Reservoir Dogs movie review - Aussieboyreviews


It’s more of an aftermath-of-a-heist-gone-wrong movie, but it’s full of entertaining talking and a good cast. Reservoir Dogs is excellent, violent and is director Quentin Tarantino’s first big movie.


When six criminals who have no knowledge of each other’s real identities, participate in a heist that goes horribly wrong, they begin to suspect that one of them is an undercover police officer.

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Director: Quentin Tarantino
Cast: Harvey Keitel, Tim Roth, Chris Penn, Michael Madsen, Steve Buscemi, Lawrence Tierney, Edward Bunker, Quentin Tarantino
Writer: Quentin Tarantino
Release Date (Australia): 30 July 1993
Runtime: 99 minutes/1h 39m
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Language: English

CONTENT GUIDE (warning: May contain spoilers)

Themes (MA15+)

The film features moderate crime themes and a lengthy sequence of sadistic torture.

Violence (R18+)

The film contains large amounts of blood detail and multiple scenes in which people are shot, accompanied by sprays of blood. A man’s ear is implicitly cut off and the wound is graphically depicted.

Coarse Language (MA15+)

The film features frequent and often aggressive use of the word “f**k”.

Drug Use (PG)

There are verbal drug references throughout the film.

Sex (M)

The film contains verbal sexual references.

mpaa rating

R (for strong violence and language)

Aussie boy's thoughts

Writer and director Quentin Tarantino’s aftermath-of-a-heist-gone-wrong blockbuster is very violent, original, talky and extremely entertaining. This is excitingly his first big feature film he designed and executed himself, staying far behind the 2 hour mark most of his movies run past and being one of the best heist movies of all time, without even having any actual heist sequence!

Reservoir Dogs is a simply epic heist movie centring on six criminals who are hired for a big jewellery robbery that ends up going horribly wrong, leaving the survivors to suspect that one of them is an undercover police officer. Tarantino’s story is incredibly original and is very well-made, mostly set in a warehouse and with superb performances. The excellent cast consists of Harvey Keitel, Tim Roth, Michael Madsen, Steve Buscemi, Edward Bunker and Quentin Tarantino as criminals who go by names of colours and don’t know each other’s true identities.

It’s also a great movie that perfectly fits the big cinema screen. Whilst always building an extraordinarily fresh sense of tension, the entire film has very well-written dialogue that’s constantly keeping us engaged, but it makes some decent points as well. There’s lots of well-expressed frustration, especially during the prolonged disagreements between the characters. And another thing this movie cleverly does is jump back and forth in its story’s certain points throughout its timeline. Definitely see this movie if you appreciate violent and profane crime movies that were released during or before the 90s.

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