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View Poll Results: Most Overrated Quentin Tarantino Movie
Reservoir Dogs
9.84%
Pulp Fiction
9.02%
Kill Bill: Vol. 1
9.84%
Kill Bill: Vol. 2
3.28%
Jackie Brown
13.11%
True Romance
1.64%
From Dusk Till Dawn
3.28%
Nothing he's done is overrated
37.70%
Everything he's done is overrated
12.30%
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Most Overrated Quentin Tarantino Movie

Old 12-01-08, 01:46 PM
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Most Overrated Quentin Tarantino Movie

Unless you like everything the man has done, there has to be at least one movie of his you disliked, or feel gets more praise than it deserves.

Results thus far as voted by the members:

Most Overrated Martin Scorsese movie - The Departed

Most Overrated Pixar Movie - No Pixar movie is overrated

Most Overrated Stanley Kubrick Movie - 2001: A Space Odyssey

Most Overrated Steven Spielberg Movie - E.T.: The Extra-Terrestrial

BTW, I included the movies that he only wrote the screenplays for just to give everyone more choices.
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Not really feeling the Poll Choices; are you talking about movies he wrote and directed, just wrote, or just directed. I voted for "From Dusk 'Til Dawn" because of the ones you listed it is the worst, and I haven't seen True Romance. Four Rooms wasn't a great movie, but Tarantino's Segment was good.
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I'm sure the majority of the votes are going to be "Nothing" or "Everything", since I think with Tarantino you either love him or hate him.

I don't really think any of his movies are overrated to be honest. I think his only film held in high regard by critics would be Pulp Fiction or the Kill Bill movies (maybe Reservoir Dogs, too).

He's one of my favorite directors, but my least favorite movie of his is Jackie Brown and Death Proof - but both were critically panned anyway.
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Originally Posted by mcfly View Post
I'm sure the majority of the votes are going to be "Nothing" or "Everything", since I think with Tarantino you either love him or hate him.

I don't really think any of his movies are overrated to be honest. I think his only film held in high regard by critics would be Pulp Fiction or the Kill Bill movies (maybe Reservoir Dogs, too).

He's one of my favorite directors, but my least favorite movie of his is Jackie Brown and Death Proof - but both were critically panned anyway.
Everything he's directed has at least did above average critically, even Death Proof (which I didn't include because most people hate it).
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Originally Posted by kstublen View Post
Not really feeling the Poll Choices; are you talking about movies he wrote and directed, just wrote, or just directed. I voted for "From Dusk 'Til Dawn" because of the ones you listed it is the worst, and I haven't seen True Romance. Four Rooms wasn't a great movie, but Tarantino's Segment was good.
I included some movies he just wrote the screenplays for, some he just directed, and some in which he did both.
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How are True Romance and From Dusk Til Dawn Tarantino movies?
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Jackie Brown is one of the most overrated underrated movies I've seen.
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Had to pick Pulp Fiction. I have many people telling me how good Pulp Fiction is/how Pulp Fiction deserved the Best Picture award, etc...

When I watched it and it's just "meh" to me.
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Surprised to see no poll choice for Death Proof. But then again that one is really underrated.
Anyways I chose Nothing he's done is overrated.
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How are True Romance and From Dusk Til Dawn Tarantino movies?
he wrote both. True Romance is a Tarantino movie directed by Tony Scott.
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I LOVE me some Tarantino, so I don't think any are truly Overrated... I do think that Jackie Brown is easily his most underrated - I think that one is easily one of his BEST.
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Haven't seen any of his movies.
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Originally Posted by McHawkson View Post
Had to pick Pulp Fiction. I have many people telling me how good Pulp Fiction is/how Pulp Fiction deserved the Best Picture award, etc...

When I watched it and it's just "meh" to me.
Me, too.
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I didn't see "None are Overrated" option so I picked Reservoir Dogs. It's too raw, almost like a student film.
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I didn't see "None are Overrated" option so I picked Reservoir Dogs. It's too raw, almost like a student film.

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I didn't see "None are Overrated" option so I picked Reservoir Dogs. It's too raw, almost like a student film.
I always thought that was part of it's charm. I picked Jackie Brown. That movie never really did anything for me. Kill Bill 2 was a bit of a grind as well - the dialog is some of his worst. I overdosed on Pulp Fiction when I was a teenager, so it's not a title I've revisited too much since then. I think I've watched the DVD once. Reservoir Dogs (which I also was obsessed with for a while) is probably the only one I'll watch again, though it has been several years since I've popped it in. It's kind of like Nirvana's Nevermind - a great, landmark piece of work that once meant quite a lot to me, but I exhausted it's aesthetic possibilities long ago.
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Jackie Brown is my least favorite, but I wouldn't call it overrated.
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Death Proof because there are still quite a few people that like and defend it.
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I'm not a Tarantino fan at all. Everything he does feels like a patchwork of better films. I know many will argue that it's just an homage, but sometimes it feels like he goes too far. I know I'm in the minority on this, but that's just the way I feel. I'm also not nuts about his dialog. Sometimes it works, but it can be pretty chessy at times. I know that may be what he's trying to do, but it's not for me. The funny thing is that I love most of the films and genres that Tarantino does, it's just that I don't like his stuff.

The only film on this list that I do enjoy is From Dusk Till Dawn. And a large part of that has to do with Tom Savini's character and Rodriguez.
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i think he is highly entertaining and even the ones i didn't dig at first (Jackie Brown) i've come to love and respect.
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Death Proof because there are still quite a few people that like and defend it.
Scratch my answer, Death Proof is my least favorite. Forgot how bad this was.
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I picked Pulp Fiction. Every time I watch it, I like it less and less.

I don't think Death Proof is overrated, because everybody pretty much realizes that it sucks
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It's funny that someone would watch a movie enough to know he likes it less with each viewing. Why keep watching it?
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So can we look forward to a poll now looking to trash any noteworthy director? And if so, why did we leap from Spielberg to fucking Tarantino?

Now that the soapbox is gone: I say Reservoir Dogs, just cause I think they made him into a wunderkind when it was just a fun movie. Death Proof is his weakest, but then people recognize this. Everything else is great fun.

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