Monday, 23 March 2015
Film Review - Reservoir Dogs (Quentin Tarantino, 1992)
Fig 1. Reservoir Dogs Poster.
A considerable strength within this film is in its storytelling. The story is split-up and mixed around so that the film follows a completely non-linear track. As a result, the audience is constantly faced with past events in strange orders, that don't completely tie in or make sense until the grand finale of the film, which is finally in the present. Usually this would be a risky manouver for any director, but it is done extremely well. Details slowly become known at a steady rate and the audience can keep easily. The story in this film feels just as organic as any linear story.
Tarantino, Q (1992) Figure 1. Reservoir Dogs Poster. https://cinefilles.files.wordpress.com/2012/12/reservoir-dogs-poster.jpg (Accessed on 22/03/15)
Tarantino, Q (1992) Figure 2. Warehouse Still. http://www.dvdactive.com/images/reviews/screenshot/2012/1/resdogsbdcap6_original.jpg (Accessed on 23/03/15)
Bilson, A (2014) http://www.telegraph.co.uk/culture/film/filmreviews/11311308/Reservoir-Dogs-review-raw-and-exciting.html (Accessed on 23/03/15)
Dawson, J (s.d.) http://www.empireonline.com/reviews/reviewcomplete.asp?DVDID=6455 (Accessed on 23/03/15)
Ebert, R (1992) http://www.rogerebert.com/reviews/reservoir-dogs-1992 (Accessed on 23/03/15)