"Reservoir Dogs" is a crime thriller film written and directed by Quentin Tarantino, and released in 1992. It follows a group of criminals who are brought together for a jewelry heist, and the aftermath of the robbery when it goes wrong. The film is known for its use of nonlinear storytelling, strong violence and language, and its iconic characters and dialogue. It was a critical and commercial success, and has been widely praised for its writing, direction, and performances. However, it is also controversial due to its graphic violence and has been banned in some countries.