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Reservoir Dogs
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by Rob Gonsalves

"Still a modern classic that never gets old."
5 stars

Movie buffs often run into people who swear they can't sit through a film more than once. Too many movies, to be certain, aren't worth even one viewing, but some demand an exception. In 1991 there was 'The Silence of the Lambs,' and in 1992 there was 'Reservoir Dogs,' a movie that seems perfect for video, where you can run it again and again.

It's not just its quality that requires multiple viewings; it's the way the plot unfolds. Making his first movie, the young writer-director Quentin Tarantino plays with time and space, and part of the excitement is how he makes everything snap together. What sounds like meaningless blather about the pros and cons of tipping a waitress turns out to be the key to understanding a character; shots that seem gratuitous and show-offy turn out to reveal more than pages of script. Tarantino is by far a more assured plotter than a director which is saying something, because he's also a purer moviemaker than 80 percent of the competition. His natural mastery of film language isn't half as exciting as his ability to use it to tell a crackerjack story. And he's written himself a gem.

In Los Angeles, mob boss Joe Cabot (Lawrence Tierney) and his effusive son Nice Guy Eddie (Chris Penn) assemble six thieves to carry out a jewelry-store heist. So that none of the crooks will know each other's identities, Joe assigns them color-coded names. In flashbacks (they're almost like dossiers), Tarantino gives us what we need to know about three of the thieves. Mr. White (Harvey Keitel), a veteran with a mild Southern accent, is the unofficial leader. He and Joe go way back, and Joe picks him because he's level-headed and experienced. Mr. Blonde (Michael Madsen) has just been released from prison, where he spent four years because he refused to snitch on Joe. As payback, Joe and Eddie cut Mr. Blonde in on the heist. Mr. Orange (Tim Roth) is a peaceful sort who, when the movie gets underway, is screaming and bleeding in the back seat of Mr. White's car. The heist, we learn, has gone bad: There was a shoot-out, precipitated by the ruthless Mr. Blonde, who lost his cool and started blasting innocents and cops alike. Two other thieves, Mr. Blue (Eddie Bunker) and Mr. Brown (Tarantino himself), are killed before they can make it back to the thieves' planned meeting place at a warehouse. With the gushing Mr. Orange in tow, Mr. White speeds back to the warehouse; minutes later, Mr. Pink (Steve Buscemi), a callous, suspicious type, shows up and starts squawking about "a rat in the house." The cops arrived at the scene too fast, he argues; they must have been set up. Which of the thieves is the rat? The plot isn't nearly as linear as I've made it sound; Tarantino supplies it in gradual dribbles, and there are surprises not just centering on who the rat is.

For a while, Reservoir Dogs seems to dawdle. Mr. White and Mr. Pink keep snapping at each other while Mr. Orange fades in and out of consciousness. This minimalist theatre of the absurd is expertly acted. Tim Roth continues the British tradition of faking American accents more convincingly than Americans can fake British accents. In the present-day scenes, he has a reason to overact; he is, after all, shot in the stomach, which, as Mr. White helpfully points out, is the most painful place to take a bullet other than the kneecap. In the flashbacks, Roth is loose and casual in Mr. Orange's words, "supercool." But mostly he functions as an appreciative listener, and when he's with Keitel there's definitely something worth listening to. Keitel (who also coproduced the film) has trouble with his own accent, but he may be the best macho grandstander in movies. This former Marine has such physical authority that he never has to oversell his toughness. Yet he's also funny, as when he takes Joe's black book away. Berating Joe mildly, as if speaking to a beloved uncle, Keitel scores a big laugh while never overstepping Mr. White's bounds with Joe. (Tierney, in his few scenes, is hilarious.) Keitel's monologue about what to do if the jewelry-store manager causes trouble is already a classic. Steve Buscemi oozes untrustworthiness, so it's a central joke of the movie that he doesn't trust anybody. In a key exchange, Mr. Pink snaps at Mr. White, "For all I know, you're the rat." Angered, Mr. White shouts back, "For all I know, you're the fuckin' rat!" Mr. Pink doesn't take offense at this: "See, now you're using your head." To Mr. Pink, everyone's a fuckin' rat. Buscemi is the movie's cynical voice of reason; he's the type of guy who says things like "I'm surrounded by idiots."

