By Mike D'Angelo
Updated October 23, 1998 at 04:00 AM EDT

Released theatrically in the U.K. but consigned to video here, Dad Savage borrows its basic plot (small-time hoods arguing about a botched robbery in a dingy room) from Reservoir Dogs, but bears little trace of the faux-hipster dialogue and casual nihilism that have capsized most of the crime dramas swimming in Tarantino’s wake. As the title character — a line-dancin’, shotgun-totin’ good old boy trying to figure out which punk killed his son — Patrick Stewart is impressively menacing, though it’s sometimes hard not to imagine that the entire film is taking place on the Enterprise‘s holodeck. B-