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Jackie Brown

Jackie Brown (Pam Grier) is an aging flight attendant who smuggles cash on the side. But when she's busted and pressured to help with an investigation, she plans to play the opposing forces against each other and walk away with the dough. Director Quentin Tarantino's deft storytelling combines with an all-star cast -- including Samuel L. Jackson, Robert De Niro and Michael Keaton -- in this atmospheric crime caper.
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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.
David Ansen, Newsweek  full review
 
Quentin Tarantino puts together a fairly intricate and relatively uninvolving money-smuggling plot, but his cast is so good that you probably won't feel cheated.
Jonathan Rosenbaum, Chicago Reader  full review
 
The film is more Jarmusch than Peckinpah -- its soul is in the minutiae.
 
Offers an abundance of pleasures, especially in the realm of characterization and atmosphere.
Todd McCarthy, Variety  full review
 
It's like a scuzz-bucket film noir directed by Stanley Kubrick at his most static-mesmeric.
Owen Gleiberman, Entertainment Weekly  full review
 
Beyond the grasp of most directors, this is tour de force stuff -- definitely meriting the price of admission and almost worth the three-year wait.
Rick Groen, Globe and Mail  full review
 
A leisurely and easygoing diversion that goes down easy enough but is far from compelling.
Kenneth Turan, Los Angeles Times  full review
 
Turns out that author Elmore Leonard and director Quentin Tarantino are not the odd couple after all.
Jeff Millar, Houston Chronicle
 
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.
Mike Clark, USA Today
 
Scene by scene, Jackie Brown is amusing, but after two hours, it seems sluggish, and at that point still has a half-hour to go.
Mick LaSalle, San Francisco Chronicle  full review
 
[Tarantino] wanted to give Grier a role worthy of her, and he has. If only he'd given her a movie worthy of her as well.
Charles Taylor, Salon.com  full review
 
An entertaining diversion, but not a masterpiece.
James Berardinelli, ReelViews  full review
 
[A] surprisingly sluggish Tarantino piece.
Susan Stark, Detroit News  full review
 
For all its enthusiasm, this film isn't sharp enough to afford all the time it wastes on small talk, long drives, trips to the mall and favorite songs played on car radios.
Janet Maslin, New York Times  full review
 
This is the movie that proves Tarantino is the real thing, and not just a two-film wonder boy.
Roger Ebert, Chicago Sun-Times  full review
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