I thought it was a really entertaining movie, from beginning till end, brimming with style and identity. Other than Pulp Fiction, this is the only Tarantino movie I've seen thus far and I find them to be very similar, which is to be expected, I guess. I enjoyed the acting (especially Steve Buscemi's natural performance) and I thought the plot was pretty engaging.
A fantastic film which showcases Tarantino's skill at character writing, his skill at non linear storytelling, and his love of violence, gore, and 70s stylings. Visuals are not without note as well. These combined make Reservoir Dogs a classic, filled with memorable moments, and a fantastic directorial premiere.
When I first saw Reservoir Dogs, it seemed to be gratuitous violence laid over a thin plot. A few years later, I watch it again and thought it was gratuitous violence masking incomplete character development. I just watched is again and it seems to as though gratuitous violence makes up for a rather lifeless story.
First time I saw this with my Mom she made me turn it off because it was "too Tarantino" for my 13 year old mind. Now, at 18, I can say this movie was definitely not for 13 year olds (thanks mom). I loved this movie because of how real it felt. Tarantino is a master of making his movies feel realistic and also completely over the top with the theatrics. Watch it.
A young insane talent stretching for the first time. Lots of ideas and themes QT would explore later but what stands out for me every time is the weed story Tim Roth's character tells the others. The matrioshka doll-narrative in that sequence is an impressive feat from a first time writer/director.
Very violent, but very interesting. I enjoyed watching things fall apart in such a chaotic way. Could almost call it a Shakespearean Tragedy mixed with a Clint Eastwood Western the way things slowly but surely fell apart and lead into a climatic ending. Really good movie.
Quentin Tarantino's debut feature film announced his name to the world in triumphant fashion. His characters thrive in this one room story, where their dialogue and untrustworthiness and flourish. Keitel, Roth, and Buscemi are terrific, and Madsen's "Stuck In The Middle With You" scene is now iconic. Reservoir Dogs may have been trumped by Pulp Fiction, but it is still my favorite Tarantino film by far.