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"KILL BILL VOL. 2"
(2004) (Uma Thurman, David Carradine) (R)

Alcohol/
Drugs
Blood/Gore Disrespectful/
Bad Attitude
Frightening/
Tense Scenes
Guns/
Weapons
Heavy Extreme Extreme Moderate Extreme
Imitative
Behavior
Jump
Scenes
Music
(Scary/Tense)
Music
(Inappropriate)
Profanity
Moderate Mild Moderate None Extreme
Sex/
Nudity
Smoking Tense Family
Scenes
Topics To
Talk About
Violence
Moderate Mild Mild Moderate Extreme


QUICK TAKE:
Action/Drama: A former assassin continues on her rampage of revenge on those who left her for dead on her wedding day four years earlier.
PLOT:
When we last saw Black Mamba (UMA THURMAN), she was already well on her way to getting revenge on her former lover, Bill (DAVID CARRADINE), and his band of killers known as the Deadly Viper Assassination Squad.

Four years earlier, they crashed her wedding, killed everyone in the wedding party and left her for dead. Emerging all of those years later, she's already killed some of her fellow assassins and former associates and is now after the remaining ones, Elle Driver (DARYL HANNAH) and Sidewinder (MICHAEL MADSEN).

Of course, her main goal is to make her way to Bill who she intends to kill, most likely using the teachings of martial arts master Pai Mei (GORDON LIU) with whom she trained years earlier. Yet, as Black Mamba makes her way to Bill, little does she know the unexpected developments that will challenge her very resolve.

WILL KIDS WANT TO SEE IT?
If they liked the first film or are fans of anyone in the cast or writer/director Quentin Tarantino, they probably will.
WHY THE MPAA RATED IT: R
For violence, language and brief drug use.
CAST AS ROLE MODELS:
  • UMA THURMAN plays a former assassin who tried to go straight, but ended up in a coma for 4 years following Bill and the other assassin's attack on her and her wedding party (while she was pregnant). She now sets out to kill all of those who wronged her. She briefly uses some strong profanity.
  • DAVID CARRADINE plays her former lover who tried to kill her in the past and must now deal with her returning for her revenge.
  • MICHAEL MADSEN plays a former assassin who now works as a bouncer in a strip club, but must contend with Black Mamba when she comes looking for revenge. He drinks, smokes, uses strong profanity and tries to kill Black Mamba by burying her alive.
  • DARYL HANNAH plays another assassin who intently dislikes Black Mamba and tries quite hard to kill her (she also kills another person). She also smokes and uses strong profanity.
  • GORDON LIU plays a cocky Chinese martial arts master who takes on Black Mamba as his lone student, and belittles and brutalizes her as part of the training process. He uses some profanity.
  • CAST, CREW, & TECHNICAL INFO

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    OUR WORD TO PARENTS:
    The following is a brief summary of the content found in this R-rated action/drama. Profanity consists of at least 26 "f" words, while other expletives and colorful phrases are also uttered. Some sexually related dialogue is present, while some scantly clad strippers are seen off-duty at their place of work.

    Violence includes several murders along with several brutal fight sequences. Some of them have bloody/gory results and may be, along with other scenes such as a person being buried alive, unsettling or suspenseful to some viewers, as might several "jump scenes."

    Various characters have varying degrees of bad attitudes, while various forms of imitative behavior are present. Some characters drink and/or smoke, while two briefly do cocaine and another is encouraged to smoke pot.

    If you're still concerned about the film and its appropriateness for yourself or anyone else in your home who may be interested in seeing it, we suggest that you take a closer look at our detailed listings for more specific information regarding the film's content. For those concerned with bright flashes of light on the screen, some of that comes from a campfire flicker in one scene. Later, we see the flicker of light from a TV at night.


