YMMV / Quentin Tarantino

  • Acceptable Targets: Rape Is a Special Kind of Evil in Tarantino's world, and rapists are the only criminals who always pay for their crimes.
  • Crosses the Line Twice: He loves this trope.
  • Do Not Do This Cool Thing: Most of his films walk this line. Probably most obvious in Kill Bill, where it's repeatedly lampshaded. In Inglourious Basterds, it's lampshaded in a subtle, creepy way: there is a scene where Germans are watching a Nazi propaganda movie about a German sniper who killed massive numbers of Allied troops while behind enemy lines. They are laughing and enjoying themselves before the audience is invited to laugh and enjoy themselves as the Germans get slaughtered by the undercover Basterds.
  • Internet Backdraft:
    • In 2015 he made some very controversial comments regarding his opinions on police brutality, essentially calling the cops who shot unarmed black men "murderers." This got him on the shit list of many law enforcement agencies, to the point where some are outright boycotting his films and refuse to work as security for him. Furthermore, his own father, Tony Tarantino,note  called him out for his statements, and in an interview with Fox stated that many of Quentin's own family are police officers who have been injured in the line of duty. He also managed to anger long time friend and film producer Harvey Weinstein, who has helped release many of Tarantino's films.
    • In 2018, Uma Thurman revealed he pushed her into driving an unsafe stunt car during filming of Kill Bill, which resulted in her crashing and suffering permanent injuries.
    • In 2018, a 2003 audio resurfaced where he said that Roman Polanski's rape of a 13 year old girl was not actually rape because "she wanted to have it" and “It was statutory rape. That’s not quite the same thing. ... He had sex with a minor, all right. That’s not rape. To me, when you use the word rape, you’re talking about violent, throwing them down.”
  • Overshadowed by Controversy:
    • Prior to The Hateful 8's opening, Tarantino discovered that Disney, who he had worked with on Pulp Fiction and the Kill Bill movies, had pre-booked the L.A. Cinerama Dome by ArcLight and had threatened to withhold Star Wars Episode VII: The Force Awakens from that chain if they did not screen Star Wars in place of The Hateful 8, a practice called "Clearance", which they enforced when they discovered the theater had accidentally double-booked these movies note . Tarantino was livid and went off on Disney, even though the tickets for Star Wars actually went on sale in the summer for showings during Christmas, during which Tarantino thought they were going to play his movie; ArcLight never informed him of the double-booking fiasco until the last minute, but this hasn't stopped Tarantino from vowing never to work with Disney again, and one of the last times someone made a vow like this, it was in the wake of a contract breach regarding Aladdin and Robin Williams; this was one of the steps that led directly to studio chief Jeffrey Katzenberg's acrimonious departure from the studio, though not before he sealed the deal that led to Tarantino winding up with Disney in the first place, and that is why DreamWorks, DreamWorks Animation, AND a 25-year clause against using extra Robin Williams voice clips note  for the film exist.
    • Quentin Tarantino as a whole suffered this in the wake of the revelations of Harvey Weinstein's predatory behavior and history of sexual violence, as he was the filmmaker most associated with him, not helped by the fact he admitted he knew enough to say something about Weinstein. He suffered even further blows to his image when Uma Thurman's account of her injuries and the resurfaced Howard Stern interview came about, causing an unprecedented level of backlash to Tarantino.
  • Unexpected Character: He played a blind deacon in Little Nicky, which could make people laugh out loud.