One of the best crime movies of it's time and the debut of an iconic filmmaker of the last 20+ years. It's also one of those awesome movies that largely takes place in one location. Well written, character drive, and brilliantly violent, it is an early signal of how great Tarantino would become throughout his career.
Great film, great dialogue, tells a good action packed story, without going overboard on the action. The flashbacks are well placed and executed, you are as confused as the characters the whole time. I really enjoyed this films pacing of the story line, and The Mr Orange/Mr White dynamic. Would recommend watching.
It's to convey how out-of-this-world this movie was when it first came out. When I saw it about a third of the audience walked out. And it wasn't just the violence, it was the dialogue. I've grown weary of Tarantino but he really did change American cinema with this and Pulp Fiction.
the uncomfortable casual racism that pervades a lot of tarantino's films is here even in his debut, but that aside the movie succeeds in establishing an interesting premise and unfolding it at just the right speed to keep you interested. a few nice shots despite the limited setting.