    ALCOHOL OR DRUG USE
  • Sidewinder drinks straight from a bottle.
  • Sidewinder's strip club boss, Larry, snorts come cocaine and then has a woman with him do the same.
  • We see Sidewinder with a bottle of booze.
  • A miscellaneous man has beer.
  • Sidewinder makes frozen drinks in the blender for Elle and himself.
  • Elle tells Bill on the phone to "go smoke some pot."
  • A miscellaneous woman has beer, while a pimp tells Black Mamba to have a drink with him.
  • Bill shoots a dart into Black Mamba's leg, stating that there's truth serum in there, but without the druggy aftereffects. He then mentions that it has euphoric effects and wonders if she's feeling that, but she yells out that she isn't.
  • Bill drinks a shot.
  • Bill comments that no matter how much beer Black Mamba drank, nothing will change that she's a killer.
  • Bill has several more drinks.
  • We see footage from the first film that shows a man carrying bottles of liquor.
  • BLOOD/GORE
  • We see a black and white close-up of Black Mamba's face which is very bloody. A sudden gunshot to her then causes blood to splatter out.
  • Black Mamba has blood on her shirt and spits some blood onto Sidewinder after he's shot her.
  • We see Black Mamba with some blood on her face.
  • We see a recently exhumed casket and a decomposed body (from a distance).
  • Bill has a little bit of blood on his face following an unseen encounter with Pai Mei.
  • Pai Mei shows how he can punch through a wood board with his bare fist. He then gets Black Mamba to try the same, but she only ends up tearing some skin from her knuckles that are then bloody from repeated attempts.
  • Black Mamba repeatedly punches the lid of her closed casket, bloodying it and her hand.
  • A person has somewhat bloody snake bite marks on their face.
  • Black Mamba's face is very bloody during a fight, while Elle has a bloody slice down hers.
  • We see a flashback to Pai Mei tearing out a person's eye from their head (with very bloody results).
  • A person plucks out another person's eye, leaving them blind. That's person's face is very bloody and they angrily thrash about. The assailant holds the bloody eyeball, drops it to the floor and then stomps down and squishes it.
  • We see a woman who either has a bad cleft palate (or something related) or has been cut badly in the past on both her upper and lower lips (which are healed but separated down the middle).
  • A man has some blood from his mouth and some on his shirt after being wounded.
  • We see footage from the first film that shows blood from a young woman's mouth and eyes, along with a violent and bloody swordfight.
  • DISRESPECTFUL/BAD ATTITUDE
  • Bill and his goons that tried and continue to try to murder Black Mamba obviously have extreme cases of both types of attitudes, while she gets her revenge by killing them off one by one.
  • Sidewinder and later Pai Mei refer to some unseen people as "Japs" and "G*ddamn Japs."
  • Sidewinder's strip club boss, Larry, has a bad attitude toward him.
  • Sidewinder talks about Black Mamba and asks another man if it's "the cutest little blonde p*ssy you ever saw?"
  • Pai Mei belittles Black Mamba and her gender (as part of her training).
  • Thinking Black Mamba is dead, Sidewinder states that she was too smart for a blonde.
  • A man is noted as being a pimp.
  • A 4-year-old girl admits to killing a goldfish by removing it from its tank and stomping on it (not seen). Her father then admits to her that he shot her mommy, but she doesn't seem to process that notion completely.
  • FRIGHTENING SCENES
  • Scenes listed under "Violence" and "Blood/Gore" might also be unsettling or suspenseful to viewers.
  • We see Black Mamba hiding with a large samurai sword under Sidewinder's trailer.
  • Sidewinder buries Black Mamba alive so that she'll suffer until her last breath (as ordered by Elle). Those who are claustrophobic (and others who aren't) will likely find the ensuing scenes (where we hear the coffin being nailed shut, then dirt being tossed onto it -- and then growing distant in sound, all in the dark -- and then many shots of Black Mamba inside the small wooden casket) as unsettling and/or suspenseful.
