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.
This is just a fun movie to watch. A funky soundtrack pulled right out of a dusty old cardboard box adds so much to the film's atmosphere. The entrance of "Strawberry Letter 23" by the Brothers Johnson is classic, and Tarantino's casting of Pam Grier in his take on the blaxploitation genre was genius. Jackie Brown is an under-appreciated late-90s gem.
Quite stylish but needs subtitles! A nefarious example of this trend in recent films. And no excuses that this is about portraying the criminal class! No, in the old days, we understood characters even if they were scum. Like BRIGHTON ROCK or THE BLUE LAMP! This rubbish started in the 70s when you could see FRENCH CONNECTION or GODFATHER and understand 50% of the mumbling over the cacophony of foul popcorn-munching.