Pulp Fiction review

A righteous re-release...

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Still feeling so box-fresh, it’s hard to believe it’s 20 years since Quentin Tarantino followed debut Reservoir Dogs with this Big Kahuna of a movie.

A triple-decker LA crime-tale, with “a bunch of gangsters doin’ a bunch of gangster shit”, as Samuel L. Jackson’s hitman puts it, QT gave the genre an adrenaline shot bigger even than the one John Travolta plunges into Uma Thurman.

Twisted, kinky, bizarre – and that’s just the scene with The Gimp – even Quentin’s gourmet coffeemaking cameo doesn’t derail this pop culture classic. Now where did we put our gold watch?

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James Mottram is a freelance film journalist, author of books that dive deep into films like Die Hard and Tenet, and a regular guest on the Total Film podcast. You'll find his writings on GamesRadar+ and Total Film, and in newspapers and magazines from across the world like The Times, The Independent, The i, Metro, The National, Marie Claire, and MindFood.