which only fully connect by the time the final credits roll. The first story focuses on Vincent Vega (John Travolta) and Jules Winnfield (Samuel L. Jackson), two hit men on duty for "the big boss," Marsellus Wallace (Ving Rhames), whose gorgeous wife, Mia (Uma Thurman), takes a liking to Vincent. In the second, a down-and-out pugilist (Bruce Willis), who is ordered to take a fall, decides that there’s more money in doing the opposite. The final chapter follows a pair of lovers (Amanda Plummer and Tim Roth) as they prepare to hold up a diner.
: Academy Awards: Oscar Best Original Screenplay. 7 Nominations
: Golden Globe: Best Screenplay. 6 Nominations
: 2 BAFTA Awards: Best Supporting Actor (L. Jackson) and Screenplay. 9 Nom.
: Cannes Film Festival: Palme d´Or (Golden Palm) - Best Movie
: Cesar Awards: Nominated for Best Foreign Language Picture
: David di Donatello Awards: Best Foreign Film and Actor (Travolta). 3 Nom.
: National Board of Review: Best Film (ex-aequo)
: New York Film Critics Circle: Best director and Best Screenplay. 5 Nom.
: Los Angeles Film Critics Awards: Best Film, Director, Actor and Screenplay
: Independent Spirit Awards: Best Film, Director, Actor & Screenplay. 5 Nominations
: Producers Guild Awards (PGA): Nominated for Best Film
: Directors Guild of America (DGA): Nominated for Best Director
: Screen Actors Guild (SAG): Nom. Best Actor (Travolta), Sup. Actor (Jackson) & Sup. Actress (Thurman)
1994: Chicago Film Critics Awards: Best Director and Best Screenplay
- Critics' reviews
"Like 'Citizen Kane', 'Pulp Fiction' is constructed in such a nonlinear way that you could see it a dozen times and not be able to remember what comes next"
Roger Ebert: Chicago Sun-Times
"It is an exhilaration from beginning to end. It's the movie equivalent of that rare sort of novel where you find yourself checking to see how many pages are left and hoping there are more, not fewer"
Mick LaSalle: San Francisco Chronicle
"'Pulp Fiction' isn't just funny'. It's outrageously funny"
Michael Wilmington: Chicago Tribune
"For a brutal black comedy about L.A. hitmen, 'Pulp Fiction' bursts out of its binding with loopy delights"
Mike Clark: USA Today
"It towers over the year's other movies as majestically and menacingly as a gang lord at a preschool"
Richard Corliss: Time
"The architecture of 'Pulp Fiction' may look skewed and strained, but the decoration is a lot of fun"
Anthony Lane: The New Yorker
"Some sequences (...) have the uncomfortable feeling of creative desperation, of someone who's afraid of losing his reputation scrambling for any way to offend sensibilities"
Kenneth Turan: Los Angeles Times
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