Reservoir Dogs (1992)
Mr. Blue (Edward Bunker), Mr. White (Harvey Keitel), Mr. Blonde (Michael Madsen), Mr. Orange (Tim Roth), Mr. Brown (Quentin Tarantino) and Mr. Pink (Steve Buscemi) are a group of random thugs working for set-up man Joe Cabot (Lawrence Tierney) and his son Nice Guy Eddie (Chris Penn). Their job is simple – rob a jewelry store of precious diamonds and be in and out with no problems, however, when the heist goes horribly wrong, Mr. Blonde goes out of control, Mr. Orange gets shot and Mr. Pink is convinced someone is an undercover cop.
The first film directed by Quentin Tarantino (Pulp Fiction, Kill Bill, Jackie Brown), Reservoir Dogs shows the audience what happened before and after the heist, but doesn’t show what happened during. The different characters drive the story without much action, since it happens off screen. Harvey Keitel, Michael Madsen and Steve Buscemi given convincing performances and take on the major roles of the story. Just as in any Tarantino films, there are plenty of dialogue rants that have nothing to do with the story, but just give him a way to show off his writing, but the true writing is the story in its entirety. Reservoir Dogs is an entertaining and thrilling tale that put Tarantino on the map.
9/10 Stars – Great story, great characters and great thrills. Perfect heist movie without seeing any of the actual heist.
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