Although Kill Bill 1 knocks it out of the park in terms of acting and editing, it by far “kills it” in terms of recounting the story of vengeful Beatrice looking to slay those who tried to kill her.
Uma Thurman and Quentin Tarantino definitely make one fantastic cinematic duo, and Thurman delivers Tarantino’s non-linear narrative spectacularly. The segmented story, written by Tarantino himself, keeps us on our toes for a full 1h 52 minutes.
One of the best revenge movies ever made, Kill Bill 1 is full of bloody violence but it isn’t disgusting. On the contrary, what is supposed to be one of the most disturbing scenes with Beatrice fighting Oren Ishii is turned into an image with a blue night sky, snow flakes and a bamboo water fountain, almost creating a sense of serenity while at the same time making our hair stand on end.
Although Tarantino often explores a sadistic side of the human psyche in his movies, the storytelling in Kill Bill 1 takes the low and extremely raw subject matter to the new unprecedented heights.