Reservoir Dogs

Reservoir Dogs

DVD - 2006
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After a botched bank robbery, the gang meets up in a warehouse, only to suspect that one of them is really a cop.
Publisher: Santa Monica, Calif. : Lionsgate, [2006]
Edition: 15th anniversary ed
Call Number: DVD F RESE
Characteristics: 2 videodiscs (ca. 100 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in

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never seen Keitel give a bad performance (apparently he was in Apocalypse Now, and was replaced by Martin Sheen). he's rock solid here. I had never SPOILER ALERT!!!! seen an officer of the law suffer violence, but Michael Madsen doles it out to a blue uniformed guy, in this film. I thought the Madonna reference cool, too, but am just uncertain that it really added anything to the theme of the film. if you really have a Madonna jones going on, see TRUTH OR DARE, even SHANGHAI SURPRISE. hey, RD is a Tarantino film, you get what you expected. JACKIE BROWN is better.

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TheSandoz
Jul 05, 2017

As QT's first film as both writer and director, Reservoir Dogs indicates a remarkably fully formed cinematic sensibility. Watch Tarantino before he lost the plot.

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breemu
Oct 23, 2016

Gruesome, tense, every moment a tightly strung wire. Except for that one, completely unexpected moment right in the thick of things where I laughed so hard I had to pause the movie. A true mastery of craft.

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JackPurcell
Aug 28, 2016

Interesting movie.....

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JihadiConservative
May 25, 2016

This movie is a unforgettable experience with excellent dialogue, characters, and story. The cinematography is absolutely superb. Like all the Tarantino films, this movie is one of the greatest films ever made.arantino truly defined and separated himself with this one. Most of the things that made Pulp Fiction the all time great film it is can be seen here first. From the inside the trunk looking out shot seen at the beginning of Pulp Fiction to the intertwined but not chronologically ordered storyline. Travolta & Jackson even wear the same cheap suits as the crew in Reservoir Dogs. The dialogue is what sets this film apart. It is much like Pulp Fiction in that it is usually not plot driven. The opening scene at the diner in Reservoir Dogs in which they talk about the meaning of a Madonna song and why tipping your waitress is important immediately reminds you of the in-car discussion about Vincent's time in Amsterdam, the name of a Quarter Pounder in France and the condiments Europeans use on their fries in Pulp Fiction. People talking naturally about relatable and common topics over breakfast, just as they would whether they were criminals, businessmen or anything in between. The bank robbery the movie revolves around is not even discussed until after it has already occured. The plot can be a little confusing for first time viewers but after another viewing or two it's actually quite clever and intricate. A great movie that's even better when you consider it's an indie film originally. Granted, it did win the Sundance Film Festival but it is so well done it seems like a much more polished film than many independent films. I truly appreciated it after having watched and fallen in love with Pulp Fiction. From the catchy tracks at the right times to the great all around style the movie has, this movie is textbook Tarantino. If you like his unique and brilliant brand of movie making you will certainly appreciate this movie. Pulp Fiction probably wouldn't have been the overwhelming success it was without Reservoir Dogs setting the table and making us feel so comfortable with the stylistic details and storytelling method Tarantino employs in his movies. This along with Pulp Fiction made Tarantino a legend. Django, Inglorious Basterds, Hateful Eight among others just truly shows that Tarantino is the greatest filmmaker of all times. Not only greatest, but quite possibly the most influential. Everything was perfect about this movie, I have watched it four times and never get bored of it. A true keeper for anyone who appreciates his unique and undeniable genius in filmmaking.

Marinetti Jul 07, 2015

Tarantino's first film- and quite a scorching debut it was- it was when he still possessed a fiery originality of vision that made his reputation as a director to watch. Whether he's fulfilled that promise with his later films is something that is up for debate. Great acting all around ( except for Tim Roth- he never quite nailed that American accent ).

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TheJoker
Nov 12, 2010

The first time I saw Reservoir Dogs it literally blew me away. Excellent film and brilliantly acted!!! The dialogue is very original (especially Mr. Brown's interpretation of Madonna's "Like a Virgin"). Seriously one of my favorite movies that cannot be missed!

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SpaceMonkeyMafia
Oct 20, 2010

excellent movie

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Anarchy_Bunny
Oct 13, 2009

It was a tough choice between this and Pulp Fiction as the best Tarantino film thus far. Honestly, the rawness of Reservoir Dogs wins out and the fact that it feels less manufactured than Pulp Fiction (the dancing scene with Travolta, for example - Walken's monologue for another). Great performances and excellent dialogue.

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DavidB
Mar 07, 2009

If you're going to watch a Tarantino film it should be for the love of dialogue and unusual characters. This film has been criticized as being exessively bloody. But in this film the violence is supposed to be secondary to the converstaions of the characters who just so happen to be ruthless criminals.

So in between the scenes of murder and mayhem it's interesting to hear these petty criminals talk about mundane things. They argue like children when tensions rise. This film won accoldaes for it's novel and minimalist approach to a crime drama film -- and rightly so.

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JihadiConservative
May 25, 2016

Sexual Content: Some pretty graphic references.

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JihadiConservative
May 25, 2016

Violence: Reservoir dogs is known for its extremely violent and gritty shootouts with pools and buckets of blood. And then there is the controversial ear cutting scene.

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JihadiConservative
May 25, 2016

Coarse Language: f bombs left right and centre. Used around 300 times.

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DavidB
Aug 15, 2009

Sexual Content: The film opens with Quentin Tarrantino graphically explaining the hiddedn sexual meanings in Madonna's song "Like a Virgin".

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DavidB
Aug 15, 2009

Coarse Language: Don't watch if you're easily offended bad swear words because every other word is profane in this film.

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DavidB
Aug 15, 2009

Violence: Sadism set to the greatest hits of the 70's.

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micky93 Mar 26, 2012

Mr. White: If you shoot me in a dream, you're gonna wake up and apologize.

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