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After a simple jewelery heist goes terribly wrong, the surviving criminals begin to suspect that one of them is a police informant.

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Storyline

Six criminals, who are strangers to each other, are hired by a crime boss, Joe Cabot, to carry out a diamond robbery. Right at the outset, they are given false names with the intention that they won't get too close and will concentrate on the job instead. They are completely sure that the robbery is going to be a success. But, when the police show up right at the time and the site of the robbery, panic spreads amongst the group members, and one of them is killed in the subsequent shootout, along with a few policemen and civilians. When the remaining people assemble at the premeditated rendezvous point (a warehouse), they begin to suspect that one of them is an undercover cop. Written by Soumitra

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Rated R for strong violence and language | See all certifications »

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23 October 1992 (USA)  »

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$1,200,000 (estimated)

Gross:

$2,812,029 (USA)
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The line "Let's go to work" is often attributed to Reservoir Dogs, but in fact comes from The Professionals (1966), one of Tarantino's favourite movies. See more »

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Reflected in car window when Mr. White opens the door after Mr. Brown crashed it into the standing car. See more »

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A Neo-Violent Joy
17 July 2002 | by (San Antonio, Texas) – See all my reviews

This is without a doubt one of the best movies I've ever seen and definately deserves its position on the Top 250. It's an acquired taste, but if you've been desensitised to violence (as i have), then you will want to watch this again from the minute it ends. Every single actor was perfectly fitted for its character. Steve Buscemi as the squirrely Mr. Pink, Harvey Keitel as the veteran Mr. White, and of course, Michael Madsen as the phsycotic Mr. Blonde. The list goes on and on.

Some people said that the violence was unnecessary and didn't move the plot forward as it did with Pulp Fiction. I agree, but the violence was used to develop the character's personalities. It showed their disregard for human life and that our anti-heros saw killing a cop as being as stepping on a cockroach .

I urge future viewers of this movie not to instantly compare it to Pulp Fiction and enjoy it as it's own film. An interesting thrill-ride crime drama from beginning to end, I give this film *****/*****


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