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Review: Revenge is served up Southern-fried in 'Pawn Shop Chronicles'

Review: Revenge is served up Southern-fried in 'Pawn Shop Chronicles'

Nearly two decades after its release, "Pulp Fiction" is still inspiring imitators. The latest is Wayne Kramer's gonzo exploitation flick "Pawn Shop Chronicles," which, like Quentin Tarantino's movie, features interconnected stories, digressive conversations about pop culture and unrestrained violence. The twist: It all takes place in the South — or at least the South that still proudly flies the Confederate flag and worships at the altar of Gen. Robert E. Lee. Kramer, 10 years removed from his lone critical success, "The Cooler," and writer Adam Minarovich aren't exactly aping Tarantino, if only because they don't have the talent or...

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