Kill Bill Vol 2

Kill Bill Vol 2

Quentin Tarantino (2004)

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Our Score
Long-winded, overly self-indulgent and talky, director Quentin Tarantino's bloated wrap-up of his bloody revenge saga is something of an anticlimax. Detailing how the Bride (Uma Thurman) tracks down Deadly Viper assassins Budd (Michael Madsen) and Elle Driver (Daryl Hannah), before facing Bill (David Carradine) and an unexpected "adversary", it's the same mix as before except less visually dynamic and with a lot more unnecessary exposition. Yet the borrowed style (chiefly from Sergio Leone), music (from Ennio Morricone's spaghetti westerns), characters (kung fu master Pai Mei from the Shaw Brothers' movies), props (Carradine dusts off the instrument he played in The Silent Flute), and all the usual obscure genre references still make this compressed exploitation-cinema history lesson into a buff treat. The martial arts action may pack a less gory punch than Vol 1, but there's still plenty here to shock. One single condensed movie would doubtless have sufficed, but then we wouldn't have had the earlier gem to this minor companion piece.


Hitwoman the Bride continues her relentless quest to exact revenge on the group responsible for trying to kill her. Two more of the Deadly Viper Assassination Squad stand in her way before she can face-off against her mysterious mentor Bill. However, she has yet to realise that he has one last surprise waiting for her. Thriller sequel, starring Uma Thurman, David Carradine, Daryl Hannah and Michael Madsen.

Cast & Crew

Beatrix Kiddo / The Bride / "Black Mamba" / Mommy Uma Thurman
Bill / "Snake Charmer" David Carradine
Elle Driver / "California Mountain Snake" Daryl Hannah
Budd / "Sidewinder" Michael Madsen
Earl McGraw / Esteban Vihaio MIchael Parks
Johnny Mo / Pai Mei Gordon Liu
Rufus Samuel L Jackson
Tommy Plympton, the Groom Chris Nelson
Reverend Harmony Bo Svenson
BB Perla Haney-Jardine
Karen Helen Kim
Clarita Claire Smithies
Ernie Clark Middleton
Rocket Laura Cayouette
Jay the Bartender Sid Haig
Larry Gomez Larry Bishop
Edgar McGraw James Parks
Director Quentin Tarantino
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Other Information

Language: English, Japanese, Mandarin +subtitlesColourTheatrical distributor: Buena VistaGuidance: Contains violence, swearing and drug abuse.Available on: video, DVD and Blu-rayReleased on: 23 Apr 2004