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Jackie Brown Reviews

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Robin Clifford
Reeling Reviews
April 9, 2005
Forster and Grier have real chemistry in their limited time together on-screen. Forster has star-quality presence and is used well by Tarantino.
Full Review | Original Score: B
Philip Martin
Arkansas Democrat-Gazette
January 27, 2005
Those who were waiting to see Quentin Tarantino, a k a the most annoying man in Hollywood, fall flat on his face are likely to be disappointed with Jackie Brown.
| Original Score: A-
Jeffrey Overstreet
Looking Closer
December 6, 2004
As an exercise in style, Jackie Brown is a refinement of the innovative elements Tarantino employed in the Reservoir Dogs and Pulp Fiction.
Full Review | Original Score: C+
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David Denby
New York Magazine/Vulture
August 7, 2004
Working from an Elmore Leonard novel, Tarantino has created a gangster fiction that is never larger than life and sometimes smaller.
Judith Egerton
Courier-Journal (Louisville, KY)
June 22, 2004
Give (Jackson) the best-actor Oscar for his picture-perfect performance as a gun-running criminal whose vocabulary is as vulgar as his occupation.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
Dragan Antulov
June 21, 2004
[A] flawed but stylish and moderately entertaining crime thriller.
Full Review| Original Score: 6/10
John R. McEwen
Film Quips Online
February 8, 2003
His latest offering is as vibrant as any he has produced.
Full Review | Original Score: 4.5/5
Ron Wells
Film Threat
December 8, 2002
Quentin actually made a REAL movie, with believable characters and performances, rather than just repositories for clever dialog.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
Jim Judy
Screen It!
October 30, 2002
Tarantino's attention to smart, witty dialogue, and the stepped up last half of the film make the feature worthwhile.
Full Review | Original Score: 7/10
Margaret A. McGurk
Cincinnati Enquirer
October 15, 2002
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.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
Kevin N. Laforest
Montreal Film Journal
September 10, 2002
A great, quirky little film that gets better every time you watch it.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
Christopher Null
August 7, 2002
A potboiler, and a fairly good one
| Original Score: 3.5/5
Chuck Rudolph
Matinee Magazine
July 27, 2002
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
Melissa Morrison
Boxoffice Magazine
June 5, 2002
Jackie Brown isn't the movie-length adrenaline rush Pulp Fiction was, but it deepens and broadens Tarantino's storytelling.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Pablo Villaša
Cinema em Cena
May 31, 2002
Um filme divertido que se ressente do choque entre os personagens criados por Elmore Leonard e os concebidos por Tarantino.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
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Rick Groen
Globe and Mail
April 12, 2002
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.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Frederic and Mary Ann Brussat
Spirituality and Practice
March 2, 2002
In this quirky film directed by Quentin Tarantino, two middle-agers are forced to take stock of their lives.
Jon Popick
Planet Sick-Boy
October 16, 2001
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.
James Kendrick
Q Network Film Desk
February 27, 2001
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.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
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Kenneth Turan
Los Angeles Times
February 14, 2001
A leisurely and easygoing diversion that goes down easy enough but is far from compelling.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
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