Reservoir Dogs

Release Date: October 23rd, 1992

DVD Release Date: June 18th, 1997

R |1 hr 45 min

Plot Summary

A group of thieves assemble to pull of the perfect diamond heist. It turns into a bloody ambush when one of the men turns out to be a police informer. As the group begins to question each other's guilt, the heightening tensions threaten to explode the situation before the police step in.

Cast: Harvey Keitel, Tim Roth, Michael Madsen, Chris Penn, Steve Buscemi, Lawrence Tierney, Quentin Tarantino, Edward Bunker

Director: Quentin Tarantino

Genres: Crime drama

Production Co: Live Entertainment, Dog Eat Dog Productions

Distributors: Artisan Entertainment, Miramax Films

Keywords: Los Angeles , Pursuit , Gritty , Police officer , Amusing , Deception , Rivalry , 1990s , Dark ,

Ratings & Reviews

  • 100
    Mick LaSalleSan Francisco Chronicle

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

  • 80
    Duane ByrgeThe Hollywood Reporter

    Writer-director Quentin Tarantino is one lethal storyteller. Reservoir Dogs, even for those of us with weak stomachs, is a masterful story setup, aided and abetted by all those colorful guys in on the thing. show more

  • 40
    Julie SalamonWall 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)]

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