Movie Reservoir Dogs (1992)

Watched 20120116 4PM (Netflix, Instant, HD) (English subtitles)
Watched 20120116 11PM (Netflix, Instant, HD) (English subtitles)
Watched 20130306 (Netflix, Instant, HD)
Reservoir Dogs (1992) Quentin Tarantino. 99 min

Reservoir Dogs
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I've been wanting to watch this movie for a while and I finally get around to watching it. In fact, I get around to watching it twice in a day, though not in a row. This is certainly rare. I came short of watching The Good, The Bad, The Ugly (1966) twice in a day and I've seen Dr. Horrible's Sing-Along Blog (2008) twice in a day (in fact in a row) twice. I don't remember what compelled me to watch it again, but I would infer that I thought it was a great movie.

When thinking of movies to compare it to, the first thing that comes to mind is The Departed (2006). Intuitively, I like The Departed better. I suppose that's because it was more straightforward, while Reservoir Dogs has non-linear elements and a thriller. Unfortunately, I dislike the fact that the thriller element is lost about halfway into the film. Suddenly the movie changes and I have to adjust my interest. This would be fine if the movie had a twist other than the obvious, but to me there were no twists to be had. Along this line, the pacing of Reservoir Dogs might have been rough around the edges compared to the pacing of The Departed. It's also possible that I like The Departed better than Reservoir Dogs simply because I like the mix of actors in The Departed better than those in Reservoir Dogs, which in turn might be from recognizing more of the actors in The Departed than the actors in Reservoir Dogs.

In any case, overall Reservoir Dogs is an excellent movie. I'd give a general recommendation to watch this movie, but a definite recommendation to fans of crime movies.

Remark: I have not seen Pulp Fiction (1994). Edit: I watched Pulp Fiction on 20130608.

Instant Comments During First Viewing:
interesting movie
@38 min Remy Martin
the shots off in the three gun draw happens so fast
great ending. some welcomed ambiguity.
fun music

Instant Comments During Second Viewing:
hmm this is one of those movies where the ending... well I guess it's over a little before the ending. but the ending... anyways...
I put this movie on in the background while blogging
the one thing is why is Mr. White so adamant about his standpoint? I mean I sort of understand character personalities, but he seemed to be excessively stubborn about it [that is, beyond that which I imagined his character would behave]
oh yeah, that's a hard one to hear for. I turned the film back and turned the volume up. as Mr. White says "I'm sorry kid we're gonna do time" or whatever, you can hear the cops telling Mr. Pink to put his hands up. You can hear Mr. Pink reply. Though I'm not sure how that conversation ends.

Wait a minute...
While this was still a good movie, I didn't enjoy it as much as the first two times I watched it.

It had been long enough since watching that I had forgotten some of the plot, but soon enough that I had remembered the overall plot. Consequently, the movie lost some of its shock value.