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Reservoir dogs

  • 08-09-2019 10:28pm
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    Registered Users Posts: 1,934 ✭✭✭ Pauliedragon


    What a movie. Just watching it now.


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  • Registered Users Posts: 8,420 ✭✭✭ EmmetSpiceland


    What a movie. Just watching it now.

    Great soundtrack too.

    He/him/his

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  • Registered Users Posts: 12,289 ✭✭✭✭ Mad_maxx


    What a movie. Just watching it now.

    What channel?


  • Registered Users Posts: 1,167 ✭✭✭ Still waters


    Overrated, like most of Tarantino's sh1te


  • Moderators, Social & Fun Moderators, Society & Culture Moderators Posts: 30,746 Mod ✭✭✭✭ Insect Overlord


    Overrated, like most of Tarantino's sh1te

    Are you gonna bark all day, little doggie, or are you gonna bite?


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 7,278 ✭✭✭ Your Face


    Tarantino was good back then.


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  • Registered Users Posts: 26,198 ✭✭✭✭ Candie


    Reservoir Dogs is my favorite Tarantino after Jackie Brown, which I feel is underrated. The Kill Bill movies left me cold though, it's not that they're bad or anything, just too...something. The soundtracks of nearly all his movies are brilliant.

    Where's my tea?



  • Registered Users Posts: 2,753 ✭✭✭ 2Mad2BeMad


    Average film. Like pulp fiction.
    Only 2 films I enjoyed from him were the westerns.


  • Registered Users Posts: 3,133 ✭✭✭ Greyfox


    What a movie. Just watching it now.

    Brilliant film although Pulp Fiction is miles better. Pulp Fiction is still the coolest thing in existence.


  • Registered Users Posts: 12,289 ✭✭✭✭ Mad_maxx


    Candie wrote: »
    Reservoir Dogs is my favorite Tarantino after Jackie Brown, which I feel is underrated. The Kill Bill movies left me cold though, it's not that they're bad or anything, just too...something. The soundtracks of nearly all his movies are brilliant.

    Jackie brown is hugely under rated, pam grier is a terrific woman


  • Registered Users Posts: 12,289 ✭✭✭✭ Mad_maxx


    Greyfox wrote: »
    What a movie. Just watching it now.

    Brilliant film although Pulp Fiction is miles better. Pulp Fiction is still the coolest thing in existence.

    In my top five list


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  • Registered Users Posts: 26,198 ✭✭✭✭ Candie


    2Mad2BeMad wrote: »
    Average film. Like pulp fiction.
    Only 2 films I enjoyed from him were the westerns.

    While Pulp Fiction never struck me as the masterpiece people say it is, it's far from an average film imo.

    Where's my tea?



  • Registered Users Posts: 10,117 ✭✭✭✭ Junkyard Tom


    Many scenes in Reservoir Dogs are stolen/copied a homage to a film made in Hong Kong called 'City on Fire'


  • Registered Users Posts: 5,696 ✭✭✭ fonecrusher1


    Reservoir Dogs and Pulp Fiction are Tarantino's best work but the Kill Bill stuff is awful ****e altogether.


  • Registered Users Posts: 3,133 ✭✭✭ Greyfox


    Candie wrote: »
    The Kill Bill movies left me cold though, it's not that they're bad or anything, just too...something. The soundtracks of nearly all his movies are brilliant.

    The greatest fight sequence (vol 1) in the history of cinema left you cold.. ok. Yeah he always gets the soundtrack right


  • Registered Users Posts: 16,753 ✭✭✭✭ everlast75


    Remember watching resevoir dogs while in college in the Cinema on Parnell Street.

    A few people walked out at the "stuck in the middle with you" scene.


  • Moderators, Entertainment Moderators, Regional South East Moderators Posts: 9,081 Mod ✭✭✭✭ ziedth


    While I would not call myself a massive fan by any means and allot of the criticism of his films can be justified I genuinely think sometimes people tend to talk down his films because it's in the thing to do.


  • Registered Users Posts: 26,198 ✭✭✭✭ Candie


    Greyfox wrote: »
    The greatest fight sequence (vol 1) in the history of cinema left you cold.. ok. Yeah he always gets the soundtrack right

    Spot on.

    Opinions, eh? It's like everyone has a different one or something mad like that.

    Where's my tea?



