DVD Jackie Brown [DVD] [1998] [1 disc] [Region 1] (DVD 7025040),
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Jackie Brown [DVD] [1998] [1 disc] [Region 1]

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  • Region 1 USA/CA (info)
  • 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.

    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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  • Credits
    Pam Grier, Samuel L. Jackson, Robert Forster, Robert Foster, Bridget Fonda, Michael Keaton, Michael John Douglas, Robert De Niro, Robert DeNiro, Michael Bowen, Chris Tucker, Lisa Gay Hamilton, Tiny Lister, Tom "Tiny" Lister, Tommy "Tiny" Lister, Tommy Lister, Hattie Winston, Denise Crosby, Sid Haig, Aimee Graham, Ellis E. Williams, Tangie Ambrose, T'Keyah Crystal Keymah, Venessia Valentino, Diana Uribe, Renee Kelly, Elizabeth McInerney, Colleen Mayne, Laura Lovelace
  • Critic Reviews
    "...Loaded with action, laughs, smart dialogue and potent performances, JACKIE BROWN is most memorable for its unexpected feeling..."
    Rolling Stone

    "...Intriguing....There's something confidently easy-going about it..."
    Sight and Sound

    "...This is the movie that proves Tarantino is the real thing....A new film in a new style....If Tarantino's strengths are dialogue and plotting, his gift is casting..."
    Chicago Sun-Times

    "...A great cast is well-utilized..."
    USA Today

    "...Ms. Grier makes an enjoyable comeback..."
    New York Times

    "...JACKIE BROWN is a kick, well-executed...and well acted....It deepens and broadens Tarantino's storytelling..." -- 4 out of 5 stars
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