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In 1992, Reservoir Dogs transformed Quentin Tarantino practically overnight from an obscure, unproduced screenwriter and part-time actor to the most influential new filmmaker of the 1990s. The story looks at what happens before and after (but not during) a botched jewelry store robbery organized by Joe Cabot (Lawrence Tierney). Mr. White (Harvey Keitel) is a career criminal who takes a liking to newcomer Mr. Orange (Tim Roth) and enjoys showing him the ropes. Mr. Pink (Steve Buscemi) is a weaselly loner obsessed with professionalism. Mr. Blonde (Michael Madsen) has just gotten out of jail… More
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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 92%

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"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."
‑ Terrence Rafferty, New Yorker
"A much-acclaimed revisionist gangster film that I found to have more style than substance."
‑ Gene Siskel, Chicago Tribune
"...one of the most impressive debut features in cinematic history."
‑ David Nusair, Reel Film Reviews
"This movie is not for everybody. It's for hardly anybody. Fans of this kind of paperback-style bloodbath, however, will be held by the promise of a resolution as outlandish and as the rest of the picture."
‑ Gary Thompson, Philadelphia Daily News
"Reservoir Dogs is hideously ugly in its materials, but in the sure way it's made and the vividness of the performances, it's a thing of beauty."
‑ Stephen Hunter, Baltimore Sun
"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."
‑ Jay Boyar, Orlando Sentinel
"Tarantino, in Reservoir Dogs, has made a nihilist comedy about how human nature will always undercut the best-laid plans."
‑ Owen Gleiberman, Entertainment Weekly
"No matter how many times you've freeze-framed the bit at the end, it's still up there with Die Hard and Taxi Driver as one of the great once-a-year indulgences."
‑ , Total Film
"The film ends without a satisfying resolution, since these characters are so ugly only an agonizing affliction would qualify as just deserts. Crime doesn't exactly pay in this case, but it doesn't cost enough either."
‑ Ralph Novak, People Magazine
"Exuberance over violence is mostly reined in. Coiled male panic and ricocheting accusations carry the action. At its best, at a time before Tarantino became all show, Reservoir Dogs reveals masculinity as a bloody, savage, two-faced performance."
‑ Brian Gibson, Vue Weekly (Edmonton, Canada)
"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."
‑ Kenneth Turan, Los Angeles Times
"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."
‑ Todd McCarthy, Variety
"Brash, abrasive and unrelenting, this is a must-see."
‑ David Parkinson, Radio Times
"A superb character study of tough guys turning on each other, it is also an edgy drama about the dissolution of trust."
‑ Candice Russell, South Florida Sun-Sentinel
"Undoubtedly one of the best films of the 1990s, and probably one of the best directorial debuts of all time, Reservoir Dogs announced the arrival of one of contemporary cinema's hottest talents -- and he came out shooting."
‑ , Film4
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