These are what we call the 'YMMV items.' Things that some people find in this work. We call them 'your mileage might vary' because not everyone sees these things in the same way. This starts discussions in the trope lists, a thing we don't want. Please use the discussion page if you'd like to discuss any of these items.
Base Breaker: This film generally gets placed at the top of Tarantino's works or at the bottom. Because it's Tarantino's only straight adaptation, it's a departure from his standard style.
Some also debate whether the rather quick way Jackson's character gets taken out in the climax is a detriment to the film or not.
Crowning Music of Awesome: Bobby Womack's "Across 110th Street" (originally the theme from the film of the same name) during the opening credits; heard again as Jackie drives away at the end of the film.
Tough Act to Follow: This was Tarantino's next movie after Pulp Fiction and was heavily judged against that film. Although many fans place it as Tarantino's best film, it was met with much less general enthusiasm than Pulp Fiction.
Vindicated by History: The film was not nearly as successful or influential as Tarantino's previous hit, Pulp Fiction, but some critics continue to hold it as Tarantino's best film.