  • Sidewinder holds a can of mace close to Black Mamba's eye as a threat.
  • A black mamba snake suddenly lunges out of a suitcase and repeatedly bites a person on the face, mortally wounding them (they die a few minutes later).
  • Black Mamba slowly makes her way through Bill's place with her gun drawn.
  • GUNS/WEAPONS
  • Handguns/Machine guns/Shotguns/Swords: Carried and/or used to threaten, wound or kill others. See "Violence" for details.
  • We see a shotgun sitting behind Sidewinder's boss.
  • A young girl holds a toy gun and pretends to shoot people.
  • IMITATIVE BEHAVIOR
  • Phrases: "F*cking ass," "You just f*cking convinced me," "F*cker," "That's a pretty f*cked up way to die," "You're f*cking dead," "I'm just f*cking with you," "What the f*ck did you just shoot me with?" "I don't know what this f*cking sh*t means," "F*cking assholes," "F*cking jerk," "Start some sh*t," "Shit kicker hat," "Sh*tty," "Horsesh*t," "Piece of sh*t," "Bullsh*t," "I'm scared sh*tless," "You can be a real c*nt," "All c*ck-mockery aside," "A hell of a lot of people," "Bitch," "Piss me off," "Jeez Louise," "Bud in the oven" and "Knocked up" (pregnant), "Smart ass," "You don't owe me a damn thing," "What the hell?" "You hateful bitch," "Get your boney ass down here," "Act like a horse's ass," "Rotten bastards," "I know damn well," "So damn smart," "Felt damn good" and "I'm a murdering bastard."
  • All of the fighting, swordplay, other stunt work and attempts on others' lives (including a live burial) might be enticing for some kids to imitate.
  • Sidewinder has tattoos.
  • Sidewinder and later Pai Mei refer to some unseen people as "Japs."
  • Sidewinder's boss tells him that he (Sidewinder) is as "useless as an asshole right here" (as he points to his own elbow).
  • Pai Mei shows how he can punch through a wood board with his bare fist. He then gets Black Mamba to try the same, but she only ends up tearing some skin from her knuckles that are then bloody from repeated attempts.
  • A 4-year-old girl admits to killing a goldfish by removing it from its tank and stomping on it (not seen).
  • Black Mamba wears a midriff-revealing top.
  • JUMP SCENES
  • We see a black and white close-up of Black Mamba's face that is very bloody. A sudden gunshot to her then causes blood to splatter out.
  • The sudden sound of a nail being pounded into a coffin (heard from the inside) might startle some viewers, as might dirt being dropped onto it.
  • A black mamba snake suddenly lunges out of a suitcase and repeatedly bites a person on the face, mortally wounding them (they die a few minutes later).
  • MUSIC (SCARY/TENSE)
  • A moderate amount of suspenseful music plays in the film.
  • MUSIC (INAPPROPRIATE)
  • None.
  • PROFANITY
  • At least 26 "f" words, 10 "s" words, 5 slang terms using female genitals ("p*ssy" and "c*nt"), 1 using male genitals ("c*ck"), 3 for breasts (variations of "t*t"), 7 asses (2 used with "hole"), 4 damns, 2 hells, 5 uses of "G-damn" and 3 uses of "Oh my God."
  • SEX/NUDITY
  • Some women wear midriff-revealing tops.
  • We hear that Sidewinder is a bouncer in a "t*tty bar" that's called the "My Oh My Club."
  • We see various scantly clad women (some showing cleavage) in an otherwise empty strip club.
  • We see a large poster drawing of a woman in a bra and panties (in a strip club).
  • Sidewinder talks about Black Mamba and asks another man if it's "the cutest little blonde p*ssy you ever saw?"
  • Elle shows a little bit of cleavage.
  • We see some small nudie pictures of women on the floor behind a dead man, but they're too small to discern any explicit detail.
  • We hear that a kid's last name is or sounds like "whorehouse."
  • A man is noted as being a pimp.
  • We see some miscellaneous cleavage.
  • Black Mamba tells a man, "My p*ssy wagon died on me," prompting the much older man to suggestively reply, "Your p*ssy died."
  • Black Mamba shows a little bit of cleavage.
  • We see a flashback of Black Mamba adjusting her clothed breasts while awaiting the results of a pregnancy test (that turn out to be positive) and wearing very small and tight shorts.
  • SMOKING
  • Sidewinder and Elle each smoke several times, while some miscellaneous and minor characters smoke.
