Tarantino’s Final Film Sounds Like He’s Going After His Critics

The Movie Critic, Quentin Tarantino’s tenth film, is rumored to be set in the 1970s and based on real-life critic Pauline Kael. After more than 30 years of filmmaking, Quentin Tarantino may still have a beef with critics. According to The Hollywood Reporter, the acclaimed and controversial writer/director is shopping the script for The Movie Critic, his tenth and final film.


Quentin Tarantino has made a legendary career out of transforming his vast knowledge of films and film history into massively entertaining modern cinema. Since his 1992 debut with Reservoir Dogs, critics and fans have praised his films, and his acclaimed filmography includes classics such as Pulp Fiction, Kill Bill, and Inglourious Basterds


We’ve ranked his current filmography here.  Any guesses as to where this one will land?



The film is rumored to revolve around a female protagonist in late 1970s Los Angeles. Some speculate that the plot will revolve around Pauline Kael, an influential film critic whom Quentin Tarantino has long admired. Quentin Tarantino has dabbled in historical fiction before, but he prefers to write his own version of history. During World War II, Inglourious Basterds depicted Hitler’s fiery death, and Once Upon a Time in Hollywood depicted Sharon Tate’s assassins being thwarted in a violent, cathartic manner.


So even if The Movie Critic includes real-life figures, Tarantino will almost certainly flesh out the characters and stories in his trademark bombastic style.


The movie probably won’t hit theaters for a couple of years, and more details about the film will likely come soon

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