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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87%
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85%



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
Newsweek

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
Variety

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

Candice Frederick
Reel Talk Online

Pam Grier is at her best recapturing the type of role that made her a bonafide star in '70s blaxploitation movies like Foxy Brown...

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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 Axmaker
Stream on Demand

Pam Grier's entrance in her retro stewardess outfit introduces the kick-ass star of Foxy Brown and Friday Foster gracefully aging into the modern world.

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David Edelstein
Slate

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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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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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.