In a new interview with Yahoo!, director Quentin Tarantino has admitted that the worst film he has made is his Grindhouse film Death Proof.
The 2007 film starred Kurt Russell as a malevolent stuntman who stalks a group of women, and murders them with his muscle-car. Though intended to be a homage to the exploitation b-movies of the 70s, it was the first failure for Tarantino at the box office.
“Death Proof has got to be the worst movie I ever made. And for a left-handed movie, that wasn’t so bad, all right? So if that’s the worst I ever get, I’m good. But I do think one of those out-of-touch, old, limp, flaccid-d*** movies costs you three good movies as far as your rating is concerned.”
Though many critics reviewed it positively, others found its graphic violence ‘juvenile’.
At the time, Tarantino was more charitable, saying: “It was disappointing, yeah. But the movie worked with the audience. People who saw it loved it and applauded. I’m proud of my flop.”
Ah well. Win some, lose some.