Jackie Brown
Jackie Brown (1997)

Quentin Tarantino wrote and directed this adaptation of Elmore Leonard's 1995 Rum Punch, switching the action from Miami to LA, and altering the central character from white to black. Ruthless arms dealer Ordell Robbie (Samuel L.… More

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Rated: R
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Release Date: December 25, 1997
DVD Release Date: August 5, 1998
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Critic Score: 87% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: Tarantino's third film, fashioned as a comeback vehicle for star Pam Grier, offers typical wit and charm -- and is typically overstuffed.

David Ansen

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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Todd McCarthy

Offers an abundance of pleasures, especially in the realm of characterization and atmosphere.

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Matthew Pejkovic
Matt's Movie Reviews

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.

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Jonathan Rosenbaum
Chicago Reader

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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Owen Gleiberman
Entertainment Weekly

It's like a scuzz-bucket film noir directed by Stanley Kubrick at his most static-mesmeric.

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Sean Burns
The ARTery

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.

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David Edelstein

The film is more Jarmusch than Peckinpah -- its soul is in the minutiae.

Geoff Andrew
Time Out

Tarantino's finest, most mature movie to date.

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Brian Gibson
Vue Weekly (Edmonton, Canada)

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.

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Flixster Audience Score: 85% Flixster User Reviews
Carlos Magalhăes
Not Tarantino's best work but still an enjoyable homage to blaxploitation with a welcome comeback by Pam Grier - and although this solid crime movie has… More
Mark Walker
After "Reservoir Dogs" in 1991 and "Pulp Fiction" in 1994, Quentin Tarantino was hailed as the new wunderkind of contemporary American… More
Liam Gadd
Tarantino's best character piece.
KJ Proulx
Among Tarantino's best films, "Jackie Brown" is of a simpler story told in a very broad and complex way, which is the official stamp to ensure… More
xGary Xx
Aging flight attendant Pam Grier is caught between the police and ruthless gun runner Samuel L. Jackson and enlists the help of bail bondsman Robert Forster to… More
Matt Goodman
Just revisited this. Might be my new favorite movie.