Jackie Brown Reviews

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May 4, 2020
[Quentin] Tarantino knows his way around a script, but this is something special that goes beyond witty dialogue.
April 1, 2020
Grace is all about second chances, so from that perspective, Jackie Brown is a film filled with grace.
February 8, 2019
We need more referents like her. Superheroine, superwoman. Thus spoke Zarathustra; This is how Nietzsche described it. [Full review in Spanish]
February 4, 2019
A twisty comedy of betrayal and greed.
April 27, 2018
Surprisingly, Tarantino displays less confidence assembling it than he did in the earlier film. At more than two hours, it's simply too long, or at least it seems so.
January 2, 2018
'Jackie Brown' may be the only Quentin Tarantino movie that gets noticeably better with each viewing.
September 12, 2017
Pam Grier is at her best recapturing the type of role that made her a bonafide star in '70s blaxploitation movies like Foxy Brown...
May 12, 2017
Pam Grier's entrance in her retro stewardess outfit introduces the kick-ass star of Foxy Brown and Friday Foster gracefully aging into the modern world.
July 23, 2015
Quentin Tarantino had a lot to live up to with this release and while he has not made a movie that has matched his previous successes, Jackie Brown is still a great film.
June 4, 2015
It's slow, it's sad and it's very funny in ways that don't really revolve around punchlines. It's about characters who have been around the block one too many times and they're exhausted, full of dreams deferred, just trying to scrape by.
January 29, 2013
While Jackie Brown can be too languid, drifting like one of Melanie's highs, its wearied, over-40 lows reveal Tarantino as a director who, once upon a crime, could've mined complexity and depth from the cracks and crevices of American genre movies.
January 29, 2012
A much moodier, slower pace from Tarantino's other work, but Jackie Brown is one enjoyable flick that rewards its audience with each viewing.
November 13, 2011
might be his best film
October 20, 2011
Succeeds as a witty Elmore Leonard crime story...but also as a surprisingly affecting mid-life romance. [Blu-ray]
October 4, 2011
Tarantino's films aren't so much stories as strings of anecdotes: movie moments, urban myths, conversations strewn with pop culture references.
December 7, 2010
Mellower Tarantino still has sex, drugs, swearing, murder.
August 12, 2010
Loaded with all the crisp dialogue, trademark camera work, and memorable characters that we've come to expect from every Tarantino film.
September 24, 2007
Consider it a superb Elmore Leonard adaptation by a filmmaker who knows how to serve someone else's material while making it his own.
March 13, 2007
The tale is filled with funny, gritty Tarantino lowlife gab and a respectable body count, but what is most striking is the film's gallantry and sweetness.
March 13, 2007
Quentin Tarantino puts together a fairly intricate and relatively uninvolving money-smuggling plot, but his cast is so good that you probably won't feel cheated.
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