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Reservoir Dogs (1992)

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Running time: 1h 39min
Directed by Quentin Tarantino
Written by Quentin Tarantino, Roger Avary
Starring Harvey Keitel, Tim Roth, Michael Madsen

Reservoir Dogs, a gritty, dialogue-heavy heist-movie focusing on the aftermath of a job gone wrong, is arguably one of the most important films of the 90’s, being the directorial debut of former video store employee Quentin Tarantino. Reservoir Dogs and the immense success of his second film, Pulp Fiction (1994), launched a career that made Tarantino one of the most influential and imitated directors of our time. Reservoir Dogs is rough around the edges, and it is also not a crowd-pleaser; the cast is nearly entirely male and there’s plenty of violence, profanity, and usage of the dreaded N-word before Samuel L. Jackson was able to give QT the N-word pass. Is it still a good movie after 30 years?