The funniest performance, though, may well be Tarantino's, though he only gives himself a few minutes onscreen. As Mr. Brown, a talkative young thief who will later drive one of the getaway cars, Tarantino dominates the pre-credits scene with his often-quoted dissertation on the meaning of Madonna's "Like a Virgin." He seems ecstatic to be holding forth at a table with some of his lifelong movie idols (Keitel, Tierney) sitting alongside him. (If you want to shoot the shit with your matinee heroes, hire them for your movie.) Tarantino's monologue is aggressive, profane, and meandering ("What the fuck was I talking about?"), much like his directorial style. Some may wonder why Tarantino, having made a vivid impression in the first reel, all but drops out of the film soon after. But really he doesn't. The first scene is his signal to us that even off-camera, he's going to tell stories, make us laugh or cringe, freak us out.

Cosmetically, Reservoir Dogs looks like a macho multiple orgasm of a film, its characters swapping "fuck you"s (and then bullets) with absurd relentlessness. (After the fiftieth "fuck," the word becomes white noise, the way it did in Scarface, GoodFellas, and Blue Velvet.) Yet Tarantino sneaks in a tender homosexual subtext, which makes the macho excesses even funnier. There seems to be more going on between Mr. White and Mr. Orange than a typical bond between thieves. The men are opposites in obvious ways (the colors that serve as their names, their physical builds) and in not-so-obvious ways (which Tarantino later makes obvious), but what they have in common is a fundamental decency. Tarantino reveals Mr. White's compassion early on, when the veteran thief argues for the importance of tipping waitresses. (He's the only one who sees it as a moral obligation.) Mr. Orange performs an act of mercy at risk of the wrath of the other thieves. There is something in Mr. Orange that draws Mr. White closer. The name Mr. Orange suggests he may be a different, more humane person underneath his streetwise exterior, his "peel." Mr. White responds to this he wants to peel away his own fake identity and relate to somebody, anybody, on human terms. Under duress, he tells Mr. Orange his name (Larry) and where he's from. In movie terms, that's the start of a beautiful relationship. When Mr. Orange is dying of a bullet in the gut, Keitel and Roth do their most intimate acting. On request, Mr. White holds Mr. Orange, comforting him; spontaneously, he takes out a comb and gently untangles Mr. Orange's sweaty hair. The scene has an erotic spark that Tarantino doesn't shy away from. The way Keitel murmurs "You've been brave enough for one day" has an unmistakable nurturing tone. If Mr. Orange asked to be tucked in and kissed goodnight, Mr. White would probably do that, too. Maybe even without being asked. Of course, this is only possible when no other men are around; and the joke of this mini-subplot is that these two can only find intimacy when one of them is on the brink of death and bleeding buckets.

The clues to the other characters can be found in the names Joe gives them. I've already discussed Mr. Orange. Mr. White, of course, is the film's moral (but not always rational) center. He's not a role model, but in this movie's terms, he's close to it; he's a professional, not "a fuckin' psychopath" like Mr. Blonde. That fuckin' psychopath, incidentally, might take his cue from "Blondes have more fun." Nothing troubles Mr. Blonde (at least not in the scenes we see; if we could see his behavior during the heist, we might get a far different impression). The heist is a game to him, and so is sadism. Preparing to mutilate a cop, he boogies to the beat of "Stuck in the Middle with You." He entertains himself and seems almost hurt that the cop isn't entertained too: How could you not enjoy being tortured by such a fun guy? (Michael Madsen proves himself a master at smooth-faced evil; he also proves that evil is most terrifying when it's soft-spoken.) Mr. Pink, a role Tarantino originally planned to play, bristles at the homosexual scent of the name. He's possibly the most cold-blooded of the thieves; he's no sadist (sadism is a fuckin' waste of time, man, let's just get the job done), but he lacks ordinary human empathy he's the one who made a big thing about not tipping, and he doesn't care all that much whether Mr. Orange dies. He's like a street-punk Mr. Spock: Logic and professionalism are more important to him than humanity, and he's in it totally for himself. So his name, which suggests softness and femininity, seems ironic.

