As an exercise in style, Jackie Brown is a refinement of the innovative elements Tarantino employed in the Reservoir Dogs and Pulp Fiction.
| Original Score: C+
Working from an Elmore Leonard novel, Tarantino has created a gangster fiction that is never larger than life and sometimes smaller.
Give (Jackson) the best-actor Oscar for his picture-perfect performance as a gun-running criminal whose vocabulary is as vulgar as his occupation.
| Original Score: 3.5/4
[A] flawed but stylish and moderately entertaining crime thriller.
| Original Score: 6/10
His latest offering is as vibrant as any he has produced.
| Original Score: 4.5/5
Quentin actually made a REAL movie, with believable characters and performances, rather than just repositories for clever dialog.
| Original Score: 3.5/5
Tarantino's attention to smart, witty dialogue, and the stepped up last half of the film make the feature worthwhile.
| Original Score: 7/10
On the surface, Jackie Brown -- based on Elmore Lenoard's novel Rum Punch -- is a caper movie, full of guns, drugs, purple profanity and bloody murder. But scratch the surface and you find a love letter.
A great, quirky little film that gets better every time you watch it.
| Original Score: 4/4
A potboiler, and a fairly good one
Achieves the soulful edge lacking from Tarantino's previous efforts. Forster and Grier's performances deserve to join the short-list of all-time greats.
| Original Score: 5/5
Jackie Brown isn't the movie-length adrenaline rush Pulp Fiction was, but it deepens and broadens Tarantino's storytelling.
| Original Score: 4/5
Um filme divertido que se ressente do choque entre os personagens criados por Elmore Leonard e os concebidos por Tarantino.
| Original Score: 3/5
Beyond the grasp of most directors, this is tour de force stuff -- definitely meriting the price of admission and almost worth the three-year wait.
| Original Score: 3/4
In this quirky film directed by Quentin Tarantino, two middle-agers are forced to take stock of their lives.
Grier logs her best performance since Fort Apache the Bronx as a flight attendant who gets nabbed transporting illegal amounts of cash into the country.
While this is not his best work to date, it is still a solid piece of moviemaking that shows he has more range as a writer and director than many wanted to give him credit for.
A leisurely and easygoing diversion that goes down easy enough but is far from compelling.
| Original Score: 2.5/5
This is the movie that proves Tarantino is the real thing, and not just a two-film wonder boy.
Both Jackie and Grier manage to stay tough and independent throughout, which seems a credit to both the actress and her director.