Widely regarded as Tarantino’s career-defining masterpiece, Pulp Fiction follows a pair of low-rent hit men, Vincent Vega (John Travolta) and Jules Winnfield (Samuel L. Jackson), as they’re sent out to collect a stolen briefcase for their mob boss employer, Marsellus Wallace (Ving Rhames). Having proven himself worthy, Wallace then entrusts Vincent to entertain his wife, Mia (Uma Thurman), while he is out of town. Meanwhile, Wallace has paid off aging boxer Butch Coolidge (Bruce Willis) to throw his next fight. The lives of these wildly entertaining characters intertwine with unexpected and violent consequences.
Rolling Stone raved of the film, “The new King Kong of crime movies...Ferocious fun without a trace of caution, complacency or political correctness to inhibit its 154 deliciously lurid minutes,” while Roger Evert said, “Like ‘Citizen Kane,’ Pulp Fiction is constructed in such a nonlinear way that you could see it a dozen times and not be able to remember what comes next.”