Some suspect that Mr. Pink is obsessed with appearing professional because he actually has no idea what he's doing.
Pink: This is bad, this is bad, this is bad..." Pink looks at the injured Orange, then at White: Is it bad?
Some believe that Mr. White was actually in love with Mr. Orange and use it to justify him betraying all of his close friends to protect Orange.
Did Mr. White shoot Mr. Orange to stop his suffering from his obviously fatal wounds? Did he do it because he felt betrayed by the revelation that Orange was an undercover cop and his protecting him caused the death of several longtime friends? Was it Suicide by Cop? Or all three?
Who is the hero of the movie? Mr. White? Mr. Orange? Both of them? Neither of them? It's entirely up to the viewer.
Awesome Music: There's a divide between "Little Green Bag" and "Stuck In The Middle With You."
Complete Monster: Vic Vega, also known as Mr. Blonde, despite his apparently calm and clear-headed demeanor, is a callous and psychopathic criminal who makes even his own partners-in-crime wary. A flashback during the movie reveals that Vega had a history of raping "punks" in prison. Employed for a simple bank robbery, Mr. Blonde went on a rampage when one of the tellers set off an alarm, gunning down several innocent people, an action which even horrified his fellow criminals. After being left alone with a police officer he had kidnapped after the massacre, Mr. Blonde proceeds to torture him for his own amusement, slashing his face and cutting off his ear, all while singing and dancing to "Stuck in the Middle With You" by Stealers Wheel, before dousing him in gasoline and trying to set him on fire. In a movie filled with hardened criminals, Mr. Blonde stands out as a violent and sadistic psychopath.
Cult Classic: Made only $2.8 million at the box office (though this was still about double its shoestring budget), but is widely known and beloved these days, especially once Tarentino's Pulp Fiction was a smash hit and audiences doubled back to his first film.
Fanon: There are two popular, but mutually exclusive, theories about this movie's connection to Pulp Fiction, which many fans accept as canon.
The events of Reservoir Dogs occur at the same time as the events of Pulp Fiction, and the police never seem to notice any of the violent crimes in Pulp Fiction because they're occupied with the jewelry heist and its bloody aftermath.
The mysterious briefcase in Pulp Fiction contains the diamonds from the heist in Reservoir Dogs. This has at least some basis in fact, as Word of God has confirmed that the briefcase was supposed to contain diamonds in the first draft of the movie.
Nice Guy Eddie tells Mr. White and Pink to help him move the cars away from the warehouse, telling them it looks like "Sam's Hot Car Lot" out there. The warehouse where much of the film was shot was later demolished and turned into a parking lot.
Ho Yay: Mr. Orange and Mr. White in particular, as they get pretty damn emotionally intimate for two people who don't know each other too well (there's even a scene that features a Security Cling.)
Iron Woobie: Mr. Orange goes through a hell of a lot of pain and suffering, but he's still a badass.
Jerkass Woobie: Mr. White; he's a hardened criminal who won't hesitate to kill if need be, but he still have some sense of a moral code, and does whatever it takes to protect Mr. Orange, seeing him as a good kid who got shot in the gut because of him.
The characters talk plenty about how bad it is to leave someone alone with Mr. Blonde, but you have no idea how much they mean it.
In a Deleted Scene, Mr. White is mentioned to have crossed it by killing three people just because someone who had worked on a job with him was a cop. This foreshadows the violent conclusion which results from Mr. Orange confessing he's a cop.
Mr. Blonde is pretty damn creepy when he's in his psychopathic behaviour.
The infamous ear cutting scene.
Signature Scene: The torture scene with Mr. Blonde slicing off Marvin Nashs ear, complete with Stealers Wheels "Stuck in the Middle With You" playing in the background.
Strawman Has a Point: Mr. Pink had the right idea in that the gang should have found another location the minute the heist went bad. Even if the undercover cop scenario wasn't a factor the level of carnage the gang made to escape would no doubt leave a trail to their hideout.
Tear Jerker: The final scene between Mr. White and Mr. Orange.
Mr. White in the ending. Look, Mr. Blonde was a dick and he deserved to get shot 10 to 12 times by Mr. Orange, but he's on your team! Shouldn't you be more concerned that a member of your team was killed? Also, Orange said that Blonde tried to make off with the diamonds, despite Blonde being a loyal friend of the Cabots. And then you pull a gun on Joe despite the overwhelming evidence of Orange being a rat.
Lots of the problems involving Orange would have been solved if he was just sent to the hospital. On the other hand, this would've totally screwed up both his sting and the thieve's getaway.
Really, Mr. Blonde? You think it's a good idea to kidnap a cop, torture him, then try to set him on fire, all while you and the rest of your partners are wanted for a bank robbery that left several people dead, THANKS TO YOU?! If you'd lit that fire, the movie would have been over already...
For the whole main cast: wearing the suits you're about to go rob a bank with in a public diner! Even Eddie Bunker, a former criminal who played Mr. Blue, say that was something he would've never done.
The Video Game
So Okay, It's Average: The game near-unanimously received lukewarm reviews from critics and general audiences alike.