Kill Bill: Vol. 2 | Chicago Reader

Kill Bill: Vol. 2

In contrast to Kill Bill Vol. 1 (2003), which wasn't much more than a series of fight scenes, the second half of Quentin Tarantino's martial arts epic (2004) delivers more of the pleasures that made him the wunderkind of 90s cinema: offbeat scumbag characters, narrative sleight of hand, an extraordinary visual sense, and affectionate genre pillaging. But with its half-baked maternal themes, the completed work is the first instance of Tarantino's prodigious sizzle being distinguishable from steak. With David Carradine, Michael Madsen, Michael Parks, and an extraordinary lead performance by Uma Thurman.

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Director:

  • Quentin Tarantino

Cast:

  • Uma Thurman
  • David Carradine
  • Michael Madsen
  • Daryl Hannah
  • Gordon Liu
  • Michael Parks
  • Perla Haney-Jardine
  • Helen Kim
  • Claire Smithies
  • Clark Middleton
  • Laura Cayouette
  • Larry Bishop
  • Sid Haig
  • Reda Beebe
  • Samuel Jackson
  • Chris Nelson
  • Caitlin Keats
  • Jeannie Epper
  • Bo Svenson
  • Lucy Liu
  • Vivica Fox
  • Sonny Chiba
  • Chiaki Kuriyama
  • Julie Dreyfus
  • Jun Kunimura
  • Akaji Maro
  • Kazuki Kitamura

Writer:

  • Quentin Tarantino

Producers:

  • Bob Weinstein
  • Harvey Weinstein
  • Lawrence Bender

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