Every dog has his day.
A botched robbery indicates a police informant, and the pressure mounts in the aftermath at a warehouse. Crime begets violence as the survivors -- veteran Mr. White, newcomer Mr. Orange, psychopathic parolee Mr. Blonde, bickering weasel Mr. Pink and Nice Guy Eddie -- unravel.
I like Quentin Tarantino's films.
I've not seen all of them yet but I've seen a few. Reservoir Dogs was one that I first saw back in 1993. It was a pirate of a laserdisc version that was doing the rounds at school at the time and having heard a lot about this allegedly amazing film, I gave it a shot.
This was at about the time when I had just started to immerse myself in films in a big way and had started to become interested in Hong Kong films especially. Considering this film's procurement of one of its most iconic scenes from City On Fire, it was probably a good time to watch it and I thought it…
"It's a metaphor for big dicks."
#47 on Berken's Favorite Movies Of All Time
It's telling, perhaps, that out of all his acting roles in his own and Robert Rodriguez' movies, Quentin Tarantino always feels most appropriately cast when he's a perverted storyteller, as in Reservoir Dogs and Desperado, or a sadistic bastard, as in Django Unchained.
For my money, the twisted glee that made him right for those roles and gives his movies much of their personality as a director and writer never made for a more resonant experience than in his breakthrough, Reservoir Dogs. In the characters of Mr. White and Mr. Blonde, Tarantino sets up two opposing world views - White is a criminal who will do…
The art of storytelling is something that is not to be underestimated. Not only does Tarantino show in his directorial debut that he knows how to tell one, he also shows he knows how to add style, a good dose of veneer and thus makes something extraordinary out of something that has been done many times before.
In essence the premise is simple. A heist that goes wrong, shown in the preparation stage and the resulting messy aftermath. Nothing new there. But what Tarantino does is mess up the chronology, add a huge amount of amazing dialogue that serves no purpose other than to entertain and plays a soundtrack in the background that is as much an ode to the…
"Eddie, you keep talking like a bitch, I'm gonna slap you like a bitch."
Tarantino's classic Reservoir Dogs was on Showtime last night so I couldn't in my right mind pass up a re-watch. It's been several years since I last re-watched it, but every time I do it holds up really well. Tarantino is known for great dialogue and that skill is definitely on display here. The film is very dialogue based so for it to work it had to be expertly written and Tarantino succeeds with flying colors. Each actors lines seem to fit there character to a tee and the entire cast delivers them to near perfection! The interactions between each character are a treat…
Film #26 in Driver’s December Death Penalty AKA The December Project , which is part of Cinebro's The December Challenge. 1 month, 100 movies.
"Was that as good for you as it was for me?" - Mr Blonde
As a modern Wild Bunch, Reservoir Dogs carries a large amount of revolutionary cool with it. The central premises are similar (ageing criminals find themselves in a pickle after a bank robbery is thwarted by over-eager cops), as are the levels of controversial violence. But enough comparison, on with Dogs itself...
It's just one of those films that I can sit down and watch and not get bored of. The torture-scene twist still gets me like it does the first time, and…
Probably one of the cleanest Quentin Tarantino films I have seen so far. Ha, this film came out when I was born, LORD JESUS I'M JUST A BABY. But holy shit, this film was incredible. The whole cast, the whole fucking cast worked so well together, they were hysterical, the things these guys said were absolutely priceless. The whole film was intense and screaming with perfection. The script right off the bat you can tell that Quentin wrote it, it's funny and outrageous.
What I loved most about this film, was the sheer fact that half the time the characters are fucking yelling at each other or bleeding...and how dramatic it is, of course.
I also loved how Quentin Tarantino…
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Reservoir Dogs is the film that started it all for Tarantino.
It's also the the first to showcase his trademark style of film making with its interesting, funny dialogue and characters that are as loveable as they are devious and merciless. Much of the story unfolds out of order (not unlike Tarantino's legendary work after this one) and may catch some people off-guard but other than that, this movie finds beauty in simplicity and relies mostly on its fantastic characters to move the story forward.
Many people think that this is QT's greatest film and while I may not agree with that statement, I can wholeheartedly say that it IS truly great.
Clever, cool and just plain awesome. Tarantino deserves all accolade for Reservoir Dogs. It is a story that keeps you engaged at all times. Each scene is iconic. Each character is quotable. It is a film that makes you think just as the credits roll, 'man that was one hell of a film'.
This review reportedly contains spoilers. I can handle the truth.
No comments for this one, epic with the more surprisingly ending I've ever seen.
Neither has a directorial debut gone off with such aplomb. I watched this with friends who, like me, had seen this many times before, and in our pretentious little bubble, we couldn't stop commentating on how genius all of the scenes are. Cementing Tarantino in modern cinematic canon, Resevoir Dogs is still one of the best debut films in recent memory.
«You're acting like a first year fucking thief! I'm acting like a professional!»
It's hard for me to look at this film objectively. Seeing this in a movie theater in Russia, terribly dubbed and through the silhouettes of couples walking out during "the ear" scene was probably the most impactful film-related experience in my life, for many reasons, including a relief- and excitement-filled realization that "real cinema" doesn't have to be boring as fuck.