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16th Apr 2024

One of the best crime films of the 90s just dropped on streaming

Simon Kelly

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“Are you gonna bark all day, little doggy, or are you gonna bite?”

There are constant great additions to Prime Video every few days so it’s easy to miss a gem or two.

That’s why we’re drawing your attention to one of the best crime films of the 90s, which just got dropped on the streamer in the last week.

We are, of course, talking about Reservoir Dogs, the legendary debut film from acclaimed director Quentin Tarantino.

It’s hard to believe that Tarantino was just 28 when Reservoir Dogs made its premiere at the Cannes Film Festival in 1992, and it remains of of the most iconic films of his distinguished career.

The flick stars an ensemble cast featuring Harvey Keitel, Tim Roth, Chris Penn, Steve Buscemi, Lawrence Tierney, Michael Madsen, Tarantino himself, and Edward Bunker.

While the story is a simple one and follows a group of diamond thieves whose heist of a jewelry store goes terribly wrong, the execution is what makes the film really special.

Reservoir Dogs perfectly encapsulates Tarantino’s directing style from the go: ultra violent, full of profanity and oozing cool from start to finish.

One of the best crime films of the 90s just dropped on streaming

Tarantino also brings his now-recognisable pop culture references and self-awareness to Reservoir Dogs, which immediately lets the viewer know who is behind the camera.

If you don’t believe us, you can check out some of the reviews listed below for Reservoir Dogs, which holds an incredible 90% on Rotten Tomatoes.

LA Weekly – “A fond genre move that’s forever chortling up its sleeve at the puerile idiocy of the genre, a heist caper without a heist, an action movie that’s hopelessly in love with talk and a poem to the sexiness of storytelling.”

The Guardian – “No one should go to Reservoir Dogs without prior thought. But what they will see is a riveting treatise on the theme of betrayal set in an urban wasteland that murders hope and makes redemption virtually impossible.”

Daily Telegraph – “Perhaps it’s a bit too knowing in places, and perhaps it packs in one pop cultural reference too many, but this is an in-your-face, look-at-me kind of debut, designed to function as the calling-card of a major new talent.”

Entertainment Weekly – “You may not like the terms Tarantino sets, but you have to admit he succeeds on them.”

You can watch Reservoir Dogs on Prime Video now, along with a whole host of other classic 90s flicks.

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