A deranged stuntman stalks his victims from the safety of his killer car, but when he picks on the wrong group of badass babes, all bets are off in an adrenaline-pumping, high speed, white-knuckle automotive duel of ep... more »ic proportions, where anything can happen.« less
Chad B. (abrnt1) from CABERY, IL Reviewed on 3/20/2011...
This film is interesting. It follows the basic concepts of a slasher film for the first half. Kurt Russell plays a psycho who enjoys killing people with his car. He's a stuntman and has made his car "death proof" allowing his to survive almost any type of car crash one could imagine (making a car death proof is something real stuntmen do). He meets his match when he targets the wrong group of women. Turns out he's going after 2 female stunt performers. Not what you would expect. Part of Grindhouse.
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Michele S. from MORENCI, MI Reviewed on 7/28/2010...
Good action movie.
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Jason G. (DVDominator) from SAINT LOUIS, MO Reviewed on 7/8/2010...
Tarantino strikes again! I've always called the man a genius. You see his short list of films and there's no denying that he can produce some quality entertainment. Deathproof follows that path of ingenuity. A well-balanced picture that provides strength of characters, powerful action sequences, the Tarantino dialogue, and revolutionized cinematography.
The movie is made with a 1970's Grindhouse direction. An homage to the days of yore when pictures were made on the cheap yet still created a passionate fan base through their authenticity. Tarantino paid much due respect to the style with scratchy production at times and scenes that abruptly end in mid-sentence. It was fascinating and can be appreciated by those who understand the genre. A true example of QT's ways. Another great example is Kill Bill. Unbelievable film. Let me continue. With the Grindhouse feel in Deathproof, I do wish he would have incorporated it into the production with more frequency. He drifted away as the movie reached it's later scenes but the strength of the film stayed.
The lengthy QT dialogue is there and, if you're not into long, respectable, and thought-provoking conversations, then you won't enjoy the scenes between the action. Just remember that it's Grindhouse meets tough gals meets Tarantino meets crazy Kurt Russell meets memorable car chase meets explosive ending and you'll make it through to the end with a greater appreciation for one's passion and how to portray that when you create a film.
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Pamela G. (pamgram1) from CHAFFEE, MO Reviewed on 5/5/2010...
Honestly, I only requested this because of Kurt Russell and Quentin Tarantino. Kurt Russell is the perfect mean crazy man! I agree with James it is a little boring in sections. The death scenes and his (Kurt Russell)Stuntman Mike's first kill in his passenger seat is too real to believe. You just know when she gets in his car that something bad is going to happen. Then the first kill with his car is shown with several different views and very graphic. But, you did wonder how the girls got hurt in that wreck and it does show you all of them getting killed. Then finally he gets his come up pence when he picks the wrong girls to try to kill. The last hour will not let you leave your seat and the stunts and driving of the cars are great! Such wonderful muscle cars! Another perfect Grind House Production.
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James B. (wandersoul73) from LINDALE, TX Reviewed on 6/18/2009...
Somewhat boring at first, but the last hour is killer!
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Jason C. (JJC) from NEWARK, NJ Reviewed on 2/1/2008...
I loved every second of this brilliant ode to exploitation cinema, complete with film scratches!
"Death Proof" is Tarantino's latest masterpiece, giving us his take on the slasher film, combined with the exploitation chick-power flicks. A tad more serious than it's billed predecessor, "Planet Terror," "Death Proof" surrounds Stuntman Mike (a very different and terrific Kurt Russell), who stalks, encounters and violently kills random young women with his muscle car. However, the table turns when Mike sets his evil eyes on the wrong girls who viciously retaliate. Very dialogue-heavy, but it's Tarantino dialogue-heavy and it works.
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Well made but dull
Christopher Hivner | Dallastown, PA USA | 07/26/2010
(2 out of 5 stars)
"Death Proof has a simple concept. Kurt Russell plays a stunt man who has rigged his souped-up car with roll bars and other safety devices so that during an accident it will be "death proof". He then travels the south looking for attractive young women he can terrorize and kill with said car. The movie is broken into 2 parts with Kurt stalking one group of 4 women, then starting over with another group.
Death Proof is photographed beautifully, acted well and has some interesting dialogue but overall is very boring. The only part that leaves a lasting memory is a head-on car crash shown over and over from different angles. It takes about 45 minutes to get to the crash and its over in 15 seconds. Tarantino is so enthralled with the dialogue he wrote he lets the movie meander around like it's out for a Sunday stroll which is boring to watch."