Starring: Michael Madsen, Steve Buscemi, Tim Roth, Harvey Keitel
Duration: 97 min
Tarantino’s assured debut is visceral and funny, evoking Stanley Kubrick's THE KILLING with a fractured, time-jumping narrative about robbery and betrayal among thieves. Six men, all professional criminals, are brought together by a shadowy mastermind to carry out a jewellery heist. None of them know each other. Each is given a code name, so that if one is caught he cannot divulge the identities of the others or the man who hired them. The heist goes ahead smoothly, but on the way out the police ambush them. The surviving members of the team meet up at the designated rendezvous – a disused warehouse – and this is where the drama really begins. In an atmosphere of mutual distrust, each one tries to analyse what happened. One of them is a traitor, but who is it?
7.7/10 3 ratings.