Of the two lesser characters, Mr. Brown also balks at his name ("It sounds too much like Mr. Shit"); Mr. Blue's name may make sense if you know the backstory of the actor who plays him Eddie Bunker, an ex-con who served as this film's consultant and wrote the book (No Beast So Fierce) on which the excellent Dustin Hoffman drama Straight Time (about a thief) was based. The other men are playing veteran hard-asses; Bunker actually is one. Bunker may have been attracted to this project because Tarantino turns his tragic recividist theme from Straight Time (thieves are psychologically incarcerated in or out of jail, helpless to break their criminal patterns) into black comedy. The central event in Straight Time, incidentally, was also a botched jewelry-store heist though in that film it was shown in tense detail, whereas Tarantino keeps his heist on a hearsay level. For Tarantino, the heist holds less fascination than what happens before and after.

Critics emphasized what a camera whiz Tarantino is, but as directorial debuts go, this isn't all that show-offy. He does some smooth Scorsese pans in the opening scene, and when Mr. Blonde goes to work on the cop, the camera tilts upward and to the left, as if it couldn't bear to look. Mostly, I was aware of Tarantino's superb command of economic craft: Not a shot is wasted. When Mr. White and Mr. Pink are pointing guns at each other, the camera pulls back slowly, at length; at first it seems like a self-conscious visual allusion to how small-minded these hoods are (as well as a distancing tactic). But the camera, it turns out, is pulling back to reveal Mr. Blonde, who sucks on a soda and watches the men with quiet amusement. Suddenly he looms large in the frame, while the other two look like squabbling insects in the background.

What I consider Tarantino's masterstroke is the men's-room scene. This is a made-up story told by one of the thieves about the time he was waiting to sell some weed, went into a bathroom, and ran into four cops and a pot-sniffing German shepherd. Time stops as the thief tries to look nonchalant, taking a piss and washing his hands while the dog barks at his gym bag, which is full of grass. What's great about the scene is that not only do you forget it's a flashback you forget it's a bullshit flashback. It seems to be true and happening now, and you find yourself tensed up and sweating right along with the thief. Tarantino even pauses to let one of the (fictitious) cops tell a story about some guy he almost blew away, and you half expect the film to splinter off and dramatize his story, too.

By this point in the movie, it's clear that Tarantino loves artifice as much as realism. The script is loaded with pop-culture references: Music constantly comments on the action (and is also commented on); at least two characters talk about Charles Bronson; Lee Marvin, Charlie Chan, John Holmes, Pam Grier, and even the Thing from the Fantastic Four rate a mention. There's also a nod to Method acting, a debt to the structure of Stanley Kubrick's The Killing, and perhaps a titular tip of the hat to Straw Dogs (nobody can seem to agree on what exactly a "reservoir dog" is). The cop's mutilation may be a tribute to Blue Velvet (as well as Un Chien Andalou); the conversation between Nice Guy Eddie and Mr. Blonde in Joe's office is a better-written variation on macho rants from a lot of bad prison movies; and so on.

Reservoir Dogs has its share of obvious humor, mostly centering on droll throwaways or crude insults. Sometimes the fierceness and abruptness of the violence is funny; sometimes it's the single-mindedness of the thieves. (You feel bad for the woman Mr. Pink yanks from her car, but the desperation of his action is so perfect that you laugh.) You can't help laughing during the sickest part of the torture scene, when Mr. Blonde lifts the severed ear and speaks into it: "Hey, what's goin' on? Can you hear me?" (I tend to think more people are bothered by the sight and sound of the spluttering torture victim after the fact than by the actual torture.) Mostly you respond to the sustained tone of absurdity. As if to underscore the point, Tarantino hired the master of absurdism to provide running commentary Steven Wright as the laconic DJ of the station that plays "Super Sounds of the '70s."

