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Grindhouse: The Best Reviewed Wide Release Film of 2007!

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April 6, 2007
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I'm amazed this wasn't 300, I thought everyone enjoyed every last bit of that movie, but I guessed wrong. The current best reviewed wide release (not counting independent limited releases) movie of 2007, and the one you should be seeing right now, is the Robert Rodriguez / Quentin Tarantino collaboration Grindhouse! It has 85 reviews in and an 86% on Rotten Tomatoes, meaning it's tied with David Fincher's Zodiac.

We've just about covered every last tiny bit of hype for this film, and there's nothing left to do but go see it today! So stop reading this and get out to the movie theaters and experience Grindhouse!

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I wasn't huge on 300.

Zach on Apr 6, 2007

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Great film!

Mateja on Apr 7, 2007

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[...] So why has “Grindhouse” all of the sudden been labeled as a failure by sites like CHUD.com and /Film even after being labeled as The Best Reviewed Wide Release Film of 2007? Well, $5 million is pretty low of a number, especially when your $5 million is topped by a movie headlined by Ice Cube, a Disney movie designed for 3D and an awkwardly homophobic yet hilarious comedy about figure skating. The critics all loved this film, yes. But it appears that America didn’t get it. It may have been the gratuitous violence and sexuality in the film that scared audiences away. Or the 3 hour and 5 minute run time of the film, that was a hard one to get over. It could even be the holiday weekend; Easter is not traditionally a big box office weekend, with a BO total last year of less than half that of Memorial Day weekend. Heck, even “Passion of the Christ” only made $15 million on Easter weekend in ‘04. Either way it is clear that this film, as some dreaded, was completely lost on the American mainstream, but that not be such a bad thing. [...]

Why $25 mil. is OK for ‘Grindhouse’ | Film School Rejects on Apr 8, 2007

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I will not be seeing this movie, no, not in any format. My heavily nuanced argument, that regular Joe 6-pack critics won't get: the protagonist has a *GUN* for a LEG! A Gun leg. An actual Colt M4 literally substituting for a leg. I'm proud to be an American on this weekend.

Pop Culture Crank on Apr 8, 2007

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Hello everyone!!!!!!!!!!!!!: I just watched Grindhouse.There are a three hommages in these two movies (The night of the living dead, vanishing point and Pussycat girls, kill, kill)!!. I liked it because it remembered me vanishing point . Vanishing point is a very good movie, and specially Vanishing point liked me, because the screenplay was written by a very good Cuban novelist (Guillermo Cabrera Infante under the name James G. Cain). I liked it also because it has some hommages to some of type B Mexican movies. I noticed one poster that had the wrong name of one movie. "Las tres Elenas". The name of the movie was "Las dos Elenas", based in one shor-story writen by the Mexican novelist Carlos Fuentes. I liked it part of Grindhouse, but it is a extremely looooooooooooooooooooooong movie and, of course, the movie ruined completely my appetite. I could not have my dinner that night. I noticed also some couples left the cinema before the movie ended, because there were some very gory and disgusting scenes. I think, the movie survived and it will have some success because it has the signature Tarantino/Rodriguez, but not specially for its quality. If the film Planet Terror would be made by another director, probably the movie would not be distributed in commercial Cinemas. The movie it is a good experiment, but the time will forget this movie. Jaime Perales

Jaime Perales on Apr 8, 2007

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