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Reservoir Dogs Reviews

January 21, 2016
The exaggerated raw violence of "Reservoir Dogs" leaves one feeling cheated in the end. For this movie isn't really about anything. It's just a flashy, stylistically daring exercise in cinematic mayhem.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
June 26, 2013
The film, for all its mayhem and fury, is too distant to be truly disturbing; it treats everything with an impatient, born-too-late shrug.
June 26, 2013
A brash, brutal crime-caper film, Reservoir Dogs has enough raw energy for 10 motion pictures and more than enough rough stuff to traumatize the sensitive. But not only does Dogs have teeth, it has brains.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
June 26, 2013
Tarantino's palpable enthusiasm, his unapologetic passion for what he's created, reinvigorates this venerable plot and, mayhem aside, makes it involving for longer than you might suspect.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
June 26, 2013
A much-acclaimed revisionist gangster film that I found to have more style than substance.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
September 7, 2011
Tarantino, in Reservoir Dogs, has made a nihilist comedy about how human nature will always undercut the best-laid plans.
Full Review | Original Score: A
August 14, 2007
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March 13, 2007
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.
March 13, 2007
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.
March 13, 2007
It's dynamite on a short fuse.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
February 27, 2007
You may not like the terms Tarantino sets, but you have to admit he succeeds on them.
Full Review | Original Score: A
February 9, 2006
A tour de force.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
May 20, 2003
A small, modestly budgeted crime movie of sometimes dazzling cinematic pyrotechnics and over-the- top dramatic energy.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
October 15, 2002
Those who survive it emerge in a shell-shocked euphoria -- so good and so blunt is the writing.
January 1, 2000
The movie feels like it's going to be terrific, but Tarantino's script doesn't have much curiosity about these guys.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
January 1, 2000
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.
January 1, 2000
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 | Original Score: 4/4
January 1, 2000
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 | Original Score: 5/5
January 1, 2000
It's brutal, it's funny and you won't forget it.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5