'Kill Bill: Vol. 2'
(Uma Thurman, David Carradine, Lucy Liu, Michael Madsen, et al / R / 115 mins / Miramax)
Overview: Uma Thurman's character, a pregnant assassin named the Bride, is shot by her boss, Bill, and her co-workers at her wedding (the wedding guests are also shot). She survives, though, waking up exceedingly angry after a five-year coma, and decides to hunt down and kill every single one of the assassins who were responsible, saving Bill for last.
Verdict: One of the most heart-poundingly visceral movies ever made, 'Kill Bill: Vol. 2' is goofily funny, genuinely disturbing, and oddly moving! Supremely tasty and entrancingly elegant, it truly is one wacky magnificent assemblage that generates a sustained suspense throughout its 137 minutes. In fact, by the end all the stray threads have snapped together with the authority of a noose! Add to that what is quite possibly the hottest mix tape in the history of cinema and 'Kill Bill: Vol. 2' is an exuberant celebration of moviemaking from beginning to end.