As a continuation of his pop art potpourri approach - each film an arrangement of archive materials and their interpolation w/ some terminal (though robust) story structure - cinema's 90s Super Geek continues to supergeek. But something happens here. This is a blip. It were as though engaging Elmore Leonard caused Tarantino to engage American adults (it is done so marvelously that it cannot be mere happenstance).
Can't believed if it was come from those guy's universe. A Soft, and sexy way to show how people getting lost by money. another QT's "Grey" territories.
Pam Grier's comeback was successfully made her such a .... for me
JACKIE BROWN was the first Tarantino movie with just the right amount of words. I mean by this remark that the auto-referential and rather pointless logorrhea that characterized RESERVOIR DOGS and PULP FICTION was quasi-absent of this film. JACKIE BROWN is the adult movie of the little genius of American cinema. Maybe because the Elmore Leonard novel was a skeleton solid enough to support Quentin's beef. Masterpiece.
While I've always been a huge admirer of Tarantino's style and dialogue, it was the surprising warmth and chemistry between Robert Forster and Pam Grier that elevated this movie for me. I am completely smitten with Forster.
Probably the best film to date from this Director with a minimising of the jibby swagger, curated pop-art ephemera and too-knowing aesthetic that clutter much of his output. Instead a decent character and morality play, expertly played with sensitivity by Greer (who certainly overcomes her somewhat stunt casting with a lovely warm performance) and Forster. Tangy if overlong stuff.
This is Tarantino's most mature film. Pam Grier gives the performance of her career and showed the world that she still had it. She also has a stellar supporting cast that makes the film almost better than Pulp Fiction.