Pam Grier is the bomb in this!
The real villain here isn't Samuel J--it's socioeconomics, and the gulf between those who can't (or won't) escape the machine, get out of the bucket, whichever, and those who can, and the scars caused by the friction of trying. The deep focus on small moments and humanity across the board just makes the film more tragic. Why didn't you go with her, Max?
A great crime thriller that subverts crime thrillers by exposing the buffoonery of the criminal mind and the sense of emasculation at its root.
This web-complexed plot blended with its pop almost godardian delivery enhances the late-90s LA underground 'black coffee' -- same old, same old. But I fastened myself to the deep essencial: a great love story enriched by conspicuous characters that not only go beyond the pastiched blaxploitation but also top the quirky, witty dialogue and other Tarantino's tics. And, once more, one last ovation to the master use of music.
This career boost to Grier & Forster is the most mature work Tarantino had made. While it takes its time, the payoff is well-earned.
It's leisurely paced, but like Inglorious Bastards, it's a damn-near perfect movie in every single way. I think I enjoy revisiting this one at least once a year since it came out, and seeing it on Blu-Ray was a real treat. GRADE: A
"Rainbows and waterfalls run through my mind..." Chris Small is utterly right, Tarantino remakes Rio Bravo. Yet through his own groove. What results is a subtle meditation on aging, augmented with relaxed contemplations on romance and "cool". Forster and Grier's wisdom shines through the usual Tarantino " cool. What we get is one of the 1990's greatest masterpieces, L.A. as Hawks, weary men and women surviving.
Tarantino's best movie hands down. It really had to grow on me, though. It gets better and better with each viewing. Most of Tarantino's work, while containing sufficiently drawn characters, usually focuses on the big picture. Jackie Brown is about the little details, which is why you really need to see it more than once to absorb it all. A brilliant masterpiece that I believe will, in time, get its due.
a very unexpecting film; this one has a lot of twists, turns, and tricks so if that's your thing, you will love this movie. at first I was sort of bored by the plot but as it thickens (quickly) you really get into the story and what unfolds is a great story. I didnt find any terribly boring parts. def worth watching!