Four Rooms

Year: 1995
Production Co: A Band Apart
Director: Allison Anders/Alexandre Rockwell/Robert Rodriguez/Quentin Tarantino
Producer: Lawrence Bender
Writer: Allison Anders/Alexandre Rockwell/Robert Rodriguez/Quentin Tarantino
Cast: Tim Roth, Amanda de Cadenet, Valeria Golino, Ione Skye, Madonna, Antonio Banderas, Salma Hayek, Bruce Willis, Quentin Tarantino, Jennifer Beals, Marisa Tomei
What was supposed to be a classic is regarded by most as a huge missed opportunity, many people only claiming to like the Tarantino segment.

Bringing the entire QT alumnus together (Rodriguez, Hayek, Roth, Banderas, to say nothing of the Tarantino styling, pacing and ethos), the action takes place in a hotel over the course of four stories, interconnected by the Buster Keaton-like bellhop Ted (Roth).

Dead hookers stuffed in beds, chopped off fingers and witches with their steaming cauldron are all in a day's work for the cartoonish Ted and there are some laughs to be had, but it's a strange concoction, and whether Tarantino's segment is the most interesting might simply be because anything directed by the Chinned One is by default interesting simply because of the personality behind it.

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