Reservoir Dogs (1992)


Movie Review

Directed by: Quentin Tarantino

Starring: Harvey Keitel, Tim Roth, Chris Penn, Steve Buscemi, Lawrence Tierney, and Michael Madsen

A film that opens with eight men eating breakfast at a diner ends with a bank robbery gone awry.  Mr. Blonde (Michael Madsen), Mr. Blue (Eddie Bunker), Mr. Brown (Quentin Tarantino), Mr. Orange (Tim Roth), Mr. Pink (Steve Buscemi), and Mr. White (Harvey Keitel) team up at the direction of Los Angeles gangster Joe Cabot (Lawrence Tierney) to rob a jewelry store.  When the police arrive eerily fast at the jewelry shop, these criminals begin thinking that they’ve been set up by Joe or that they have a mole in their group.  Their alliance breaks down quickly as they all do what they must to survive.  Reservoir Dogs, one of the most important indie films ever, is also one of the most visceral and violent flicks ever made.  It introduced the world to director Quentin Tarantino and his signature filmmaking style of nonlinear storytelling and brought a stellar group of actors together to create a cult classic.  As great as the film is, you will undoubtedly need some hard liquor to watch the famous ear-cutting scene though.  Check out Reservoir Dogs as soon as you can.



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