• Film ID:
  • 8134
  • Availability:
  • DVD Available from Shop
  • Film cert:
  • Running time:
  • DVD=148 min.
  • Nationality(ies):
  • America.
  • Primary Language(s):
  • English.
JACKIE BROWN (1998)
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It's been a long time coming and, while not as hard-hitting as Reservoir Dogs or as mirth-inducing as Pulp Fiction, "Jackie Brown" is (probably) Tarantino's finest movie yet. Adapted from novellist Elmore Leonard's Rum Punch, this is a sometimes painfully realistic trudge through the tawdry lives of several somehow-connected characters. The Jackie of the title (dazzlingly played by Pam Grier) is a world-weary, cash-smuggling air hostess trying to stay as far away as possible from both her scuzzy, gun-running paymaster (Samuel L Jackson) and the Feds. Circling them are the excellent Robert Forster's cynical bail bondsman, Bridget Fonda as a spaced-out surf chick, and a peek of Bob De Niro as a washed-up ex-con, amongst other lowlifes. Superb performances all round in this super-stylish stroll through Tarantino's underworld.
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