Jackie Brown Reviews

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Matthew Pejkovic
Matt's Movie Reviews
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.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Sean Burns
The ARTery
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.
Brian Gibson
Vue Weekly (Edmonton, Canada)
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.
R. L. Shaffer
IGN DVD
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.
Full Review | Original Score: 9/10
Walter Chaw
Film Freak Central
November 13, 2011
might be his best film
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
Peter Canavese
Groucho Reviews
October 20, 2011
Succeeds as a witty Elmore Leonard crime story...but also as a surprisingly affecting mid-life romance. [Blu-ray]
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
Sean Axmaker
Parallax View
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.
Charles Cassady
Common Sense Media
December 7, 2010
Mellower Tarantino still has sex, drugs, swearing, murder.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Jason Zingale
Bullz-Eye.com
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.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Rob Gonsalves
eFilmCritic.com
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.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
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David Ansen
Newsweek
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.
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Jonathan Rosenbaum
Chicago Reader
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.
Top Critic
March 13, 2007
The film is more Jarmusch than Peckinpah -- its soul is in the minutiae.
Maitland McDonagh
TV Guide's Movie Guide
March 13, 2007
That this modest crime thriller can't quite live up to its audacious dance across so many strata of hip and hommage and self-referential cool it makes your head spin is hardly a surprise, or even a criticism.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
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Todd McCarthy
Variety
March 13, 2007
Offers an abundance of pleasures, especially in the realm of characterization and atmosphere.
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Owen Gleiberman
Entertainment Weekly
February 27, 2007
It's like a scuzz-bucket film noir directed by Stanley Kubrick at his most static-mesmeric.
Full Review | Original Score: B
Nick Davis
Nick's Flick Picks
August 20, 2006
When you absolutely, positively got to thrill every mother****er in the room, accept no substitutes. Jackie Brown is the AK-47 in Tarantino's arsenal.
Full Review | Original Score: A-
Emanuel Levy
EmanuelLevy.Com
August 10, 2006
Tarantino's tribute to creative influences, writer Elmor Leonard and blaxploitation star Grier, results in a more mature but less audacious film; last shot, taken from Queen Christina, only shows how magical Garbo was and Grier isn't
Full Review | Original Score: B-
Jeffrey M. Anderson
Combustible Celluloid
May 26, 2006
These are unquestionably Tarantino's greatest characters, and the actors eat them up with verve.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
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Geoff Andrew
Time Out
February 9, 2006
Tarantino's finest, most mature movie to date.
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Andrew Sarris
New York Observer
April 27, 2007

Boston Phoenix
March 24, 2002
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