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Parent reviews for Reservoir Dogs

Common Sense says

Raw and bloody. For adults.
Based on our expert review

Parents say

age 13+
Based on 19 reviews

Kids say

age 14+
Based on 49 reviews
Parent Written bySacko November 10, 2012

Not for kids at all

Reservoir dogs is an adult cult gangstar movie which also has partial sexual references
Adult Written byroxyiscool999 June 9, 2011

Reservoir Dogs is cool Review :)

Tell your younger children under the age of 18 to leave the room because it is very violent and it's also got strong profanity whitch is definatley not sutible for an audience under the age of 18. It is an adult audience over the age of 18!!

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Adult Written byGraduateReviews May 17, 2018

Reservoir Dogs is pure 90's Tarantino... which should speak for itself.

Quentin Tarantino is widely regarded as one of the greatest directors of all time (even though his portfolio only contains eight films). His movies have gained an almost religious cult-like following, and his newer works never fail to surprise even the most hardcore fans. That being said, Tarantino's success is partially due to his knack for extreme, almost satirical violence. Reservoir Dogs was his first film to debut on the silver screen internationally and is infamous for its hilarious, pop-culture jammed screenplay, non-linear narrative, and its brutal, brutal, brutal shootouts. To put this film's violence into proper context, it is said that actor Tim Roth (whose character Mr. Orange plays a pivotal role in the story) had to be peeled off the floor of the set due to the amount of stage blood he was lying in. And don't forget about the controversial torture scene, set to the sound of Stealers Wheel "Stuck in the Middle With You." But if you're looking for Tarantino, Reservoir Dogs is the best place to begin. 15+.

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Parent of a 15 and 18+ year old Written byJared82379469 September 28, 2014

One of the most memorable masterpieces of the 90s.

Many have said that there was no real main character to this movie. But I'd say Chris Penn would be the lead actor in one of his best performances ever (and he was also great in Footloose and the Funeral), and I say that the day Chris Penn died from cardiomyopathy at the age of 40 in 2006 was the day Tarantino's popularity died down. It was sort of true because while Inglorious Basterds was nowhere near this or Pulp Fiction (which I think is Tarantino's best movie), this movie's got great performances from Lawrence Tierney of Dillinger, Tim Roth, Steve Buscemi, Harvey Keitel, and Penn, and though he may not be the lead star, it's really his movie.

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Parent of a 1, 8, 9, and 14 year old Written bythejokerspencil January 28, 2009

Adult Crime is Spectacular

Another Brilliant Tarantino Film for 18 and Older
Adult Written byilikemusik23 July 13, 2009

If you've seen a Quentin Tarantino, then you'll know what to expect

It's an excellent movie, but not for kids. There are at least over 200 uses of the f-word in it and there is ton's of bloody violence including a disturbing brutal torture sequance.

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Parent of a 4 and 6 year old Written byKvothe the Ruh April 2, 2019

Reservior Dogs

A very good movie that is not nearly as violent as people say it is. A masterpiece!

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Adult Written byFrizzy15 March 9, 2019

Clever but Violent and Extremely Vulgar

Neat thriller for older teens and adults. Clever twists and turns. Bit too much blood, vulgarity and violence for younger teens and children. It's right up there with some of the violent mob movies from the 1980s and 1990s.

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Adult Written byAbc N. June 11, 2018

Amazing

Amazing

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Adult Written byBob B. June 11, 2018
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Parent Written byDerek P. December 2, 2017

Does have positive messages

Extremely violent and disturbing but disagree that there are no positive messages because the characters are "unrepentant thieves". The positive message that can be taken from this movie is that crime doesn't pay. The thieves' plan goes disastrously wrong and it is shown very clearly that their criminality and selfishness led to mistrust and chaos for all of them, resulting in their gruesome deaths. The thieves did not win in this film. They start the movie in jovial camaraderie and end the movie as paranoid wrecks who destroy each other and themselves. Overall message: crime and selfishness lead to bad things.

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Adult Written byJoe J. March 9, 2017

Tarantino's debut that kicks ass.

Adult Written byTim d. February 22, 2017

For older kids

Lots of language, of course. There is also some very uncomfortable, gratuitous sexual talk. There is a lot of blood and some violence (mostly one torture scene). Because their is really no positive message or even redeeming qualities (except its entertainment value), I would only recommend for adults or mature teens.

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Adult Written bydarthsitkur July 23, 2016

Worst heist movie EVER

why make a film about a jewelry store heist gone wrong if you're NOT GONNA SHOW WHAT HAPPENED?, and plus, it was PAINFULLY SLOW too, it would've been forgivable if they put the botched heist and the shootout with the police in the deleted scenes section, but NOOOOO, they just HAD to leave it out. if you want a fun and fast paced heist flick with nonstop action and suspense, check out the town, cradle 2 the grave, or ronin as a few examples
Adult Written byporkchoppal August 23, 2015

Dialled-Down 90's Crime Classic Began the Career of a Modern Auteur

Violence/Gore: 8 Sex/Nudity: 5 Profanity: 10 Hedonism: 8 Mature/Scary: 6
Adult Written byslevin kelevra September 10, 2012

Great movie, 14 and up

it´s a tarantino movie. so you can expect violence, strong language, bizar figures and funny dialogs. reservoir dogs is a great movie, altough theres much of violence and swearing i think it´s okay that teens 14 and up watch it, because they can handle those offending themes

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Adult Written bypaaklapi April 28, 2012

Very violent classic

Reservoir Dogs is an amazing movie. It's also incredibly violent and bloody. Oh, I forgot to mention that it also contains A LOT of swearing. I saw this movie when I was 17 and I didn't give me nightmares. Thus I wouldn't recommend this movie for anyone under the age of 17. Yet I'd advice the 17-year-olds to think twice before watching this movie due to it's extremely violent nature. Not for people who are all ears...

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Parent of a 10 and 13 year old Written bySuperParent September 2, 2009
EXCELLENT PEICE OF ART! not to0 bad! a few violent scenes including a torture scene, and a palooza of f-words!

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