Ebert had it under Jury Prize, which is higher than Honorary mentions (which was only awarded to Cinemania)
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“Kill Bill: Vol. 1” is Quentin Tarantino in virtuoso mode, giving us a martial-arts picture that is heavy on storytelling, light on story. The film is all kinetic energy, visual conceit, production design, and performances focused to a razor’s edge but with only the most rudimentary motivation or character development. It is a tribute to Uma Thurman and the other cast members that they are able to bring presence and substance to characters who have been written with rubber stamps.
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15. “Kill Bill, Vol. 1”: From the opening scenes of a blood-soaked bride gasping for breath to the final showdown between dueling ninja goddesses, nearly every frame of “Kill Bill, Vol. 1” is filled with violence – but it’s comic book stuff. This is a stylized tribute to every drive-in kung-fu movie ever made, and it’s all non-stop action peppered with splashes of dark humor, with Tarantino careening from black-and-white sequences to an extended anime section to his trademark doses of wry banter laced with pop culture references. I can’t wait until “Vol. 2” splatters onto screens in February.
wow, Roeper, the guy who didn’t like the first LOTR, has the 3rd one at #14 on his list, above Kill Bill! that’s great, I loved The Return of the King.