Jackie Brown (DVD)

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  • Robert Forster is Max Cherry.
  • Pam Grier is Jackie Brown.
  • Robert De Niro & Samuel L. Jackson are Louis Gara and Ordell Robbie.
  • Bridget Fonda is Melanie Ralston.

Jackie Brown (DVD)

Quentin Tarantino returns to the crime genre once again with this adaptation of Elmore Leonard's RUM PUNCH. Transplanting Leonard's crime story from M...

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Excellent

ProGreat story, great cast, fabulous movie.

ConsLet me know if you find one.

The first scene of "Jackie Brown" seems to rediscover something lost somewhere in time, something that seemed to be forgotten by the cinema and which absence transpires an amnestic sensation, immemorial. Tarantino gives the idea that he is discovering it, and in cinema it's always the intention...

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Super

ProExcellent set of special features. Good 70's theme...

ConsThe film's plot develops at a snails pace.

After director and writer Quentin Tarentino completed his masterpiece, 1994's Pulp Fiction, many were optimistic about what his next move in cinema would be. What we got was "Jackie Brown", a film completely dissimilar from both Pulp Fiction and Tarantino's first film: Resevoir Dogs. "Jackie...

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Super

ProTarantino's directorial aspects

ConsDoesn't live up to P.F.

JACKIE BROWN, THAT FOXY FOXY BROWN :) Quentin Tarantino aka a God among directors, along with the likes of Sam Mendes (American Beauty) and David Lynch (Twin Peaks, Mulholland Drive) is responsible for a trio of outstanding movies that defy all cliché, or anything relatively usual. Tarantino is...

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Super

ProStory and characters; the depth

ConsThe Tarantino 'edge' not quite all there

I'm yet to watch a Tarantino film that I don't like, so it's kind of a testament to the director that this isn't one of his best, yet I still think it's great. As per usual, it's the characters and the conversations that make it riveting, as well as some very recognisable actors and a score that...

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Super

ProGreat cast, great story, Tarantino at his best

ConsNone for me

How do you follow Pulp Fiction? That was the problem facing Quentin Tarantino in the mid-1990's after he had just created one of the truly great films in cinema (one of my absolute personal favourites, in case you couldn't tell!). Looking for inspiration, he bought the rights to three of writer...

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Excellent

“Older. Wiser. Just as cool.”

published 15/09/2002

ProQuentin Tarantino, Elmore Leonard, Pam Grier and R...

ConsPulp Fiction fans might not like it

It's not often that great roles are given to older actors, and it's even rarer to see an interesting character written for an older actress. That these two things are provided by the ultra-hip Quentin Tarantino is perhaps even more unexpected. Going off at a tangent from his previous two (highly...

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Super

“No Trolly Dolly”

published 20/08/2001

ProIntelligent, well constructed film.

ConsWeak ending.

Quinton Tarantino caused controversy with his directorial debut ‘Reservoir Dogs’, in 1992. With its stylised camera work and its portrayal of murderous violence in such a dismissive manner, it was not to everyone’s taste. However, it opened to critical acclaim and Tarantino got...

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Excellent

“Jackie Brown Film Review”

published 11/08/2009

ProCharacters

ConsTarantion isn't for everyone

While at times I have found Quentin Tarantino's nonlinear storytelling quite frustrating, I do tend to enjoy his movies. Jackie Brown, his third as a director, may not seem like the most stylistic of his works within the first sitting -- especially when it has Pulp Fiction to contend with -- but...

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Excellent

ProStory and cast of actors

Consnone

Jackie Brown is the third film directed by Tarantino film and is a film that pays homage to 1970s blaxploitation films starring Pam Grier in the title role. It was released in 1997 and is based on Elmore Leonard's novel Rum Punch. Jackie Brown is crime drama film about a flight attendant by the...

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“Good but too much dialogue”

published 29/01/2001

Progreat dialogue

Constoo much of it

If there's one thing Tarantino can do its write dialogue. But unfortunately that's all this movie consists of for nearly three hours. The only high points there were, I could've counted on the fingers of one hand. The films basic premise is that Jackie Brown (Pam Grier), an air stewardess in her...

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Good

ProGreat work from some talented actors

ConsSeems like at least some of it has been done befor...

Jackie Brown is another Tarantino-style film that offers an interesting role for Robert De Niro and yet another job for Samuel L Jackson. At around the two and a half hour mark, this sadly is one of those films about which the most commonly said thing is that it is a good half hour too long...

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Excellent

“Tarantino comes of age”

published 13/07/2000

ProA brilliant script (and everything else)

ConsMaybe a bit too long

If you are a fan of Tarantino's earlier masterpieces, you might find this film slightly disappointing. But only MIGHT. If you look at Jackie Brown more closely, it is still all there: the brilliant dialogue, the delicously portrayed characters, the storyline that asks for your attention, and the...

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Excellent

“Rent it out”

published 15/09/2000

Proa great film and unpredictable

Consa bit slow

Quentin Tarrintino shows he’s best once again in his latest film. Jackie Brown boasts a star studded cast of Pam Grier, Samuel L. Jackson, Bridget Fonda, Robert Forster, Michael Keaton, Michael Bolan, Chris Tucker and even Robert De Niro. Pam Grier plays Jackie Brown, an air hostess who is caught...

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Good

“Jackie Brown DVD Review”

published 22/01/2001

ProSome original scenes, good cast.

ConsA little too long, no extra features, two sided.

After recently seeing Reservoir Dogs for the first time and being a big fan of From Dusk till Dawn I wanted find out whether Jackie Brown was of comparable excellence. The first thing to say is that the general feel of the film is much more mainstream. It still has the Tarantino style but it is...

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Super

“Brown gets a silver.”

published 06/01/2003

ProGreat story, big name actors.

ConsVery long- last half hour drags on.

Despite the film being around for ages it took winning a competition to get it on DVD for me to watch this. When I did eventually get round to seeing it I was pretty happy with QT's work. Following up Resevoir Dogs and Pulp Fiction was always going to be a pretty rock solid task but, in it's own...

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Quentin Tarantino returns to the crime genre once again with this adaptation of Elmore Leonard's RUM PUNCH. Transplanting Leonard's crime story from Miami to Tarantino's city of choice, Los Angeles, JACKIE BROWN cruises along smoothly, much like the film's 1970s soul soundtrack. The film follows Jackie Brown (Pam Grier), a flight attendant who makes extra cash by running drugs and cash for sleazebag Ordell Robbie (Samuel L. Jackson). When Jackie sees the opportunity to make off with a large chunk of change, she begins to play everyone around her, including two detectives who are threatening her with jail time if she doesn't rat out Ordell, and a sympathetic bail bondsman (Robert Forster) who finds himself falling for Jackie.<BR>Tarantino sets a pace that is laid back and groovy, building to an eventual climax that determines whether or not Jackie walks away with the booty. In much the same way that Tarantino resuscitated John Travolta's career with PULP FICTION, he does the same thing here with Grier and Forster. Overall, JACKIE BROWN is a less in-your-face effort than Tarantino's previous films, but it's this downshift in gears that makes it so refreshing.

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