- Rated: R
- Run Time: 2 hours, 34 minutes
- Video: Color
- Released: April 15, 2011
- Originally Released: 1994
- Label: Miramax Lionsgate
- Encoding: Region 1 (USA & Canada)
- Aspect Ratio: Widescreen
- Dolby Digital 5.1 - English, French
- Dolby Digital Surround - English, French
- DTS - English, French
- Subtitles - Spanish
Performers, Cast and Crew:
Samuel L. Jackson &
Maria De Medeiros,
Steve Buscemi &
Roger Avary &
Director of Photography:
Executive Production by
Michael Shamberg &
Memorable Quotes and Dialog:
"Oh, I'm sorry. Did I break your concentration'"
- Jules (Samuel L. Jackson) to a young, would-be victim (Frank Whaley) after firing a pistol near him
Academy Awards 1994 -
Best Original Screenplay: Quentin Tarantino & Roger Avary
Cannes 1994 -
Rolling Stone - 10/06/1994
"...PULP FICTION is ferocious fun....154 deliciously lurid minutes..."
Entertainment Weekly - 04/01/2000
Ranked #4 in Entertainment Weekly's "10 Favorite Films of the '90s" - "...Mod and merry....[An] achievement..."
Sight and Sound - 11/01/1994
"...A remarkable achievement...Stylishly shot in neo-cartoon style, with massive, distorting close-ups offset by attractively angled shots..."
New York Times - 09/23/1994
"...[Tarantino] has come up with a work of such depth, wit and blazing originality that it places him in the front ranks of American film makers..."
Variety - 05/23/1994
"A spectacularly entertaining piece of pop culture....[The] performances are sensational..."
Film Comment - 07/01/1994
"...In stunning fashion, Tarantino fulfills the promise of RESERVOIR DOGS. The film looks great and moves at a gallop..."
Los Angeles Times - 10/14/1994
"...Jackson gives a strong performance..."
Chicago Sun-Times - 10/14/1994
"...If the situations are inventive and original, so is the dialogue..."
Premiere - 12/01/2003
"Quentin Tarantino's ode to the gangster life hit Hollywood like a bullet to the underbelly....[T]he movie forever altered the aesthetic of cool..."
Wall Street Journal - 08/21/2009
"[A] self-reflexive postmodern black comedy of thugs and lugs, kingpins and common criminals, rampage and redemption."
Quentin Tarantino's blockbuster follow-up to RESERVOIR DOGS is a breathtaking tribute to old dime store novels about small time hoods and dangerous criminals, and a lot of what they do between jobs. It features deftly woven plotlines, creating a mythic Los Angeles underworld of drug dealers, molls, affable hitmen, restaurant-robbing lovers, and a boxer out to scam the mob on his last professional bout. This is the film that put John Travolta back on the map as a major box-office draw in the '90s and officially established Samuel L. Jackson as a superstar. It also inspired a seemingly endless slew of imitators.
Black Comedy |
Character Study |
Essential Cinema |
Los Angeles, California |
Organized Crime |
Scams And Cons |
Substance Abuse |
- PULP FICTION is number 95 on the American Film Institute's list of America's 100 Greatest Movies.
- PULP FICTION grossed $9.3 million the first weekend it opened. It took $8 million to produce.
- The film shoot took approximately 500 days.
- Jack Rabbit Slim's took 75 people, nine weeks and $75,000 to build. The restaurant was based on diners in the movies SPEEDWAY, RED LINE 7000, AMERICAN GRAFFITI, and GREASE.
- Uma Thurman (Mia Wallace) is the daughter of the first American to be ordained a Buddhist monk. She was named after the Hindu bestower of blessings.