With this thrilling, must-see movie event, writer and director Quentin Tarantino completes the action-packed quest for revenge begun by The Bride (Uma Thurman) in Kill Bill Vol. 1 ! Having already crossed two names from her Death List, The Bride is back with a vengeance and taking aim at Budd (Michael Madsen) and Elle Driver (Daryl Hannah), the only survivors from the squad of assassins who betrayed her four years earlier. It's all leading up to the ultimate confrontation with Bill (David Carradine), The Bride's former master and the man who ordered her execution! As the acclaimed follow-up to the instant classic Vol.1 - you know all about the unlimited action and humour, but until you've seen Kill Bill Vol. 2 you only know half the story!
The second and final volume in Quentin Tarantino's KILL BILL series is another stylish, sprawling masterwork. VOLUME 2 picks up where the first film left off, as The Bride (Uma Thurman) resumes her quest to track down her former mentor, Bill (David Carradine), and exact revenge. But before she gets to Bill, she must first take out the remaining minions who helped to slaughter her best friends and fiancé. First up is Budd (Michael Madsen), a quiet but dangerous country boy who lives in a trailer. Next is Elle Driver (Darryl Hannah), a one-eyed vixen who doesn't appear to have a heart--or a conscience. As The Bride makes her way closer to Bill, scenes from her past are revisited, including her training with the angry and brutal Pai Mei (Gordon Liu). Finally, The Bride locates her man, sparking a truly unforgettable confrontation. ^In contrast to the nearly dialogue-free first volume, VOLUME 2 is filled with extended conversations that bring the story full circle. Thurman is once again riveting as the determined assassin, while Carradine delivers one of his best performances ever as the sadistic title character. Director of photography Robert Richardson uses a variety of film stocks to great effect, adding even more flair to Tarantino's already eye-popping vision. Rounding out things is an electrifying soundtrack that features original music from The RZA and Robert Rodriguez, as well as songs from Shivaree, Ennio Morricone, and Johnny Cash.
"[W]ith VOL. 2, the erudition of Tarantino's audacious and triumphant project pays off emotionally." p.56
New York Times
"[T]he most voluptuous comic-book movie ever made?.It is rich, substantial and sustained, yet also greasy kids' stuff, a wrapper filled with an extra large order of chili fries, stained with ketchup, salt and cheese." 04/16/2004 p.E1
Los Angeles Times
"An adrenaline shot to the movie heart, soul and mind, Quentin Tarantino's KILL BILL VOL. 2 is a blast of pure pop pleasure." 04/16/2004 p.C1
"[M]ore widescreen-languorous and even contemplative. In fact, the spirit of Sergio Leone must be bowing its head in pride at 2's transparent homage..." 04/16/2004 p.7E
"[A]n exuberant celebration of moviemaking, coasting with heedless joy from one audacious chapter to another..." 04/16/2004 p.31
"Uma 'n' Keith share enough sassy lines and high-kicking homicides to hold you..." 09/01/2004 p.136