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Grindhouse (2007)



Critic Consensus: Grindhouse delivers exhilarating exploitation fare with wit and panache, improving upon its source material with feral intelligence.

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Kill Bill director Quentin Tarantino and Sin City director Robert Rodriguez join forces to offer a cinematic tribute to the blood-soaked exploitation epics of yesteryear with this hyper-violent coupling of two full-length features punctuated by a collection of outrageous trailers. The first segment, directed by Rodriguez and entitled Planet Terror, details the violent struggle between a ravenous army of zombie-like humanoids who have taken control of the planet and the remaining survivors who refuse to go down without a fight. Freddy Rodriguez, Naveen Andrews, and Rose McGowan headline a cast that also includes Marley Shelton, Michael Biehn, Josh Brolin, Bruce Willis, and Tom Savini. In Death Proof -- director Tarantino's take on such peddle-to-the-metal shockers as White Line Fever -- Kurt Russell stars as an engine-revving psychopath who prefers to take out his beautiful victims at 200 mph. With a list of potential roadkill candidates that includes Rose McGowan, Jordan Ladd, Rosario Dawson, and Vanessa Ferlito, Death Proof takes viewers on an adrenaline-infused drive that's as sexy as it is shocking. Its tantalizing title borrowed from the term frequently used to describe the seedy, 1970s-era inner-city movie theaters that screened excessive, low-budget independent films containing copious amounts of violence and nudity as a means of offering counter-programming to the decidedly more restrained big-budget studio films, Grindhouse takes its love for these unabashedly sleazy efforts one step further by offering a jaw-dropping collection of fake exploitation trailers from such directors as Rob Zombie, Eli Roth, and Edgar Wright. ~ Jason Buchanan, Rovi

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Rose McGowan
as Cherry Darling/Pam
Kurt Russell
as Stunt Man Mike
Rosario Dawson
as Abernathy
Josh Brolin
as Dr. William Block
Marley Shelton
as Dr. Dakota Block
Michael Biehn
as Sheriff Hague
Bruce Willis
as Lt. Muldoon
Michael Parks
as Earl McGraw
as Tammy
Jerili Romeo
as Ramona McGraw
Tom Savini
as Deputy Tolo
Rebel Rodriguez
as Tony Block
Carlos Gallardo
as Deputy Carlos
Quentin Tarantino
as Rapist No.1
Electra Avellan
as Babysitter Twin No. 1
Elise Avellan
as Babysitter Twin No. 2
Greg Kelly
as Rapist No. 2
Hung Nguyen
as Dr. Crane
Cecilia Conti
as Paramedic No. 1
Tommy Nix
as Paramedic No. 2
Troy Robinson
as Soldier No. 1
Derek Southers
as Soldier No. 2
Felix Sabates
as Dr. Felix
Johnny Reno
as Sax Survivor
Danny Trejo
as Machete
Cheech Marin
as Padre Benicio Del Toro
Eli Roth
as Dov/Tucker
Monica Staggs
as Lanna Frank
Nicolas Cage
as Fu Manchu
Udo Kier
as Franz Hess
Matthew MacFadyen
as Hatchet Victim
Will Arnett
as Announcer
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Critic Reviews for Grindhouse

All Critics (196) | Top Critics (50)

Grindhouse is both impressive and disappointing. From a technical and craft point of view it is first-rate; from its standing in the canon of the two directors, it is minor.

October 26, 2007 | Rating: 2.5/4 | Full Review…

The whole thing runs a bit over three hours, goes by swiftly, contains countless film references and includes hilarious fake trailers.

April 9, 2007

A rowdy jolt of quasi-nostalgic escapism.

April 9, 2007 | Rating: 3/4

Shocking gore. Excessive violence. Gratuitous nudity. Exploding pustules. Hey, maybe your childhood was different than mine.

April 9, 2007 | Rating: 3.5/4 | Full Review…

A weaponized adrenaline rush.

April 9, 2007 | Rating: 3/4 | Full Review…

RR and QT do an excellent job of simulating the content of grindhouse offerings, but they don't simulate the experience or the giddy kick.

April 9, 2007

Audience Reviews for Grindhouse

Top 20 of all-time.

Matt Goodman
Matt Goodman

Super Reviewer

Loved the movie as a whole; the blend of Rodriguez and Tarantino go hand in hand with each other. It really doesn't seem like it's longer than 3 hours at goes by in a flash. The acting was good, both plots were original, and the killing/blood scenes were on point as usual with Tarantino. This movie is different from anything you've probably seen before, and it uses that freshness to its advantage.

Eric Alvarez
Eric Alvarez

Super Reviewer


Concept > Execution

Kevin Cookman
Kevin Cookman

Super Reviewer

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