Okay, here's when we get to the decision and explanation. I was torn, it took a long time to reach a choice because both films are so similar yet so different, and I do not think the difference in quality is that apparent, it starts to come down to personal preference, but even then the differences make that hard. First I'd like to say that the claim that Reservoir Dogs becomes less entertaining when you know what happens is insane, from a technical perspective there is more than enough in that film to keep going back and finding new things, whether in the performances, direction, or any extraneous aspects one may bring in for a critical analysis of the film, to demonstrate that it's a damn fine film. I think the same can be said about Trust, but I think all the symbolism in Trust is the balancing factor to how great the dialogue is in Reservoir Dogs. Usually I hate one liners, but the way they are delivered and written in Reservoir Dogs is brilliant, add that to the wonderful stand alone dialogue and I think this really stacks up perfectly against Trust's depth.
Yet here's the deciding factor for me. Trust is such a consistent film, it has highs, it doesn't have any lows or slow sections, and its peaks are nice, but the peaks in Reservoir Dogs are just so damn high that the noticeable lows absent in Trust are almost unnoticeable. Here's the thing though, I think the same thing can be said, almost, about Blonde on Blonde in comparison to Highway 61 Revisited. Sad Eyed Lady of the Lowlands is almost enough to make up for Rainy Day Women and, to a much much much lesser extent, Just Like A Woman because Sad Eyed Lady is so damn strong and so damn powerful and so damn impressive and so damn beautiful. But on the other side you have Desolation Row, which trumps that song, and a much more consistent record, and I'd argue that just about all the songs on Highway 61 are better than Blonde on Blonde's songs anyway. But I'm getting away from my point, my bad. Trust has no Desolation Row, but I've also never been one to take many risks, I can admire and love consistent.
Reservoir Dogs B+ or 4.258792714372814523659
Trust B+ or 4.29271462371456792356195328156