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FILM DETAILS
Certificate 18
Cast
Uma Thurman
Daryl Hannah
David Carradine
Lucy Liu
Michael Madsen
Samuel L Jackson
Directors
Quentin Tarantino
Screenwriters
Quentin Tarantino
Running Time
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Kill Bill: Vol. 2
Tarantino's Eastern Western.


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Plot
Vernita Green and O-Ren Ishii are down, but for the Bride (Thurman), there's still three to go - Budd (Madsen), the murderous one-eye Elle Driver (Hannah), and the big bad voodoo daddy of them all, Bill (Carradine)…


Verdict
It may not extend the world in a way that proper sequels should, but it supplies interiors and intensity, providing characters room to breathe - and speak. Equally, Vol. 2's third act may not compete in the action or iconography stakes, but removed from these needless comparisons, the intimate, altogether emotional ending hits all the right notes and provides a perfect balance.


Reviewed by Colin Kennedy

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