8KQT #2 – Reservoir Dogs (1992) – Encore Review 5

“You shoot me in a dream, you better wake up and apologize.” – Mr. White

Number of Times Seen – Too many to count (numerous times on Video, DVD and on Cable, Mar 2013, 27 May 2014, 22 Mar 2016, 13 Jan 2020 and 15 Aug 2021)

Link to original reviewHere, Here Here, Here and Here

Brief Synopsis – A group of diamond thieves try to figure out what went wrong after things get messed up during the ‘job’.

My Take on it – This was my first exposure to Quentin Tarantino’s talent.

I first saw this film on video not long after it came out and immediately fell in love with the premise and execution of it all.

The film rests largely on the script which is so descriptive, that they manage to create a heist film without ever needing to show the heist itself.

The viewer gets a full visualization of everything that transpires solely via the description within the conversations between the various characters.

The acting is superb here and each of the actors cast in these roles seem perfect in all that they do.

Despite having an ensemble cast, they all have such electric chemistry with one another that helps keep things so engaging and entertaining from start to finish.

The background music on the soundtrack adds so much to the film and its atmosphere.

Love the fact that they use Steven Wright as the voice of the DJ because his smooth voice really helps with the tone of everything that goes on.

This film was the start of the Tarantino snowball effect and despite having numerous other great films, this one still remains my favorite because of its simplistic nature.

Highly Highly Recommended!

MovieRob’s Favorite Trivia – Armed with $30,000 and a 16mm camera, Quentin Tarantino was all set to make the film with a bunch of friends, including his producing partner Lawrence Bender, who was going to play Nice Guy Eddie. It was then that Tarantino received an answerphone message from Harvey Keitel, asking if he could not only be in the film, but help produce it. Keitel had gotten involved via the wife of Bender’s acting class teacher, who had managed to get a copy of the script to him. Keitel’s involvement helped raise the budget to $1.5 million. (From IMDB)

Rating – Oscar Worthy (10/10) (no change from original review)


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