Total Film - 10/01/2007 4 stars out of 5 -- "DEATH PROOF is an utter blast: sexy, spunky and uproarious."
Rolling Stone - 09/20/2007 3.5 stars out of 4 --- "One of QT's most beautiful films also includes a soundtrack of rare gems."
Uncut - 10/01/2007 4 stars out of 5 -- "[T]he overall effect is quietly subversive. It is Tarantino's first art movie."
Empire - 10/01/2007 4 stars out of 5 -- "DEATH PROOF is a berserk and memorable thrill ride....Tarantino switches to action mode, building to a white-knuckle cat-and-mouse chase that barnstorms to a climax."
New York Times - 09/21/2007 3.5 stars out of 4 -- "[S]uperior....The theatrically deleted lap-dance scene turns out to be a classic."
Entertainment Weekly - 09/28/2007
"DEATH PROOF kicks into overdrive. The crash and chase scenes are thrilling..."
Ultimate DVD - 11/23/2007 5 stars out of 5 -- "[The] well-placed soundtrack, enthusiastic direction and intelligent homage to cinema past combine to make a perfect slice of pulp fiction."
Master director Quentin Tarantino (PULP FICTION) indulges his inner fanboy by paying homage to his favorite B-movies in DEATH PROOF. Stuntman Mike (Kurt Russell) stalks beautiful women with his deadly vintage car, but when he picks a trio of tough girls (Rosario Dawson, Tracie Thoms, and Zoe Bell), he learns they aren't such easy prey. As with any Tarantino film, there are plenty of nods to pop culture. Most of the scenes are deliberately short on plot development, the dialogue comes thick and fast throughout, and the film stock is often cleverly manipulated to perfectly replicate the B-movie aesthetic. DEATH PROOF was originally released as part of the GRINDHOUSE double feature with Robert Rodriguez's PLANET TERROR.
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