Reservoir Dogs was the first film by one of the most unique and eccentric contemporary filmmakers, Quentin Tarantino. Few directorial debuts have been so bold and carefully constructed. This would be the first time filmgoers would witness his trademark nonlinear narrative, his amazing dialogues, his iconic characters, his brutal depiction of violence, his sick sense of humor, and the eclectic soundtrack all of his films have. It's all here and it is as great or perhaps greater than ever, since…
Following a robbery gone wrong, a group of criminals regroup at a warehouse and try to figure out what went wrong.
5 Great Things
1. Some of Tarantino's best dialogue. ("Let me tell you what 'Like a Virgin's about")
2. Career best performances by Harvey Keitel, Tim Roth, and Michael Madsen.
3. K-Billy's Super Sounds of the 70s
4. A hilarious, twisting plot
5. The mother of all Mexican standoffs
1992's Reservoir Dogs Is One Of My Favorite Films, I Like It Because It Was 16 Years Old In 2008.
When 'Dogs' made the critics get up and take notes, the reporters also jumped in.
Reporter: 'Did you go to any film school?'
Tarantino: 'No, but I went to the films.'
Then Tarantino gave the world a 'bubblegum crime-film' with its share of noir and black comedy and Travolta: Pulp Fiction, 1994. An ensemble piece of strong, bad ass characters, played by a old school, method A-list. The cloak and dagger (some has-been) A-list, that said things like:
I like this film a little more every time I watch it... It's hard for me to imagine something coming together so well for a first time filmmaker but then again, I think producer Harvey Keitel may have had a little something to do with it... He gave the film's best performance and as a producer, I'm sure his experience was called upon for day to day guidance of the process....
Editor, Sally Menke's influence on this film was key as well...
I like Tarantino, but not this his first film. The story is lacking in my view and amounts to no more than a few bloody set pieces. I can see why people rave about his second film, Pulp Fiction, but not this one, although I know I am in a minority in not liking it.
Motherfucker, I'm trying to watch 'The Lost Boys'
Filme independente mas MUITO bom! Roteiro impecável e uma boa dose de sangue!
I wasn't completely sure what to expect from this movie. I knew it was violent and explicit. And it was. It seemed to start from the middle of the movie (it did that as well) and continued that. It was good seeing the character's stories before the heist. It was a good movie and it is easy to see it is Tarantino's first movie, but it is a great first movie.
Joe: Mr. Pink
Mr. Pink: Why am I Mr. Pink?
Joe: Because you're phaggot alright!!!
"We got places all over the place."
This became such an instant crew classic the night we watched it in Jason DiNovi's basement during a birthday party in eighth grade, and rewatched every night thereafter for probably six months, that it's easy for me now to consistently forget how good it actually is - there are so many moments, particularly in the superior back half, where information is revealed (like who shot Mr. Orange, my favorite example) that illuminates not only previously darkened patches of plot but…