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Reservoir Dogs (1992)

R  |   |  Crime, Drama  |  2 September 1992 (France)
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After a simple jewelery heist goes terribly wrong, the surviving criminals begin to suspect that one of them is a police informant.



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Release Date:

2 September 1992 (France)  »

Also Known As:

Perros de la calle  »

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$1,200,000 (estimated)


$2,812,029 (USA)

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17 July 2002 | by (San Antonio, Texas) – See all my reviews

This is without a doubt one of the best movies I've ever seen and definately deserves its position on the Top 250. It's an acquired taste, but if you've been desensitised to violence (as i have), then you will want to watch this again from the minute it ends. Every single actor was perfectly fitted for its character. Steve Buscemi as the squirrely Mr. Pink, Harvey Keitel as the veteran Mr. White, and of course, Michael Madsen as the phsycotic Mr. Blonde. The list goes on and on.

Some people said that the violence was unnecessary and didn't move the plot forward as it did with Pulp Fiction. I agree, but the violence was used to develop the character's personalities. It showed their disregard for human life and that our anti-heros saw killing a cop as being as stepping on a cockroach .

I urge future viewers of this movie not to instantly compare it to Pulp Fiction and enjoy it as it's own film. An interesting thrill-ride crime drama from beginning to end, I give this film *****/*****

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