Kinda picking and dabbing through that link ....
"Like I said, the fact that it is so much about womenís relationships is I think itís why critics have tended to find it so unappealing."
I think it's more that all of Tarantino's women are like pseudo-Tarantinos. QT's writing ends up feeling more forced when pushed through a group of young women "just being girls" than it does pushed through a group of fictional gangsters. Tarantino's dialogue is ambitious and strong, but somewhat limited in tonal scope. I know a guy whose chief problem with QT is that "everyone in QT's movies, sounds like QT." I don't fully agree, but I understand where a criticism like that is coming from. I think the males in QT films are able to slip into the skin he gives them a little more naturally and that part of the reason for that is the character of the writing itself. With female characters, you feel them "acting" it out more. It is a less natural extension of their normal behavior/rhythm.