Reservoir Dogs
Reservoir Dogs (1992)

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… More

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Rated: R
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Release Date: November 5, 2002
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92%
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94%



Critic Score: 92% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Terrence Rafferty
New Yorker

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.

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Gene Siskel
Chicago Tribune

A much-acclaimed revisionist gangster film that I found to have more style than substance.

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David Nusair
Reel Film Reviews

...one of the most impressive debut features in cinematic history.

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Jay Boyar
Orlando Sentinel

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.

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Owen Gleiberman
Entertainment Weekly

Tarantino, in Reservoir Dogs, has made a nihilist comedy about how human nature will always undercut the best-laid plans.

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Total Film

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.

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Kenneth Turan
Los Angeles Times

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.

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Todd McCarthy
Variety

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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David Parkinson
Radio Times

Brash, abrasive and unrelenting, this is a must-see.

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Flixster Audience Score: 94% Flixster User Reviews
Mark Walker
"Somebody's stickin' a red hot poker up our asses and I wanna know who's name's on the handle" Before becoming a cinematic auteur… More
Eric S
What a film! I don't really have enough good things to say about this one. A perfect example of a film that works on every level. A somewhat simple story… More
xGary Xx
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Edward Boxler
Quentin Tarantino's marvelous debut is not only a great heist film, it's an incredibly satisfying low budget Indie that demonstrates Tarantino's… More
Sanjay Rema
A unique directorial debut from a unique (but very overrated) director. Tarantino writes and directs this ultra vulgar/violent film and the cast, particularly… More
Eugene Bernabe
Quentin Tarantino's magnificent mixture of violence dialogue and humor once again reigns supreme in this crime masterpiece. Reservoir Dogs is a daring tale… More

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