The movie keeps building to the ultimate absurdity when the heated exchange of words becomes a crossfire of bullets and, sure enough, it happens, but Tarantino puts a wicked spin on it. The action is so sudden, so simultaneous, and so defiantly uninterested in a routine prolonged action-film shootout that it's hilarious. Tarantino, whose character dies earlier in a more realistic way, has the last laugh on the other thieves, which led some critics to peg him as just another hot-shot with some style and no heart. But he doesn't laugh at the men; he laughs at their macho code, which depends on the gun and ultimately can't stand up to the gun.

These dogs may finally be all bark and no bite, but that can't be said of the movie.

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User Comments

9/22/17 morris campbell savage & smart 4 stars
10/03/15 Anne one of the best movies I ever saw 5 stars
5/25/15 stanley welles dynamite on a short fuse 5 stars
10/07/13 David One of the most OVERRATED movies I've ever seen. Usual Suspects is way better! 1 stars
9/28/12 roscoe GOOD CAST, BUT BAD STORY. ONLY OKAY. 3 stars
6/03/11 Chris Conley The use of the n- word and the sadistic ear cutting scene almost ruin it. 3 stars
3/01/11 Captain Slog Chew your fingernails to the bone tension. Incredible movie 5 stars
9/06/10 Rick Peterson The most overrated film ever. It relies way too much on style and not enough on storyline. 3 stars
6/08/10 Flathead King The only good film that Tarantino has made. 4 stars
4/17/10 PAUL SHORTT BRILLIANT, IF REPELLENT, VIOLENT AND FLASHY 3 stars
7/23/09 Meatbog Plays through as an unpredictable rollercoaster leaving you giddy but wanting a second trip 5 stars
5/25/08 Reza Tayebi Overrated! 3 stars
5/23/08 magaafi absolutely SHITS on pulp fiction, and redefines 'style' 5 stars
3/24/08 ladavies A classic! Quentin got the best performances from all his actors. 5 stars
3/07/08 Quigley Not as good as Pulp Fiction, but still entertaining. Buscemi and Keitel are spetacular 4 stars
10/27/07 Carlos Idelone Great Acting, Directing. Keitel is fanrastic! 5 stars
5/08/07 Mike mind blast that stays with you 5 stars
3/26/07 Eric R Classic QT. Definitely check it out.. 5 stars
2/01/07 Melissa Tokarczyk I love this movie. One of the best! 4 stars
12/31/06 Angela Awesome from beginning to end! Tim Roth rocks! 5 stars
10/06/06 Lancelot FUCKIN AWESOME, Thomas you are a twat for saying its awesome 5 stars
6/19/06 Indrid Cold I guess I'm off base, but am I the only one who fails to see what's so great about QT? 3 stars
6/06/06 Thomas VERY OVERRATED.Watch The Usual Suspects instead 1 stars
1/15/06 Jerome Bosch Funny as hell! Side splitting fun. 5 stars
10/30/05 Dr. Lecter Most fiery ensemble acting I've ever seen 5 stars
10/10/05 Agent Sands A tightly written auspicious debut from an inarguable cinema master. 5 stars
10/05/05 Jesse Taylor Amazing filmmaking. Stuck in the Middle with You scene is very memorable. Classic opening. 5 stars
9/25/05 Arse Poet Pretty great, but not up to the standard of Pulp Fiction. 4 stars
9/24/05 Anthony G "It turned into a fucking bullet festival" Great dialouge 5 stars
9/21/05 Jonathon Holmes an instant classic 5 stars
9/02/05 Eden I'd say Tarantinos worst - but still an amazing film 5 stars
8/29/05 Dr. Zoidberg QT's most intense, best-acted movie 5 stars
7/21/05 Brandy Harrington Almost as good as Pulp Fiction! A definate masterpiece! 5 stars
