Reservoir Dogs

Quentin Tarantino's directorial debut is raw, violent, often mimicked -- and unforgettable. 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 (Harvey Keitel), newcomer Mr. Orange (Tim Roth), psychopathic parolee Mr. Blonde (Michael Madsen), bickering weasel Mr. Pink (Steve Buscemi) and Nice Guy Eddie (Chris Penn) -- unravel.
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NYT Review
Crooks regroup at warehouse after heist. Brutal and dazzling, via Tarantino. Read the review
Rotten Tomatoes: Fresh 96%
Critics' score: 96   Audience score: 93   Rotten Tomatoes page
Top Rotten Tomatoes Critics

It's brutal, it's funny and you won't forget it. full review

Hal Hinson, Washington Post

Undeniably impressive pic grabs the viewer by the lapels and shakes hard, but it also is about nothing other than a bunch of macho guys and how big their guns are. full review

Todd McCarthy, Variety

It's unclear whether this macho thriller does anything to improve the state of the world or our understanding of it, but it certainly sets off enough rockets to hold and shake us for every one of its 99 minutes. full review

Jonathan Rosenbaum, Chicago Reader

It's dynamite on a short fuse. full review

Rick Groen, Globe and Mail

You may not like the terms Tarantino sets, but you have to admit he succeeds on them. full review

Ty Burr, Entertainment Weekly

A small, modestly budgeted crime movie of sometimes dazzling cinematic pyrotechnics and over-the- top dramatic energy. full review

Vincent Canby, New York Times

A nod to such noir crime classics as Stanley Kubrick's "The Killing," the movie's more than savvy sensationalism. Suspense, horror and humor are expertly interwoven. full review

Desson Thomson, Washington Post

The movie feels like it's going to be terrific, but Tarantino's script doesn't have much curiosity about these guys. full review

Roger Ebert, Chicago Sun-Times

It's extremely well-acted, written with flair and directed by a 29-year-old first-timer, Quentin Tarantino, who always knows where to put the camera, when to cut to a flashback and how to draw the best work from his brilliant cast.

John Hartl,

The writing is crisp and clean, providing line after line of snappy dialogue designed to leave the viewer alternately pondering and laughing aloud. full review

James Berardinelli, ReelViews

Those who survive it emerge in a shell-shocked euphoria -- so good and so blunt is the writing.

Duane Byrge, Hollywood Reporter
full review by David Ansen, Newsweek
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  • Release Year: 1992
  • MPAA Rating: R
  • Runtime: 100 min
  • Available From: Jun 01, 2011
  • Queued by: 4770 people
Directed By
Quentin Tarantino
Harvey Keitel, Tim Roth, Michael Madsen, Chris Penn, Lawrence Tierney, Edward Bunker, Quentin Tarantino, Randy Brooks, Kirk Baltz

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