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Based on 23 Reviews
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fan reviews ( 1 )
  • 100
    Mick LaSalle San Francisco Chronicle

    A brutal movie, brutal in all the right ways -- brutally stark, brutally funny, brutally brutal. [30 Oct 1992] show more

  • 88
    Mike Clark USA Today

    Too lingeringly creepy to ignore. [23 Oct 1992] show more

  • 40
    Julie Salamon Wall Street Journal

    The only thing Mr. Tarantino spells out is the violence. I have seen much more blood spilled, yet I felt sickened by the coldness of this picture's visual cruelty. [29 Oct 1992, p.A11(E)] show more

  • 100
    James Berardinelli ReelViews

    Grabs you by the throat and digs its claws in deep. From the moment that the unwitting viewer tumbles into the realm of Lawrence Tierney's gang of eight, they are hopelessly trapped there until the final credits roll. show more

  • 100
    Rick Groen The Globe and Mail (Toronto)

    Reservoir Dogs sizzles - it's dynamite on a short fuse, and you watch it with mesmerized fascination, simultaneously attracted and repelled by the explosion you know will come. show more

  • 63
    Roger Ebert Chicago Sun-Times

    The part that needs work didn't cost money. It's the screenplay. Having created the characters and fashioned the outline, Tarantino doesn't do much with his characters except to let them talk too much, especially when they should be unconscious from shock and loss of blood. show more

  • 63
    Gene Siskel Chicago Tribune

    Tarantino's debut directing job acknowledges the sloppiness and silences that are typically squeezed out of most crime films, but we get the point early on and the remainder is macho posturing. [23 Oct 1992] show more

  • 50
    David Sterritt Christian Science Monitor

    I must report that Reservoir Dogs has little of intelligence to say - except for a few implicit comments on the nature of loyalty and betrayal - and that it's violent to the ponit of sadism. [5 Oct 1992] show more

  • 100

    The hippest crime flick this side of "Goodfellas," Reservoir Dogs has all the hallmarks of a modern classic. show more

  • 90
    Brad Laidman Film Threat

    The truth is that for all the controversy there really isn’t that much violence in Reservoir Dogs. The reason people were so affected was because the film shows you the true impact of its violence. show more

  • September 27, 2011 matthew9224
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    literally, this movie sucked *******. biggest waste of the past two hours of my life. time would have been better spent doing the following: licking a dogs **************** my back hair, slitting my own wrists. anyone ********* this beware, almost considered jumping out my window it sucked so bad. rather, i just shut it off. i waited an entire hour and forty-five minutes for the movie to get better. p.s. it never did.

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