Written and directed by Quentin Tarantino, Reservoir Dogs is a cult classic, non-linear, American crime story that jumps back and forth in time, piecing together for the audience how a band of professional criminals react to a situation which didn't play out quite as they had expected it would. A secret among thieves creates an unresolved tension that pits dangerous minds against one another in a paranoid revisitation of the fine details, as they point fingers at one another in search of the one to blame for their great failure.
This movie is filled with violence, profanity, and cultural references that are a signature of Tarantino's film making. Even the good guys don't seem to be able to get away unscathed by the whole experience. The way the film jumps around is such that it requires the audience to pay close attention to detail to fully grasp what is going on.