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Foxy Brown Reviews

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½ May 6, 2014
This was supposed to be a sequel to Coffy. Then they changed the name of the character to Foxy Brown. These movies came out in the 1970's and used as many under-employed black actors and actresses as they could. Most of them had worked only in television before. The stories were directed at black audiences. The really bad guys were all white and the good guys were all black. The essence of the movie is that Pam Grier plays a woman whose boy friend is an undercover Federal Drug Agent but whose brother is a drug dealer who owes the drug supplier a large sum of money. The drug agent undergoes plastic surgery to escape from the drug dealer's hit men. Foxy Brown's brother figures it out and sets him up to pay off his drug debt. After the Drug Agent is killed, Foxy confronts her brother and forces him to tell her who his contact is. It's a Madame whose boyfriend smuggles Heroin from Mexico. They say it's Mexican Heroin but there are no Mexicans in the movie. Foxy then passes herself off as a call girl and is hired by the Madame. After she exposes a judge she is supposed to entertain in exchange for a light sentence for some drug dealers. After the judge passed a stiff sentence the drug smugglers kidnap Foxy and turn her over to some hillbilly drug cookers. After they rape her she escapes and blows up the drug lab. She then meets with some Black Panther types who are anti-drug and somehow they know who the pilot is whose going to fly in the next drug shipment. She meets the pilot in a bar and convinces him to take her with him. Somehow they know where the drug handoff is going to take palace. The Panther type vigilantes raid the site and Foxy Brown crashes the plane into the shed were all the bad guys are. They take the Madame's boyfriend and it is implied that they mutilate him. Foxy Brown takes the boyfriend's parts to the Madame in a mason jar. She hides a gun in her Afro hairdo and uses it to shoot the body guards. She shoots the Madame in the arm but let's her live. As an excuse to see a naked Pam Grier the movie is OK, but it's pretty lame. If you watch the TV shows Battlestar Galactica, Starsky and Hutch, Charlie's Angels, and Laredo you will see some of the actors who are in this movie.
December 30, 2013
As a fan of Blaxploitation films, this one is a classic. In a sort of sequel of Coffy, also staring Grier. Grier goes out for revenge against a drug empire who assaulted and killed her boyfriend. You don't really come to these movies for the stories, but for the fun of it all, the cheesy dialogue, the bad acting and film making techniques, and this film does not disappoint. Grier is a bad ass, sexy vigilante out for justice. Not as good as Coffy, but still good. One to watch on a late night.
December 19, 2013
1972's The Godfather Is My Fourth Favorite Film.
December 6, 2013
Vigilante-justice film flickers between camp and chauvinism, slam-bang action and sexist idiocy. Best enjoyed with your tongue firmly in cheek and your political correctness gene locked out in the backyard.
November 14, 2013
This was a black film for black audiences so who cares what white folk ( the majority of the commentators here ) care or think ?
September 16, 2013
In one word Pam Grier. It begins and ends with her. The first true female action star in my opinion and this is just one movie that showcases her charisma. Not the best film but without a doubt it's never boring and even though its rough there is a sense of fun to the whole thing. But mostly your glued to the screen by pure Pam magnetism.
½ August 25, 2013
Pam Grier is great in the title role in this movie. Grier has great charisma and she is a joy to watch here. The plot is nothing spectacular and the script is average but it is a well made revenge movie. If you are a Pam Grier fan then you should definitely check out this movie.
June 20, 2013
Fab cheesey movie its funkadelia at its best!
½ June 9, 2013
Early 70s Exploitation film that is filled with action, suspense and spawns a new type of hero in a post Civil Rights era. Director Jack Hill was known for a lot of these movies, and this is his crowning achievement. Pam Grier is full of sexiness and attitude as she breathes life into Foxy Brown and helped establish her as the first female African-American hero in film. This film doesn't skip a beat as it is action packed with great fight scenes, clever escapes and sneaky undercover tactics, all with a musical score that rivals 'Shaft.' Look for Captain Spaulding himself, Sid Haig, in a very late scene in the film.
½ April 25, 2013
This is one baadass movie and Pam Grier sure is Foxy!
April 10, 2013
You really only need to make it as far as the dope opening credit sequence, before determining you've made the right choice for your evening movie.
