Four Rooms


Time Out says

It's New Year's Eve in a Hollywood hotel; Ted the bellboy (Roth) is on his own. In Anders' episode, a witches' coven is after his semen; in Rockwell's he stumbles into a SM marital nightmare; Rodriguez has him looking after two mischievous children; and Tarantino reruns an 'Alfred Hitchcock Presents...' yarn involving a machete, a drunken wager, and a pinkie. Ted is the lynchpin, but Roth's is a gibbering, fidgeting, nervous breakdown of a performance. Only Rodriguez paces and shapes the material; his virtuoso story has the authentic black comic lunacy of a Tom and Jerry cartoon brought to life. And Tarantino? Unwisely holding court as a Hollywood star, he offers further proof of his own acting limitations, with dialogue so patently Tarantino-esque it might be intentional self-parody. Most worryingly, his self-conscious, meandering takes raise doubts about his hitherto infallible cinematic intuition. They should have called this 'One Room' and released it as a Rodriguez short.


Release details

97 mins

Cast and crew

Quentin Tarantino, Allison Anders, Alexandre Rockwell, Robert Rodriguez
Robert Rodriguez, Allison Anders, Alexandre Rockwell, Quentin Tarantino
Marisa Tomei
Sammi Davis
Valeria Golino
Jennifer Beals
Lana McKissack
Quentin Tarantino
Antonio Banderas
Tim Roth
David Proval
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