7/09/05 Moctezuma I thought this was better than "Pulp Fiction", but, eh, that's just me 5 stars
7/07/05 Isaac Baranoff Cool as hell! 5 stars
5/30/05 Jake Slick fun! 5 stars
5/21/05 Jeff Anderson Two words: MICHAEL MADSEN! That's it! 5 stars
3/18/05 indrid cold What is supposed to be so great about this movie? "Look at me, I'm hip" says Quentin. 3 stars
3/01/05 keithers.. an anstonishing film with good story telling.. 5 stars
2/13/05 romeo not that good but still alrite so yeah 4 stars
2/06/05 Tom Benton One of the best films ever, an astonishing debut; cool and artistically done. 5 stars
1/10/05 Steve Michaud One of the best neo-noir crime films of the last 20 years; mesmerizing from start to finish 5 stars
12/28/04 Archanist_101 It's better a second time around... They should really consider a REMAKE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! 4 stars
8/02/04 Raf Milis Great opening, great michaell madsen but it pretty much dies out near the end... 3 stars
7/16/04 John McIntyre Crime, action, blood, what more do you want? 4 stars
7/04/04 The More You Know slick & sanguinous, somehow feels incomplete though 4 stars
5/30/04 R.W. Welch Mainly an excercise in style. Absurd ending has phantom bullet. 3 stars
5/25/04 C Vega surely the best movie tarantino has made 5 stars
5/24/04 Peter a great "film" as opposed to just a movie 5 stars
5/23/04 da hood anything with steve buscemi is awesome! 5 stars
5/19/04 Jack Sommersby Quite wonderful and colorful to start, but it eventually grows tiresome and grating. 2 stars
5/19/04 Idiot's Mouth In light of his later work, this is QT's best. Still a ripoff, but at least showed promise 4 stars
5/19/04 homer J. simpson it would be a dream to work with such outstanding actors 5 stars
5/03/04 Martin bad 1 stars
5/03/04 Jean So groudbreaking yet so full of influences, perfect in all aspect, a great one 5 stars
3/30/04 Samuel Truly badass. 5 stars
11/27/03 John yes it's that good 5 stars
11/08/03 Agent Sands (previously Mr. Hat) Excellent & overflowing with talent in all departments. Violent, arresting, & funny. 5 stars
11/03/03 Sammy I don't understand why people don't like this movie.. It is a classic! 5 stars
10/21/03 Curious George great flick 5 stars
9/26/03 tui ruti 1 stars
9/08/03 dayzednconfused f*cking amazing movie...best of all time!! michael maden is sexy too :D 5 stars
7/22/03 TLH Best "first date" movie I've ever gone to! 5 stars
6/27/03 Bananaman A real groundbreaker - shocked many, but the depth and slickness really made up for the ear 5 stars
6/23/03 AD tarantinos first wow 5 stars
6/21/03 Ghetto Smurf Easy to understand and decipher. One of my favourites. 5 stars
5/23/03 Biff Boffo The quintessence of why actors figuratively give their right nut to work with QT! 5 stars
5/20/03 Ryan F. Best independent film ever made. Much better than Quentins other two films 5 stars
5/13/03 Mr. Hat (I'm Back, Mo'fos!!!) A groundbreaking, landmark masterpiece that kicks major ass. 5 stars
3/29/03 WestcoastPunk Quentin Tarantino is a GOD 5 stars
3/25/03 Shams Huque I liked it. 4 stars
3/16/03 Jon "Thumb the Toad" Lyrik defines cool 5 stars
3/12/03 Butterball Cenobite stylish, very clever (and very bloody and amoral) film 4 stars
3/11/03 Tommy Linds This movie is a total masterpiece, i can watch it again and again!! 5 stars
