The gang then starts to suspect that someone among them is a police informant, and set about trying to work out who the traitor is.
Interestingly, Reservoir Dogs shows events before and after the heist, but never the heist itself. However, this really works for the film, and makes it stand out from other movies in the crime and thriller genre. Never showing the heist brings your attention to other things, such as the richness of the characters and the screenplay, and makes you focus on the drama of the gang politics, rather than on a central action sequence.
This film, despite it’s many homage’s, feels very original. It is Tarrentino at his best. The screenplay is excellent: fast paced, witty and thrilling. Each performance is as strong as the last, bringing the colourful gangsters to life. The cast is also a fantastic line up, including Harvey Keitel (Mr. White), Steve Buscemi (Mr. Pink), and Tim Roth (Mr. Orange). The film is sometimes shocking, and keeps you on the edge of you seat from beginning to end.
Reservoir Dogs is a refreshing and tense edgy thrill ride of a film. It is also a humongous amount of fun to watch. In short, Reservoir Dogs is everything you want and expect from a Quentin Tarrentino film.
Director: Quentin Tarantino
Stars: Harvey Keitel, Tim Roth and Michael Madsen