Parents' Guide to

Reservoir Dogs

By David Gurney, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 18+

Raw and bloody. For adults.

Movie R 1992 100 minutes
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A Lot or a Little?

What you will—and won't—find in this movie.

Community Reviews

age 14+

Based on 30 parent reviews

age 13+

Fun debut from Tarantino

Great use of dialogue, memorable characters, dark moments, make this fun to watch. It can be pretty violent especially with a “certain”someone’s ear.
age 16+

Is It Any Good?

Our review:
Parents say (30 ):
Kids say (68 ):

Resevoir Dogs ranks as one of the finest, and most gut-wrenching, crime dramas ever, but is certainly not for the faint of heart. Even at this early stage in his career, Tarantino does expertly builds tension, interweaving scenes of the aftermath of the thieves' foiled heist with scenes depicting them getting ready for the heist.

The film also features great performances from a knockout cast including Steve Buscemi, Harvey Keitel, and Tim Roth.

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