Tarantino reveals his worst film

Ben Arnold
Yahoo UK Movies News
29 November 2012


Quentin Tarantino has admitted that the worst film he has made is his 'grindhouse' film 'Death Proof'.

The 2007 film starred Kurt Russell as a malevolent stuntman who stalks a group of women, and murders them with his muscle-car.

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Though intended to be a homage to the exploitation b-movies of the 70s, it was the first failure for Tarantino at the box office.

He has also reiterated his plan to try and bow out of directing before he loses his touch.

“I’m really well versed on a lot of directors’ careers,” he told the Hollywood Reporter. “To me, it’s all about my filmography, and I want to go out with a terrific filmography.

“Death Proof has got to be the worst movie I ever made. And for a left-handed movie, that wasn’t so bad, all right? So if that’s the worst I ever get, I’m good. But I do think one of those out-of-touch, old, limp, flaccid-d**k movies costs you three good movies as far as your rating is concerned.”



'Death Proof' was released as a double-bill with Robert Rodriguez's 'Planet Terror' under the collective title 'Grindhouse', complete with fake trailers for other b-movies, but it was poorly received by audiences.

It was later released as two films instead of one double-bill in order not to confuse film-goers.

The budget for the pair of films was $53 million, but it brought in less than half of that figure at the US box office.

Though many critics reviewed it positively, others found its graphic violence 'juvenile'.

At the time, Tarantino was more charitable, saying: “It was disappointing, yeah. But the movie worked with the audience. People who saw it loved it and applauded. I'm proud of my flop.”

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