It does deliver on its premise: the characters debate on who the mole is and what happened to the rest of the group. It also shows events prior to the heist itself, with Tarantino employing a simple diner conversation to introduce the main players of the movie. This leans heavily on the plot and performances of the actors. While they do give good performances, it wasn't what I expected, quality-wise.
It's not a bad piece of film. It employs a style that is present in Tarantino's work, but I didn't like this as much as I liked Pulp Fiction and Jackie Brown, two films that also came out on the same decade. Looking at this and the latter two films, it wasn't as memorable, or as emotion-inducing as the two were. I was a bit let down by this, but if one hasn't seen anything by Tarantino, I would suggest watching Reservoir Dogs as a starter.
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