Jackie Brown Synopsis
A smuggler (Pam Grier) seeks clemency by framing her boss (Samuel L. Jackson).
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Chicago Sun-Times

By Roger Ebert
You savor every moment of Jackie Brown. Those who say it is too long have developed cinematic attention deficit disorder. I wanted these...
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78

Austin Chronicle

By Marc Savlov
It's a straight-ahead caper flick, very cool, and very, very Seventies (although it takes place in 1995), from production and costume design...
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75

Christian Science Monitor

By David Sterritt
Its greatest assets are imaginative camera work and top-flight performances from Pam Grier as the heroine, Samuel L. Jackson as the deadly...
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75

The Globe and Mail (Toronto)

By Rick Groen
Happily, the climax races to our rescue... Beyond the grasp of most directors, this is tour de force stuff -- definitely meriting the price...
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75

USA Today

By Mike Clark
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.
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75

Entertainment Weekly

By Owen Gleiberman
Each scene is staged methodically, overdeliberately, as if it concealed some payoff zinger. But the zingers don't arrive. All we see is a...
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75

ReelViews

By James Berardinelli
Tarantino keeps things moving along nicely, with a heavier dose of humor and less violence than in Pulp Fiction, but, on the whole, this...
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70

Film Threat

By Ron Wells
Quentin actually made a REAL movie, with believable characters and performances, rather than just repositories for clever dialog.
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60

TV Guide

By Maitland McDonagh
The giddy, "anything could happen" sense that made "Pulp Fiction" and "Reservoir Dogs" so viscerally exciting is missing here. But...
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50

San Francisco Chronicle

By Mick LaSalle
The slow pace kills the sense of urgency, and the length and breadth of the film makes the story seem insignificant. Tarantino is still...
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Rated R
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Common Sense Media says Iffy for 15+ Mellower Tarantino still has sex, drugs, swearing, murder.
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