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About the Movie
What do a sexy stewardess (Pam Grier), a street-tough gun runner (Samuel L. Jackson), a lonely bail bondsman (Robert Forster), a shifty ex-con (Robert De Niro), an earnest federal agent (Michael Keaton), and a stoned-out beach bunny (Bridget Fonda) have in common? They're six players on the trail of a half million dollars in cash! The only questions are...who's getting played...and who's gonna make the big score? Combining an explosive mix of intense action and edgy humor, Quentin Tarantino’s crime thriller introduced Pam Grier and Robert Forster to a new generation of filmgoers and earned Forster an Oscar® nomination.
Rotten Tomatoes Movie Reviews
- Reviews Counted: 79
- Fresh: 69
- Rotten: 10
- Average Rating: 7.4/10
Top Critics' Reviews
Fresh: It's like a scuzz-bucket film noir directed by Stanley Kubrick at his most static-mesmeric.
Fresh: Between Jackson's opining and De Niro's hopeless alibis when he messes up, Jackie is good for a bundle of bloody ho-ho-hos.
Fresh: Offers an abundance of pleasures, especially in the realm of characterization and atmosphere.
Fresh: 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.
Great movie, period.
I must admit I'm a huge Tarantino fan, but what I love about this movie is Samuel L. Jackson's performance. He nails the dialog, the character, the attitude and carries the movie from start to finish. As is true with all of Tarantinos flicks it's perfectly cast and perfectly written, a must watch over and over, never gets old.
It is once again another great quentin tarantion with a great cast
God I love this movie. I've been a QT fan from the start, and I have loved this one from the first of several times I've seen it. Like all his movies it's a renovation of/homage to a 70s genre -- blaxploitation this time -- but it's surprisingly deep and warm and humane for QT, who I admit can sometimes be pretty glib and shallow (though almost always, to me, enterftaining). It's even got a wonderfully adult love story, something we haven't seen him even try in any other film. Once again, he gets amazing performances out of largely overlooked actors (Pam Grier, Robert Forster and, maybe most amazing of all, Bridget Fonda), a hilarious performance from Jackson (right up there with his brilliant turn in Pulp Fiction, his two best acting jobs ever, and proof that when QT doesn't need him he shouldn't make movies at all), and beautifully quirky work from nominal stars DeNiro and Keaton, here relegated to bit players and apparently loving it. The dialogue is brilliant, as usual. Yes, it's long and sometimes slow, as most QT films can get, but personally I don't mind at all, because I like lounging around with these characters so much. Oh, and as usual he picked great music for it -- the title sequence, with Grier gliding through LAX to the tune of the mighty "Across 110th Street," is one of his most accomplished and majestic set-pieces ever. Even more than most QT films, this one gets love/hate responses, and it's weirdly unappreciated even by some of his big fans, I guess because it feels so different from his usual. But to me that makes it in some ways maybe his best film yet.
- Jackie Brown (Music from the Miramax Motion Picture)
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