Reservoir Dogs

July 9, 2010

One line review: It’s a movie that dripping with style, too bad that’s about all that it has in terms of entertainment.

Movie Title: Reservoir Dogs

Actors: Harvey Keitel, Tim Roth, Michael Madsen, Chris Penn

Director: Quentin Tarantino

Year: 1992

Genre: Drama

Method of Viewing: DVD

Location of Viewing: Home

Viewing with: No One

Rotten Tomatoes: 95% – You may not like the terms Tarantino sets, but you have to admit he succeeds on them.

My rating: **

My assessment (the first 101 words at least): I’m quickly learning to hate Quinten Tarintino movies. I really don’t understand where the entertainment value is supposed to come from in any of his movies. Am I supposed to be entertained just by watching these character complain and tell stories to each other? Am I supposed to be entertained by the different stories and out of order story telling? These movies are simply boring to me, a collection of strange scenes, useless characters, and one or two cool scenes that have somehow become etched into movie memory. These movies are all style, no substance, and just no fun at all.

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Pulp Fiction

October 22, 2009

PulpFiction

One line review: A strange mix of cool one-liners, unusual situations, and strangely dull scenes

Movie Title: Pulp Fiction

Actors: John Travolta, Samuel L. Jackson, Tim Roth, Amanda Plummer, Eric Stoltz, Bruce Willis, Ving Rhames, Phil LaMarr, Maria de Medeiros, Rosanna Arquette, Peter Greene, Uma Thurman, Duane Whitaker

Director: Quentin Tarantino

Year: 1994

Genre: Drama

Method of Viewing: DVD

Location of Viewing: Home

Viewing with: No One

Rotten Tomatoes: 93% – What makes the film such wicked fun is the way Tarantino delivers the familiar with a twist. He continually prepares us for one thing and then delivers another.

My rating: *** – A great movie

My assessment (the first 101 words at least):
Just like Predator seemed to be loved more for it’s over the top action and strange one-liners than for the entire movie, this movie is full of one-liners that I never knew the source for. The setting, the characters, and the winding storyline all help to make this a very enjoyable movie to watch. However, I feel this movie indulges itself far too much in all of this long, pointless dialog. When I think of this movie, I don’t think of a funny one-liner, I think of Samuel L. Jackson prattling on for 30 minutes with a gun in his hand.

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