  • Registered Users Posts: 31,993 ✭✭✭✭ o1s1n


    Reservoir Dogs and Pulp Fiction are Tarantino's best work but the Kill Bill stuff is awful ****e altogether.

    Always thought he peaked early. I like a bit of ultra violence like the next person, but found everything after Jackie Brown a little too gory.


  • Registered Users Posts: 2,285 ✭✭✭ Underground


    I really don't get the notion that his films are super violent, he's still putting up with that stuff today. I mean at the time, yeah the ear thing in Reservoir Dogs would have been pretty shocking but it's tame enough these days, the Hostel and Saw movies make Tarantino stuff look PG.


  • Moderators, Science, Health & Environment Moderators, Society & Culture Moderators Posts: 6,290 Mod ✭✭✭✭ mzungu


    The violence is implied in a lot of his early work, and that makes it have a much greater impact.

    He got a reputation for ultra-violence and it stuck, maybe because of his screenplay for Natural Born Killers as opposed to any of the movies he wrote and directed himself.


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  • Closed Accounts Posts: 964 Reviews and Books Galore


    Greyfox wrote: »
    The greatest fight sequence (vol 1) in the history of cinema left you cold.. ok. Yeah he always gets the soundtrack right


    You know, I read a fan theory that the reason why the Bride was able to take down the Yakuza was because they were young trainlings. She had much more difficulty taking down any of the members that were balding (hence more experience) vs the younger members.



    Just an interesting take on it.


  • Registered Users Posts: 7,667 ✭✭✭ patrickc


    Once upon a time in Hollywood is top drawer


  • Registered Users Posts: 728 ✭✭✭ Los Lobos


    patrickc wrote: »
    Once upon a time in Hollywood is top drawer

    I keep hearing the opposite unfortunately. Haven't seen it yet


  • Registered Users Posts: 9,894 ✭✭✭ Canis Lupus


    When I finally got round to watching it was like.... what was all the fuss about.

    As with most of Tarantino's movies it's just a load of verbal diarrhea dressed up as 'cool' dialogue.


  • Registered Users Posts: 5,318 ✭✭✭ JustAThought


    Went to see Once Upon a Time in Hollywood the other day -major overindulgent boring yawnfest with little to recommend it and only minor violence at the end. Had the film/script (because there is no plot) been offered by anyone other than Tarrintino it would never have been produced or got past the sherdder.Total waste of 2 1/2 hours of my life. Thank God I'd bought popcorn. Avoid like the plague or better still give the tenner to the childrens hospice.

    Resevoir Dogs on the other hand was mostly a brilliant film.


  • Registered Users Posts: 1,919 ✭✭✭ simongurnick


    Django was brilliant, as was inglorious basterds. Hateful eight wasnt great so interested to see hollywood. Pulp fiction and reservoir dogs are classics at this point.


  • Registered Users Posts: 3,811 ✭✭✭ FanadMan


    Watched Kill Bill V1 on Dave on Saturday night. The usual pre-film warning was This film contains strong language and "over the top violence" :D Has to be the best description of nearly all Tarantino's films. Still love them though. And the soundtracks are brilliant.


  • Registered Users Posts: 10,423 ✭✭✭✭ Outlaw Pete


    When I finally got round to watching it was like.... what was all the fuss about.

    As with most of Tarantino's movies it's just a load of verbal diarrhea dressed up as 'cool' dialogue.

    He's convinced me, gimme back me dollar!


  • Registered Users Posts: 14,699 ✭✭✭✭ Earthhorse


    Greyfox wrote: »
    The greatest fight sequence (vol 1) in the history of cinema left you cold.. ok. Yeah he always gets the soundtrack right

    Have you actually watched any martial arts flicks?

    Reservoir Dogs is great even as, as someone else pointed it, it borrows heavily from other sources. I do think Pulp Fiction and Reservoir Dogs were his masterpieces (possibly because of his writing partner at the time) and everythinge else has fallen far short.

    Jackie Brown and Once... are decent, watchable films though.


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  • Closed Accounts Posts: 8,474 ✭✭✭ Obvious Desperate Breakfasts


    I really don't get the notion that his films are super violent, he's still putting up with that stuff today. I mean at the time, yeah the ear thing in Reservoir Dogs would have been pretty shocking but it's tame enough these days, the Hostel and Saw movies make Tarantino stuff look PG.

    I’d find the ear thing more scary, feeling claustrophobic and a bit more rooted in reality. Hostel and Saw were just torture porn.


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