Jackie Brown Movie Review 1997

Information and Film Reviews for Jackie Brown the Movie

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Tarantino finally climbs back into the director's chair with his leisurely but satisfying adaptation of Elmore Leonard's "Rum Punch." No, it's not "Pulp Fiction," but it could do for Pam Grier what "Pulp" did for John Travolta. Grier stars as out-of-luck-and-options stewardess Jackie Brown, who runs money to Mexico for ruthless arms dealer Ordell (Jackson). Busted on one of her errands, she comes up with an intricate plan to get out from under, hopefully with the money and without getting caught or killed. Slower and less bloody than Quentin fans are used to, but as usual, he gets killer performances from everybody. Cool dialogue and chronological shifts are again key ingredients, along with a hightened sense of character development. Fonda and De Niro make the most of small (but crucial) roles, but it's Forster (another '70s whatever-happened-to refugee) who provides the standout performance. The look and feel of the movie reflects the dingy world it inhabits, as well as Tarantino's love of '70s blaxploitation flicks.


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Available on VHS
Running time 155 minutes.

Cast and Crew

Crime Drama, Stewardesses, Scams, Stings & Cons, Cops, Books to Film: Elmore Leonard, L.A.
Quentin Tarantino
Pam Grier, Robert Forster, Samuel L. Jackson, Robert De Niro, Bridget Fonda, Michael Keaton, Michael Bowen, Chris Tucker, Lisa Gay Hamilton, Tommy (Tiny) Lister, Hattie Winston, Aimee Graham, Sid Haig
Guillermo Navarro
Quentin Tarantino
Mary Ramos, Michelle Kuznetsky
Lawrence Bender, Bob Weinstein, Harvey Weinstein, Richard N. Gladstein, Elmore Leonard, A Band Apart, Miramax Films

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