Reservoir Dogs Reviews

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April 27, 2018
And while Tarantino never quite succeeds in putting around each character the sense of isolation that marks the best noirs, he carries off this exercise in lively fashion. It's more purple than noir, but it's got juice.
March 20, 2018
No one should go to Reservoir Dogs without prior thought. But what they will see is a riveting treatise on the theme of betrayal set in an urban wasteland that murders hope and makes redemption virtually impossible.
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.
December 29, 2014
Perhaps it's a bit too knowing in places, and perhaps it packs in one pop cultural reference too many, but this is an in-your-face, look-at-me kind of debut, designed to function as the calling-card of a major new talent.
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.
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.
June 26, 2013
A much-acclaimed revisionist gangster film that I found to have more style than substance.
September 7, 2011
Tarantino, in Reservoir Dogs, has made a nihilist comedy about how human nature will always undercut the best-laid plans.
March 31, 2008
Reservoir Dogs is a bad boy's movie, show-offy and more than a little decadent. Its saving grace, and its limitation, is in its cool cartoonishness. It never invites any real emotional identification with these crooks.
August 14, 2007
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.
February 27, 2007
You may not like the terms Tarantino sets, but you have to admit he succeeds on them.
February 9, 2006
A tour de force.
May 20, 2003
A small, modestly budgeted crime movie of sometimes dazzling cinematic pyrotechnics and over-the- top dramatic energy.
October 15, 2002
Those who survive it emerge in a shell-shocked euphoria -- so good and so blunt is the writing.
April 17, 2001
Tarantino exploits audience savvy, preferring to build anticipation, mesmerise, and then cut away at the climax.
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.
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