Quentin Tarantino has been hailed as one of the greatest writer/directors of our time and before this, I had only seen one of his films (Pulp Fiction).
Though Reservoir Dogs is not as great as Pulp Fiction, it is still a very enjoyable film and even better when you realize this was Tarantino’s directorial debut.
The actual ‘Dogs’ of the movie are all fantastic. Harvey Keitel, Tim Roth, and Steve Buscemi are the main three in the film and I would say they make the movie, as long as you know they aren’t the only characters who are awesome. Steve Buscemi is probably my favorite because of how raw and negative he is, but all of the actors really knock it out of the park.
Then the script to the movie is pretty good. Pulp Fiction being my favorite script (or best written film) ever, hardly anything compares to it, so granted this was not as good. There were a few times that I had to remember something from earlier in the movie that didn’t seem relevant, but other than that the script really was top-notch.
And the directing of this movie was really good too. I would even argue this movie is directed better than Pulp Fiction which is saying something.
I guess if I had to find another negative, it would be the lack of ‘wow-factor’ this movie has. That will be a term you hear me use more throughout my reviews (especially with my Top 5 Worst and Top 10 Best at the end of the year). Anyway, by wow factor I mean that the movie wasn’t as awesome as it could have been. Reservoir Dogs was a really enjoyable time, but it wasn’t something that blew my mind or anything. It was an enjoyable time that I thought was well worth it.
Because of the lack of wow factor yet the great performances and cool story, I think it’s a peg above ‘just positive’, even though I didn’t feel as though I NEEDED to see it again.
So guys, those are my thoughts on Reservoir Dogs. I know my thoughts could probably be seen as ‘controversial’ since most people LOVE this movie, and since I’m not perfect I would love to hear your opinions on it! Let me know in the comments down below. And as always, thanks for reading guys.