After a simple jewelry heist goes terribly wrong, the surviving criminals begin to suspect that one of them is a police informant. "Reservoir Dogs" was the film that put Quentin Tarantino on the map. This was the first film he directed, and it was done with such class that you are left stunned that this was his rookie film. The directing, the producing, the plot, and the acting were sublime. For a story line so straightforward, the actors had a real challenge to highlight what their characters are all about. But, surprisingly, every actor did his job just fine, giving us a great performance, making us believe that they were real criminals in a documentary.
The film features a non-linear narrative which puts a refreshing spin on the typical beginning, and end archetype. These flashbacks allow the viewer to piece together the heist; basically giving the viewer a chaotic feeling much like the films characters. It also allows for some entertaining dialogue: the conversation between Mr. White (Harvey Keitel) and Mr. Pink (Steve Buscemi) discussing the psychotic Mr. Blonde (Michael Madsen) going trigger-happy at the bank. Their discussion paints a menacing picture in our heads; so when Mr. Blonde is finally revealed we realize his subtle, malevolent nuances. Speaking of Mr. Blonde his torture scene is one of the most gruesome, and hilarious scenes (he listens to Stealer's Wheel's "Stuck in the Middle With You") ever filmed
Oh yeah, and Mr. White mentions previously being partnered up with a woman named Alabama. I think we can figure out which ending to "True Romance" is canon to Tarantino's world from that.