Jackie Brown Reviews

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March 13, 2007
The film is more Jarmusch than Peckinpah -- its soul is in the minutiae.
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.
March 13, 2007
Offers an abundance of pleasures, especially in the realm of characterization and atmosphere.
February 27, 2007
It's like a scuzz-bucket film noir directed by Stanley Kubrick at his most static-mesmeric.
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.
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
May 26, 2006
These are unquestionably Tarantino's greatest characters, and the actors eat them up with verve.
February 9, 2006
Tarantino's finest, most mature movie to date.
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.
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.
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.
August 7, 2004
Working from an Elmore Leonard novel, Tarantino has created a gangster fiction that is never larger than life and sometimes smaller.
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.
June 21, 2004
[A] flawed but stylish and moderately entertaining crime thriller.
May 20, 2003
February 8, 2003
His latest offering is as vibrant as any he has produced.
December 8, 2002
Quentin actually made a REAL movie, with believable characters and performances, rather than just repositories for clever dialog.
October 30, 2002
Tarantino's attention to smart, witty dialogue, and the stepped up last half of the film make the feature worthwhile.
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.
September 10, 2002
A great, quirky little film that gets better every time you watch it.
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