JACKIE BROWN (1997 USA)

Ben Meyers’ rating: 4.0|5.0 Starsìììì

Jackie Brown—a more subdued Quentin Tarantino film—provides a series of very satisfying unexpected story twists that captivate and pique interest. It’s a good tribute to the seasoned acting skills of Samuel L. Jackson, Robert DeNiro, and Michael Keaton and introduces us to the acting talent Pam Grier as Jackie Brown. The script is good. No fault found here.

Storyline

Jackie Brown (Pam Grier) earns extra income by smuggling money between the United States and Mexico while working as a flight attendant. When intercepted by legal authority, she develops a scheme to save her life, retrieve some serious cash, and begin a new life.

Additional Thanks

Thank you to Director Quentin Tarantino for directing efforts. Thank you to Executive Producers Richard N. Gladstein, Elmore Leonard, Bob Weinstein, and Harvey Weinstein for making the film possible. Additional characters/cast include: Ordell Robbie (Samuel L. Jackson), Max Cherry (Robert Forster), Melanie Ralston (Bridget Fonda), Ray Nicolette (Michael Keaton), Louis Gara (Robert De Niro), Mark Dargus (Michael Bowen), Beaumont Livingston (Chris Tucker), and Sheronda (LisaGay Hamilton).

Buy a ticket? Yes? No? Maybe?

Yes. It’s a strong, well-written action movie with its own intellectual appeal.

Ben Meyers

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