A pair of low-rent hit men, Vincent Vega (John Travolta) and Jules Winnfield (Samuel L. Jackson), are sent out to collect a stolen briefcase for their mob boss employer, Marsellus Wallace (Ving Rhames). Having proven themselves worthy, Wallace then entrusts Vincent to entertain his wife, Mia (Uma Thurman), while he is out of town. Meanwhile, Wallace has paid aging boxer Butch Coolidge (Bruce Willis) to throw his next fight. The lives of these wildly entertaining characters intertwine with unexpected and violent consequences.
Won: Best Screenplay, 1995 Academy Awards; Palme D'Or, 1994 Cannes Film Festival; Best Screenplay, Best Supporting Actor (Jackson) 1995 BAFTA Awards; Best Screenplay, 1995 Golden Globes; Best Director, Best Screenplay,
Nominated: Best Picture, Best Actor (Travolta), Best Supporting Actor (Jackson), Best Supporting Actress (Thurman), Best Director, Best Editing, 1995 Academy Awards; Best Foreign Film, 1995 Cesar Awards
Monumental and immediately accessible, a 2 1/2-hour picture whose energy never flags. It is an exhilaration from beginning to end. -- Mike LaSalle, SAN FRANCISCO CHRONICLE