Reservoir Dogs

Published September 8, 2009

Reservoir Dogs

Film info

  • Title Reservoir Dogs
  • Director Quentin Tarantino
  • Year 1992
  • Run time 1hr 38m
  • Genres Thriller, Crime
  • Tagline Every dog has his day

Four Perfect Killers. One Perfect Crime. Critically acclaimed for its raw power and breathtaking ferocity, Reservoir Dogs is the brilliant American gangster movie classic from writer-director Quentin Tarantino. They were perfect strangers, assembled to pull off the perfect crime. Then their simple robbery explodes into bloody ambush, and the ruthless killers realize one of them is a police informer. But which one?

Live blog

Time Comment
1:01  I may or may not struggle to understand these people and their brilliant accents.
5:42  The world’s smallest violin! I agree with him on tipping.
7:47  What a great start to a movie. People just sat round a table talking. Not the pretentious start I had anticipated.
10:55  Of course, I have no idea what being shot in the stomach is like but I can’t think wriggling around like that either helps or makes it any less painful?
18:10  Are you cool? bang Now I’m cool. Venting anger can be fun!
21:30  How do you drive a car with a shattered windscreen?
26:09  I really like Steve Buscemi in this. Although ‘like’ is probably the wrong word for this character.
32:04  You have to be so careful! Tell him your name one day, and where you’re from the next day, it all adds up.
35:15  I like to think that he entered the warehouse with a milkshake. I don’t think it was, but that would make me happy.
38:27  Mr Blonde is kinda good looking but loses points for, well, you know… being a maniac.
46:39  Look at that car phone! Is there anything that dates a movie as much as a phone?
55:19  Boo - the ear. I know you don’t see anything, but I am not really a fan of the needless blood and violence. This movie has so many other things going for it, like the smart dialogue and the angst of the situation.
56:49  Even Mr Blonde looked a bit disgusted by the discarded ear.
1:07:45  This is why I wouldn’t be good undercover (one of the reasons anyway). I am useless at telling anecdotes.
1:12:21  Do cops normally hang out in the toilets together? Seems odd.
1:25:15  How did Quentin get hurt though? (I forget which Mr. he is.)
1:35:24  It’s all the policeman’s fault. If he hadn’t been so insistent on telling everyone he was a cop, someone might have survived.


Another film that I have seen before, but this was a spur of the moment purchase on iTunes so I had no real thoughts or expectations when it came to watching it.

Not even slightly how I remembered it. A lot more bloody, and certainly more moody than I recalled. However, that was mostly endearing (aside from the ear), and the characters are awesome. I never quite know where I stand on writer/directors who cast themselves in movies though. At least it was only a small part.

Rating: 4 / 5

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