I watched Reservoir Dogs again a few days ago after a very long time, and I have got to say that I like it more than ever.
After I had seen all the Tarantino films, I put RD at the bottom, I just thought it wasn't as good as his others. I would still probably put it at the bottom of the list, but in my opinion, it has gotten better.
I did notice one or two flaws, but what the fuck? To knit-pick at a film, a DEBUT film for a basically unknown director who had no formal training is just retarded. I can't remember a debut film for any other director which was this good, I really can't.
For QT to be so ambitious so as to make film with a complex narrative structure, the non-linearity is just a testiment to the man. I mean even in his first film, he had such confidence in his filmmaking and in his audience. This guy basically started at the top and is just getting better and better. I have seen films from more established filmmakers who even after years and years of making film still aren't as ambitious as they'd like to be because they're scared the audience won't get it or won't like it.
For me, and I'm sure this is true for everybody that watches this film that at no point do we say "what the fuck is going on?" because we know we are in good hands. We know from what we have seen earlier in the film that what we need to know will be revealed to us at some point.
The acting is brilliant in this. Buscemi, Keitel, Roth, Madsen and Penn do a great job. I have still yet to see a bad performance from an actor in a QT film. This shows just how good a director he really is. Sure, some parts are a tiny bit flawed (acting-wise) but even that suits the rough, gritty style of the film. This is an uncomfortable film, some of it is hard to stomach, the cinematography adds to this and I think the style is brilliant. Yes the film isn't as pretty as Kill Bill, but it isn't supposed to be that way. It's everything you would expect from a film dealing with violence, blood, guns and crime.
I also noticed a few things I hadn't before such as when Nice-guy Eddie says "I'm sorry, I didn't hear you. What did you just say?" a similar line is said in Kill Bill and Jackie Brown, must be some sort of in joke.
I think for people to say stupid shit like "I think one guy messed up a line, it wasn't as smooth as I'd like it to be" just shows that the other aspects of the film are so good that you have to resort to pointing out even the smallest of errors and one's which probably aren't even errors at that.
I love the soundtrack, I love how the screen goes blank a lot of the time with just sounds coming out, I love the witty dialogue - all now classic QT traits.
To also say that "I think you should look at it objectively and not as a fanboy", well how the fuck do you think we became fanboys in the first place? We watched RD, thought it was brilliant, became fans and love it. We can't go back now and say "oh no, I was wrong to love this film, it's actually shit, I mean one guy doesn't say a word as fluently and smoothly as I would have liked and they should have done another take of that one scene, that's it I've made my mind up, this is the worst film ever!!!11one". Fucking retarded.
If you watch the film with the INTENTION to pick out flaws and be as critical as you can, you sure as hell WILL find those flaws. Every film has them. Yes, EVEN Kill Bill does. Nobody or nothing is perfect. Accept it and get the fuck off QT's back. He doesn't owe you shit.