Death Proof

DVD - 2007
Average Rating: 3.5 stars out of 5.
Death Proof
A deranged stuntman stalks his victims from the safety of his killer car, but when he picks on the wrong group of babes, all bets are off. He becomes involved in an automotive duel of epic proportions.


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Jan 02, 2015
  • allenskalicky rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

Wow...seems like a lot of so-called high brow comments is simply a great action movie.

Jun 25, 2014
  • Isley rated this: 1.5 stars out of 5.

Tarantino’s dialogue is way too cloyingly self aware to sustain an entire movie, but that is just what he tries to do with this one. The film only really takes off for the two action scenes, but they are, unfortunately, too sadistically immature to really work.

Apr 16, 2014
  • Ron@Ottawa rated this: 3.5 stars out of 5.

One of the lesser, but still violent, films from Tarantino. Plenty of girl talks, in a bar or inside a car. You got to put up with that. The psychopath played by Kurt Russell was believable. An OK watch if you are a fan.

Jan 15, 2014
  • britprincess1 rated this: 3.5 stars out of 5.

I love Zoe Bell in this film, but poor Mary Elizabeth Winstead! Truly, this film plays out like a cheap flick, slapped together in a hurry to be a drive-in double feature. It seems like a seventies B-movie with scratch lines running through it and conveniently placed missing reels. And that's just fine, because that is exactly what Tarantino intended it to be. Now, that being said, I would not say this is even close to Tarantino's best. But for what it is -- cheesy, fun, a little bit quirky, and, of course, chock-a-block full of that special brand of off-the-wall Tarantino-esque violence -- I enjoy it. I purchased the non-director's cut Blu-ray double feature, including both Tarantino's DEATH PROOF and Robert Rodriguez's PLANET TERROR, but I would recommend that these films be seen with the director's cut. The film is more complete that way, but again, still flawed. DEATH PROOF itself is a bit of a slow burn, all leading up to an intense final scene that lasts about fifteen minutes. Everything else before it -- the chit-chat in the car and in the bar and in the cafe -- is all just lead-up. For some, they just don't have the patience and will quit this film before Sidney Poitier's daughter recites her silly little poem (about 10 minutes in, FYI). However, for those who can wait, that final scene is worth it. It's necessary to have that burn to appreciate the fire it produces at the end. Again, Zoe (the Kiwi stuntwoman who worked as Lucy Lawless's double for XENA: THE WARRIOR PRINCESS, and then as Uma Thurman's double for Tarantino's very own KILL BILL) was delightful. It's a shame she hasn't had more roles since; I enjoyed her bubbly daredevil personality and I'm sure it could be used to the advantage of many a Hollywood director. In conclusion, I'm convinced that DEATH PROOF is a fifty-fifty film: you will love it or you will hate it and shut it off nearly instantly. For me, though, it's delightful, a glee-inducing revenge fantasy that takes schadenfreude to the next level. For that, I'll recommend it.

Dec 29, 2013
  • 22950006357453 rated this: 2 stars out of 5.

get the idea that this movie was made to kickstart the carreer of zoe bell ; the stuntwoman that QT was banging

Mar 03, 2013
  • jimg2000 rated this: 3.5 stars out of 5.

One of those far-out hair-raising yet fun-creative movie written by Quentin Tarantino, directed by Quentin Tarantino and appearances by Quentin Tarantino. The slow motion special effects in between the two halves is worth watching in "slower" motion -- amazing!

Feb 04, 2013
  • Octobeur1 rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

Great movie!

Jan 01, 2013
  • lasertravis rated this: 3.5 stars out of 5.

Tarantino's worst movie. It is, however, still a very entertaining and watchable movie. Done in "grindhouse" fashion but still has quite a bit of the usual interesting characters and dialogue of a Tarantino flick. The few scenes of violence are graphic. Although I have a lot of respect for the stunt driving and the filming of the long chase scene, it wasn't really my cup of tea. Everything not chase scene was pretty much what I enjoyed.

May 31, 2012
  • aaa5756 rated this: 2 stars out of 5.

This movie was entertaining and interesting but not one of my favorite for this year. “Not too bad---good performance”. "I fast forwarded a lot but not all the way.” C+ movie

Apr 04, 2012
  • Mocha6ft3 rated this: 4.5 stars out of 5.

Ha,ha,ha,ha. While watching this movie i thought of my past traveling to 42nd street and seeing all those movies with people that smoked pot,cigarettes, dranked beer, and constantly talked back to the screen. The way this movie was edited remind of those days complete with cigarette burns and scratches on the screen. I enjoyed watching this movie on my HOMETHEATER. The best sounds are mostly with the "Death Car", as it crashes and kills it's passengers while the driver lives to drive another day. There is also a great car chase that has good sound. I also enjoyed the lovely ladies. Especially Sydney Poitier in those seriously cut up shorts, Rose McGowan, and Rosario Dawson. But all the ladies in this movie are all eye candy and the action is great. I give this movie 4 and a half stars. For action packed women, good story, and very good car chase, and Kurt Russell as the driver. Popcorn, franks on a bun, and icecream.

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Apr 16, 2014
  • Ron@Ottawa rated this: 3.5 stars out of 5.

Violence: A couple of gory scenes, done in slo-mo, of the human body subjected to a hi-speed head-on collision, including a limb flying off into the air.


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