I have seen six of Quentin Tarantino's eight films (since he doesn't seem to acknowledge "Death Proof"). So I decided that I'd re-work my way through his filmography, including the two that I haven't seen yet. I have seen "Reservoir Dogs" before, and I think that I have come to love it more over time.
The dialogue in this film is so great. From the opening "Like A Virgin" scene to the scene where Joe assigns their names, it is truly great. Tarantino uses both suspenseful and humorous dialogue, and it works perfectly. The acting builds on the dialogue even more. Michael Madsen's performance is my favorite in the film, especially during the "Stuck in the Middle with You" scene, but Tim Roth, Harvey Keitel, and Steve Buscemi are also great. The film also uses the camera in some great ways. The cinematography is amazing.
My only real problem with this film is that they leave some of the characters completely undeveloped. It's a short film, and never feels rushed, but there are some characters that are left out of a lot of the film that I would like to know more about. Mr. Brown and Mr. Blue are underused characters, and I would have liked to have seen their backstories handled in the same way as the other characters.
So overall, I really like "Reservoir Dogs". It's not Tarantino's best, but it is a great first feature in the scheme of things. It is well-made and contains plenty of his signature witty dialogue. If you are a fan of his, watch this one again.
Big Tuna's Rating: A
How Did I Watch It?: Netflix.
Had I Seen It Before?: Yes.
Would I Watch It Again?: Yes.
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