This is signature Taika Waititi who does seriousness and gravatas undercut with the tension of hilarity. The writing and directing is so good that it feels like you’re there, on a reservation in Oklahoma and I love that they use Native American talent and crew. Best of all, it’s not cheap laughs. It provokes the LOLs because of nuance or a subtle exchange between characters.
Reservation Dogs follows the lives of four Indigenous teenagers in rural Oklahoma, as they spend their days committing crime, and fighting it.