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Killing Zoe – A Tarantino wannabe

Killing ZoeKilling Zoe on Blu-ray
My rating: 4 of 10 stars

Zed has only just arrived in the beautiful Paris and already he’s up to no good. Having just slept with a call girl, he spends a night on the town with his dangerous friends. They all decide to rob a bank the following day. There’s only one problem: Zed’s call-girl, Zoe, just happens to work at the bank which is to be robbed!

I got this movie as part of a four-movie box of Quentin Tarantino “related” films. All but one of them are not made by him but rather endorsed by him as a “Quentin Tarantino presents” feature.

This is really a Tarantino wannabe movie. They got Tarantino to endorse it by putting his name on the cover so I guess he must have felt it was good enough, or maybe it’s just because the writer and director, Roger Avary, and Tarantino was working together in the early days, but I wasn’t overly impressed.

The beginning isn’t too bad. There a scene at the beginning where the rather naive Zed is getting it on with a hooker (Zoe) and scenes from the still running TV in the room are intermixed with the scenes of the movie to a rather funny effect. However, from there on it goes somewhat downhill.

The gang goes on a party spree, getting completely stoned on all kind of substances the day before they’re going to rob a bank. Yeah, a very probable thing to do, not to mention intelligent…not! This part also drags out forever into various attempts to make psychedelic drug-influenced scenes.

The bank robbery itself of course turns into a murderous carnage a’ la Tarantino but it really lacks his touch. It’s more a bunch of screaming crazy French guys shooting someone, including themselves, every now and then. The attempt to make a slow-motion shooting scene at the end just becomes silly when the French police slams a thousand rounds into the main bad guy after everyone realized that he stands 4 meters in front of them with an empty shotgun.

If Avary tried to make a Tarantino-like movie with his own style in it he probably succeeded. Unfortunately he didn’t succeed in convincing me that this was as good as one written by Tarantino himself.

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