3/08/03 Jack Sommersby Two-fisted macho junk. Incredibly empty and monotonous. 2 stars
2/14/03 Monster W. Kung Overrated like hell. Lots of caricatures talking about stupid things. Few good scenes. 3 stars
2/11/03 Andy Hambleton Excellent 5 stars
2/09/03 sammy its good but im black it offends me a little but it was funny . 4 stars
1/12/03 Mike All Tarantino Movies Rock Ass .. Especially This One 5 stars
12/30/02 Femme_Fataleaa Good movie 4 stars
12/16/02 Sugarfoot A freakin classic! 5 stars
10/27/02 MarktheShark6 One of the most over-rated of the early ninties...horrible, horrible 1 stars
10/10/02 LIAM JACKSON This film is fucking oustanding andi love it.the ear hacking scene is horrible but funny 5 stars
9/26/02 Morally Sound The greatest first film effort of all time! Tarantino RULES! 5 stars
9/04/02 Joe Zappa QT's first movie goes strictly by what Chef ADogg's 'badass' quote. 5 stars
7/25/02 CVJ BRILLIANT FUCKING BRILLIANT 5 stars
7/18/02 Cris Abisale If you don't like violence.If you don't like Tarantino.You will surely love Mr.Blonde.GREAT 5 stars
7/18/02 javier pretty good 3 stars
6/18/02 Film Dude Wow. 5 stars
2/03/02 Andrew Carden I Thought I'd Hate It, but It Was Very Good. 5 stars
1/11/02 Iain Anglin My All Time Favorite Movie, Tarantino Fucking Rocks 5 stars
1/03/02 Scream-Mania Gory, violent, disturbing... but it's GREAT..! 5 stars
10/25/01 Henry Ginsberg it wasn't as violent5 as most people say it is,but it still rules 5 stars
10/09/01 Mark Conway not bad, not as good as from dusk till dawn, but still enjoyable. 4 stars
10/08/01 James k "was that as good for you as it was for me" 5 stars
9/29/01 mansour imanian 1 stars
9/13/01 Butterbean A movie that can stir emotions with little budget can be classified as a classic 5 stars
9/06/01 spaceworm Grateful to have first seen this on VHS; rewound and hit play again immediately. 5 stars
8/10/01 E-Funk beautifully written...the cast is perfect. Tarantino's first film is original and cooool. 5 stars
8/07/01 Joe Zappa Kick ass! 5 stars
7/15/01 kristoff I love it. The dialogue is raw & humorous. Dig the soundtrack! =) 5 stars
6/28/01 Steve A touching love story. 5 stars
5/13/01 Pete Wrigley bump 5 stars
5/05/01 The Chosen One hilarious and witty 5 stars
3/30/01 badger hot like a cream pudding 5 stars
3/02/01 Scott This movie is ferociously paced and should be viewed by all wannabee action film directors. 5 stars
2/07/01 Kottonmouth Another convoluted piece of shit from Tarantino. Overly violent as well. 1 stars
1/27/01 Asbury Park Awesome movie, Keitel, Buscemi & Roth were great, but Madsen was brilliant!! 5 stars
1/25/01 dog an all time great movie wich only gets better every time you watch it . steve gets 5 stars 5 stars
11/18/00 The Bill Head A true modern day classic...wonderfully written, acted, and directed. 5 stars
10/29/00 steven hargreaves CLASSIC BRILLIANT LOVE THIS FILM 5 stars
10/14/00 The Bomb 69 way better than Pulp Fiction, classic cinema, Keitel and Buscemi are gods!! 5 stars
10/14/00 comeasur Top 5 all time.Better each time viewed.Rememberable dialogue.Must see. 5 stars
10/07/00 dave sperrazzo too violent 2 stars
8/25/00 Joep buscemi plays a wonderful role. beauty film!! 5 stars
8/23/00 Arjan Boekel Just see it 5 stars
8/23/00 Lisa Baker Pink and White are parts of me where I come full circle. 4 stars
8/04/00 Sillyboy Fucking brilliant. One of the best ever. 5 stars
