Quentin Tarantino rocked the film world with this powerful and controversial debut movie. Set mainly in a warehouse in the aftermath of a bungled robbery the story gradually unfolds to introduce the colour-coded gangsters and the planning of the crime step by step, through Tarantino's trademark flashbacks. Four have survived after a police ambush - betrayed. What went wrong and who is the betrayer?
- Reservoir Dogs review by Jawbreaker
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I can still recall seeing Reservoir Dogs for the first time and stumbling out of the cinema, shocked by the experience. Here was a film about a botched bank robbery that brought a certain freshness to the genre, although its use of violence remains self indulgent and thoughtless. This blu ray features a strong high definition transfer but this format highlights the low budget origins of the film. The gritty urban feel of the environments and blood letting are very noticeable by their limitations. This doesn't detract from the fabulous dialogue and soundtrack which remain key components. With the exception of Pulp Fiction its a real shame Tarantino hasn't challenged us much since this explosive debut.