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.
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.
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.
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