From Dusk till Dawn ★★★★
Now here is a true curiosity, written by Quentin Tarantino and directed by Robert Rodriguez, which starts off as a hard-boiled thriller involving two killers and a family of hostages and then, even as you blink, turns into a vampire movie. The killers are George Clooney and Tarantino, the hostages Harvey Keitel and his two children. It’s when this lot escapes in a mobile home to Mexico and fetches up in a sleazy strip joint that everything changes, the original plot is cast aside and they all find themselves battling for their lives against a particularly nasty bunch of vampires. Of course, it’s nonsense but it’s fast, violent and often very funny nonsense, cleverly written and nicely played, especially by Clooney.
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