Grindhouse Plot Synopsis:A double-bill of thrillers that recall both filmmakers' favorite exploitation films. "Grindhouse" (a downtown movie theater in disrepair since its glory days as a movie palace known for "grinding out" non-stop double-bill programs of B-movies) is presented as one full-length feature comprised of two individual films helmed separately by each director. "Death Proof," is a rip-roaring slasher flick where the killer pursues his victims with a car rather than a knife, while "Planet Terror" shows us a view of the world in the midst of a zombie outbreak. The films are joined together by clever faux trailers that recall the '50s exploitation drive-in classics.
Grindhouse (2007) Review
Grindhouse (2007) is the pairing of directors Robert Rodriguez, Eli Roth, Quentin Tarantino, Edgar Wright, and Rob Zombie. Grindhouse had an estimated budget of $53 million dollars and took in only $11.5 million opening week, ouch.
Grindhouse mashes two feature films together to create a movie experience with four trailers to fake movies. That is three hours and eleven minutes long. Robert Rodriguez did the feature "Planet Terror" and the fake trailer for "Machete." Eli Roth created the fake trailer for "Thanksgiving." Quentin Tarantino created the second feature film with "Death Proof." Edgar Wright created his fake trailer for "Don’t." Rob Zombie created his fake trailer for "Werewolf Women of the S.S."
Although as a complete movie experience, Grindhouse delivers what it set out to accomplish, a unique movie experience that every movie fan should experience. That does not curb the rough edges of the feature films and the over cliche scenes and characters. Violence and gore are lavished in the feature films, especially in Planet Terror where zombies are the main theme. Should you watch Grindhouse? Yes, you should. Will you enjoy it and watch it again? You most likely will enjoy it with many fun characters with the actors delivering terrific performances and the special effects looking great. That does not mean you will rewatch Grindhouse by any means.
- Grindhouse Rating Scores
- Our Score: 7
- Overall Score: 7.56
- IMDB: 7.6
- MetaCritic: 7.7
- Rotten Tomatoes: 8.3
About Grindhouse 2007
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Grindhouse Writers: Robert Rodriguez, Rob Zombie
Grindhouse Director: Rob Zombie, Robert Rodriguez, Eli Roth, Quentin Tarantino, Edgar Wright
Box Office: $24,928,753
Production: The Weinstein Co./Dimension
Language: English, Spanish