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Four Rooms (1995)

Cast: Tim Roth, Tim Roth, Valeria Golino, more...
Director: Robert Rodriguez, Robert Rodriguez, Quentin Tarantino, more...
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Studio: Miramax
Genre: Comedies
Running Time: 98 min.
Languages: English
Subtitles: English
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Four of the most celebrated directors in the independent film community pooled their talents for this episodic comedy. Ted (Tim Roth) is the new bellboy at a beautiful but decaying luxury hotel; he is not having a good time of it on New Year's Eve, his first night on the job. In one room, a coven of witches are trying to summon the spirit of the goddess Diana; each of the witches must bring a different bodily fluid for their spell to work, but Eva (Ione Skye), who was supposed to bring semen, managed to lose her supplies, and needs Ted's help for a last-minute replacement. Another room, where Ted was supposed to deliver some ice, turns out to house an angry husband (David Proval), who is holding his bound-and-gagged wife (Jennifer Beals) at gunpoint. A third room is taken by a tough-talking gangster (Antonio Banderas), his doormat wife (Tamlyn Tomita), and their two children; the gangster demands that Ted watch over the kids, who turn out to be mischievous terrors beyond Ted's wildest imagination. And room number four is where an arrogant film actor (Quentin Tarantino) is holding a party. One of his guests makes a bet that he can get a Zippo lighter to light ten times in a row, with his finger at stake if he loses. Allison Anders directed the first segment, which also featured Madonna, Valeria Golino, and Lili Taylor. The second segment was directed by Alexandre Rockwell, husband of his frequent leading lady Jennifer Beals. Robert Rodriguez directed the third story, while the finale was directed by its star, Quentin Tarantino; the final segment also features Bruce Willis, who appeared unbilled. ~ Mark Deming, All Movie Guide

GreenCine Member Reviews

Interesting and funny by amp9020 September 27, 2004 - 1:22 PM PDT
1 out of 3 members found this review helpful
This movie starts off with some nudity, so if you like that you?ll be glad. Overall, it?s funny and is very twisted. The cinematography in the end is very nice. ?Like watching a theatre performance? with long shots. Very interesting style.

Q.T. steals the show...! by Emosjrny January 9, 2004 - 9:17 AM PST
4 out of 4 members found this review helpful
I've been dying to see this movie for some time now but whether due to availability or just plain forgetfullness, never caught it until now and it was worth the wait. 4 separate stories, written and directed by 4 then up-and-coming film-makers regarding the activities taking place in 4 rooms in a posh hotel. Tarantino's final segment steals the show. The first part of his segment is done all in one take of a roving steadi-cam and his performance, not to mention the appearance of an uncredited Bruce Willis, is over-the-top. Not to be forgotten is Roth's and Bandera's also manic performances. Salma Hayek, who like Banderas is a Rodriguez regular, appears as a dancer on a t.v. set in the second best segment about two rambunctious kids. All-in-all, a choice cast!

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