Genre Grandeur – Reservoir Dogs (1992) – MovieRob – Encore Review


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For this month’s next review for Genre Grandeur – Heist Films, here’s a review of Reservoir Dogs (1992) by Me

Thanks again to Drew of Drew’s Movie Reviews.  for choosing this month’s genre.

Due to the Jewish holiday of Passover which falls out this year at the end of April, I will be mostly unavailable for a week, so I decided to postpone GG until May.

May’s Genre has been chosen by Damien of Riley Central. We will be reviewing our favorite Adventure Movies.

Please get me your submissions by the 25th of May by sending them to damienadventure@movierob.net  Try to think out of the box! Great choice Damien!

Let’s see what I thought of this movie:

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reservoir dogs“I can say I definitely didn’t do it because I know what I did or didn’t do. But I cannot definitely say that about anybody else, ’cause I don’t definitely know. ” – Mr. Pink

Number of Times Seen – Too many to count (numerous times on Video, DVD and on Cable,  Mar 2013 and 27 May 2014 and 22 Mar 2016)

Link to original reviewHere, here and here

Brief Synopsis – A team of jewelry thieves must try and figure out who ratted them out when their heist goes severely wrong.

My Take on it – For my final entry in this month’s genre, I chose to go with another great heist movie that is so descriptive in its dialogue that there is no need to even show the heist itself.

Majority of the film takes place in the aftermath of the heist with some flashbacks telling us about the characters which helps the viewer get a better idea of how it all was planned.

This was Quentin Tarantino’s first film and he really came out of the gate with full guns blazing (pun intended).

His characters are perfectly created, his dialogue is superb and descriptive like we know something by QT should be.

From from the first scene we are treated to a sample of hiw great a writer he is because he knows how y too make the conversations feel real because they also discuss contemporary pop references along with discussions about the crime they plan to commit.

This is one of my favorite QT films because not only is it perfectly shot but it’s relatively short unlike most of his future endeavors which although amazing do sometimes run a bit long.

Amazing cast led by Harvey Keitel, Tim Roth, Michael Madsen, Chris Penn and Steve Buscemi.

After you see this, I can pretty much promise that you’ll never be able to listen to the song ‘Stuck in the Middle’ without ever thinking about this movie…. PURE GENIUS.

Bottom Line – Amazing script that has such detailed dialogue that there is no need to show the actual heist. Proof that Tarantino is a great writer and director because he was able to come out of the starting gate with guns blazing. Short and sweet which makes it unique in QT’s repertoire. Excellent cast led by Roth, Buscemi and of course Keitel. You’ll never be able to listen to the song ‘Stuck in the middle’ without thinking of this film. Highly Highly Recommended!

MovieRob’s Favorite Trivia – In an interview on BBC in 2009 Quentin Tarantino said he was proud the movie is often on top ten heist movies even though you never actually see the heist. (From IMDB)

Rating – Oscar Worthy (no change from original review)

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