OVERRATED: Quentin Tarantino post-"Jackie Brown"

Ever since this lauded writer-director took on a story by Elmore Leonard in 1997, he hasn't so much made movies as he's made stylized, self-aware takes on his favorite genres. We know Tarantino can offer his own twists on kung fu (<a class="taxInlineTagLink" id="ENMV000003247599" title="Kill Bill (movie)" href="/topic/entertainment/movies/kill-bill-%28movie%29-ENMV000003247599.topic">"Kill Bill"</a>), aptly titled horror ("Grindhouse") and the western (<a class="taxInlineTagLink" id="ENMV0002279" title="Django Unchained (movie)" href="/topic/entertainment/movies/django-unchained-%28movie%29-ENMV0002279.topic">"Django Unchained"</a>), but remember when his movies had just as much to say with story as style?
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( Miramax Films / December 12, 1997 )

Ever since this lauded writer-director took on a story by Elmore Leonard in 1997, he hasn't so much made movies as he's made stylized, self-aware takes on his favorite genres. We know Tarantino can offer his own twists on kung fu ("Kill Bill"), aptly titled horror ("Grindhouse") and the western ("Django Unchained"), but remember when his movies had just as much to say with story as style?

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