The title character here may be Pam Grier's greatest role. And that's saying something. All the performances in this are tight, though. The casting of Kathryn Loder as "Miss Katherine" is as close to genius as casting gets. And Antonio Fargas, who plays Foxy's brother, Link, is simply one of the realest dudes ever to be in a flick. Hey, Sid Haig even shows up for a brief reunion with Pam!
A memorable soundtrack and score, by Willie Hutch.
And ultimately, Writer/Director Jack Hill shows why he's the genre master. Flawless structuring, dynamite dialogue, smooth cinematography. Even some great intentional humor. (Check the scene where Foxy's man is scolded for trying to get it on with her in the hospital.)
Not sold yet? Let's try this:
There is a sequence in which Foxy fights her way out of a "dyke bar," using barstools and wall art.
April 7, 2013
Great movie and I love Pam Grier! She's awesome and sexy as always. Definitely worth a view. Favorite line in the movie: "Death is too easy for you, bitch. I want you to suffer!"
March 18, 2013
Works even better on the big screen than when I saw it years ago (before I gave it like 2 1/2 out of 4 stars, now it's closer to 3, relative I guess). High art? Fuck that noise, Jack. If Coffy was Crank, this is Crank 2: High Voltage - here, Jack Hill doesn't really pretend to make an actual movie. He's just fucking around, proud of it, and everyone is in on the joke (not that Grier doesn't pull out a few genuinely dramatic scenes, like her speech about justice to the brothers). By the time the airplane chases down a hood, it is completely ridiculous, and the very end of the movie doesn't make much sense logically for what the purpose of Foxy should be after - listen, the woman will still be dealing drugs, what is gonna stop her, a flesh wound on her arm? - but it's still a crazy ride through sex, violence and mayhem as only AIP could have done way back when. See it with an audience if you can, it's much more enjoyable, especially with a scratchy print.
February 11, 2013
A Blaxploitation classic. Pam Grier is amazing.
January 20, 2013
A classic Blaxploitation film. It's dated and goofy, but it's still fun. Pam Grier had already proven herself in Coffy, but this really boosted her career.
January 6, 2013
I'd say I'm a fan of blaxploitation flicks, but I really didn't like Foxy Brown at all. Bad dialogue, bad direction and kinda bad everything. Now I understand is supposed to be bad, but my five year old cousin could do better than this. There are a few funny/cool moments but they are quickly forgettable. You have the bad B movies that you just love then you have the really God awful ones.... this is one of those.
½ December 10, 2012
Pam Grier..very sexy, very dangerous in this old school action flick
December 7, 2012
ID WATCH THIS! SEXY BROWN!
Super Reviewer
November 23, 2012
One of the seminal Blaxploitation films of the seventies, and one of the highest rated, Foxy Brown is still fresh, interesting, and historically stimulating. This, the second collaboration between director and writer Jack Hill and actress Pam Grier since Coffy, this send up to the first film holds much more acclaim for its racy outfits, sexual innuendo, and constant gritty appeal. Starring Pam Grier in the femme role of Foxy Brown, a woman without any training or position of power, who goes after a large drug and prostitution organization for the murder of her boyfriend, who died at their hands. Usually Blaxploitation paints these criminals as the protagonists, running from the crooked police forces, trying to make themselves a living in the despondent ghettos. Here the cartels are all white men and women, sadistic and cruel, so evil that they intentionally corrupt the black community with racial slurs and punishments befitting the very fabric of our nightmares. Foxy herself goes undercover in the organization that her brother snitches on her to, so she can find the big boss, ruin his business, and kill every jive turkey she can get her flamethrower on. Posing as a prostitute and infiltrating the den of the head Madame, Foxy saves another black woman from the exploitative service, and then goes through her own battles with the drug syndicate, sex slavery ring, and other insidious peoples. It's a very straightforward and lewd film, which includes arson, rape, castration, and a number of human indignities you can only imagine. These acts aren't quite as vivid and in your face as in some of today's films, and are all veiled in Motown songs blaring in the background and dissolves to the next scene before any seedy business can be unearthed. Pam Grier is stealthy, while being sexy, straddling the line between laughably lame with her clumsy king fu moves and succubus level seduction. Even today it's a simple story of revenge and reconciliation, and I highly recommend seeing this for the pleasure of it, as well as becoming acquainted with the genre.
November 14, 2012
This is a classic, so you got to love it
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