The Bill Comes Due

Tarantino's killathon ends on a pensive, emotional note. But folks still get buried alive and blown away

The first one, or the first half, inspired moral arbiters to tabulate the body count. Sober souls went all tremulous at the prospect of the sequel. Now Quentin Tarantino's Kill Bill Vol. 1, which earned $70 million at the domestic box office and $100 million abroad, is joined by Vol. 2--not so much a sequel to the story as the completion of a chapter.

It's about the Bride (Uma Thurman), a hit woman who had been "jetting around the world killing human beings and being paid vast sums of money" as a member of the Deadly Viper Assassination Squad--DIVAS for...

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