This blew my mind when I saw it 10 years ago but after a random rewatch tonight the cracks really started to show. A fantastic first act gives way to a bloated middle filled with superfluous conversations between two characters who just aren’t that interesting. That ending is still fucking brutal though! Overall I definitely recommend it but only for that final act kick in the dick!
I loved it even more the 2nd time!
I’ve seen some people say it’s too indulgent and unfocused but I find it to be so lovingly reverential of that time and place that it soaks and wallows in it.
I’m glad Tarantino did something different to his usual style for most of the film! It feels more personal and introspective and when that final act kicks in it is absolute dynamite in my veins!
As of today this is in my top 3 of 2019!