  • Sidewinder spits what's presumably chewing tobacco onto Black Mamba.
  • TENSE FAMILY SCENES
  • A man gets a phone call that his brother is dead (but doesn't react much to that).
  • A 4-year-old girl's father admits to her that he shot her mommy, but she doesn't seem to process that notion completely.
  • TOPICS TO TALK ABOUT
  • Revenge.
  • Whether two wrongs make a right.
  • We see a woman who either has a bad cleft palate (or something related) or has been cut badly in the past on both her upper and lower lips (which are healed but separated down the middle).
  • A 4-year-old girl admits to killing a goldfish by removing it from its tank and stomping on it (not seen). Her father then admits to her that he shot her mommy, but she doesn't seem to process that notion completely.
  • When asked if killing others felt good, Black Mamba replies that it does.
  • VIOLENCE
  • We see a black and white close-up of Black Mamba's face that is very bloody. A sudden gunshot to her then causes blood to splatter out.
  • As a camera pulls out of a desolate church where assassins have just entered with machine guns, we hear a great deal of gunfire (but don't see the impact or resultant deaths).
  • As Black Mamba storms Sidewinder's trailer, he fires a shotgun blast of rock salt that blows her back some distance and to the ground where she lands hard. He then inserts a syringe into her clothed butt cheek, knocking her out.
  • Sidewinder drags a bound Black Mamba off a truck and onto the ground and then drags her across that.
  • As part of her training, Pai Mei avoids Black Mamba's swinging of a sword at him. He then defies gravity and stands on her sword. He then kicks her in the face and then back into a tree. He then blocks various punches from her and pushes her to the ground. She then tries to kick him in the crotch, but he catches and holds onto her foot between his thighs. He then bends her arm, causing a great deal of pain and we hear a cracking sound from it.
  • Pai Mei hits Black Mamba on the head with his staff or cane as part of her training.
  • A black mamba snake suddenly lunges out of a suitcase and repeatedly bites a person on the face, mortally wounding them (they die a few minutes later).
  • Black Mamba and Elle get into a brutal fight with severe kicks, blows and other hitting (sometimes with miscellaneous objects) to each other inside a trailer, leaving both of them bloody. During that, Black Mamba throws Elle through a wall, has her around the neck and tries to drown her in the toilet. The two then get into a swordfight.
  • We see a flashback to Pai Mei tearing out a person's eye from their head (with very bloody results).
  • We see a flashback to a person dying from being poisoned.
  • A person plucks out another person's eye, leaving them blind. That's person's face is very bloody and they angrily thrash about. The assailant holds the bloody eyeball, drops it to the floor and then stomps down and squishes it.
  • A 4-year-old girl admits to killing a goldfish by removing it from its tank and stomping on it (not seen). Her father then admits to her that he shot her mommy, but she doesn't seem to process that notion completely.
  • Black Mamba lunges for a sword, but Bill shoots out a TV and then near her, purposefully missing her.
  • Bill shoots a dart into Black Mamba's leg, stating that there's truth serum in there.
  • We see a flashback to Black Mamba's encounter with an assassin who shoots through a hotel door just as Black Mamba bends down to pick up something. Black Mamba immediately throws a knife that impales the assassin's gun that's used to fire another shot at Black Mamba. The two then get into a gun standoff.
  • Black Mamba gets into a brief swordfight with another person in chairs, before hitting them several times in the chest in an old martial arts move that mortally wounds them (from the inside). That person then slowly starts to walk away, has some blood from their mouth and then collapses to the ground dead.
  • We see footage from the first film that shows blood from a young woman's mouth and eyes, along with a violent and bloody swordfight.



  • Reviewed April 1, 2004 / Posted April 16, 2004

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