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Jackie Brown (1997)

US 154m, Colour
Director: Quentin Tarantino; Cast: Pam Grier, Samuel L. Jackson, Robert Forster, Michael Keaton, Bridget Fonda, Robert De Niro

jackie-brown-1997Jackie Brown is dark comedic crime film adapted from the 1992 Elmore Leonard novel Rum Punch which stars Pam Grier, whose work in “blaxploitation” films as Foxy Brown (1974) and Coffy (1973), among other during the 1970s, was reprised by Tarantino’s engaging homage to the genre. Jackie’s deal making and double-crossing are the heart of the film which is set to a variety of popular period music which plays a small but tangible role in character development and a substantial part in setting the mood of the film. As with all of Tarantino’s work, the dialogue is clever, witty, and always entertaining. Likewise, non-linear elements to the story line keep the lengthy production moving quickly and in interesting ways (Klaus Ming December 2011).

4 comments on “Jackie Brown (1997)

  1. Chris, a librarian

    Not my favorite Tarantino movie, but definitely one I want to revisit. I really liked De Niro’s dim bulb character in this one.

    • Klaus

      I feel the same way about it. Very cool conceptually, and some great dialogue – but not my favourite either – despite De Niro’s very funny character.

  2. Dave B.

    Of all Tarantino’s films, this is the one I’ve seen the least, yet whenever I sit down and watch it, I like it a little more than the last time. DeNiro and Jackson are excellent, but its Grier who steals the show.

    • Klaus

      I don’t disagree, Grier is the reason to watch Jackie Brown!

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