6/06/00 Michael Margetis Excellent character development,Excellent Actors,Excellent movie, it doesn't get any better 5 stars
5/24/00 Mike Leskow Interesting characters, a brilliant plot, solid acting. Tarrentino shines here. 5 stars
4/15/00 malcolm see City On Fire - the Hong Kong film that inspired RD; stars Chow Yun Fat 5 stars
4/12/00 Eric Hinckley The Best Action/Shoot em up movie ever 5 stars
3/07/00 Matt Fucking cool film,If you like PulpFiction, see this movie NOW!And go see Boondock Saints 2 5 stars
3/02/00 bryan beckwith fuckin' amazing...if you liked this movie you'll absolutely love "BOONDOCK SAINTS" 5 stars
1/16/00 Paul I just didn't have the patience for this, dull, predictable and completely Tarantino 1 stars
1/16/00 machine Worth another rental a la DVD just to clarify the final shootout once and for all... 5 stars
12/04/99 PervertedPixie Still Tarantinos masterpiece! This is endlessly brutal! Roth bleeds to death beautifully. 5 stars
7/26/99 Michael Grimm Mr. Pink is the coolest movie personality of all time 5 stars
7/24/99 Hagbard Celine Mr. Pink is my role model. 5 stars
7/04/99 J-Dogg Decent, but script is so well written, I can't just enjoy the blood. Not campy enough. 4 stars
7/03/99 Daria I still prefer Pulp Fiction, but that was great too. 5 stars
5/11/99 Robert Williams Great fun. Well put togrther and extemely well acted. Pink ruled. 5 stars
5/03/99 The Bomb 69 Better than Pulp Fiction, Buscemi is God!!! 5 stars
4/28/99 the DUDE mr.brown-mr.blue-mr.blonde-mr,white-mr.pink-mr.orange-all fucking great man-penn&tierney ha 5 stars
4/15/99 Jon Jackson pretty fuckin' cool 5 stars
3/09/99 Go Swans That ear scene! 4 stars
2/14/99 Van Noble great movie 5 stars
2/05/99 Vick Di Brecci I prefer Pulp Fiction and Jackie Brown but I was intrigued when I saw this before either 4 stars
2/03/99 Michelle Me Belle Buscemi is just the greatest! I think Mr. Pink is possibly the COOLEST character ever!!!! 5 stars
2/03/99 James E. Laczkowski The 70s-action genre transforms into original and compelling crime story. 1 word: FLAWLESS! 5 stars
2/02/99 Matthew Bartley Yawn. Go away Quentin and come back with something interesting 3 stars
1/26/99 donkey_dew "Mr. Pink sounds like Mr. Pussy." "Well Mr. Brown sounds like Mr. Shit." 5 stars
12/14/98 Jules One of those movies you can watch over and over for ever. The birth of cool modern film. 5 stars
12/13/98 Binky An awesome film that is even more awesome on stage. 5 stars
12/10/98 Freyja A guy movie. Big time. Doesn't mean I didn't enjoy it. 3 stars
12/09/98 Cage Great film, but not nearly as good as you all give it credit for. 4 stars
12/05/98 tj one of the best movies ever made 5 stars
11/27/98 G Tarantino is amazing. Shit it's almost as good as Pulp Fiction 5 stars
11/27/98 Mr.Pink "Why am I Mister Pink?". "Because you're a faggot, allright!!". 5 stars
11/25/98 Fred Tarantino's best movie. Hands down. 5 stars
10/30/98 Silent Rob A 90 min expansion of the last 20 minutes of City on Fire. Simply great, greatly complex! 5 stars
10/27/98 cyanide rush y do i have to be mr.pink? cause your a faggot alright 5 stars
10/20/98 Johny As good as (if not better) than PULP FICTION 5 stars
10/20/98 {{{OZ}}} Phenomonal. A ripoff, but if you're gonna steal you might as well steal this well. 5 stars
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  02-Jul-1992 (R)
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