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Jackie Brown

(DVD - 2002 )
Average Rating: 3.5 stars out of 5.
Jackie Brown


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A sexy stewardess, a street-tough gun runner, a lonely bail bondsman, a shifty ex-con, a stoned-out beach bunny and an earnest federal agent converge in a quest for a missing half million dollars.
Title: Jackie Brown
[videorecording]
Publisher: [S.l.] :, Miramax Home Entertainment,, [2002]
Edition: Collector's ed.
Characteristics: 2 videodiscs (ca. 154 min.) :,sd., col. ;,4 3/4 in.
Notes: CPL DVD# 1131807
Originally released as a motion picture in 1997.
"Based on the book 'Rum punch' by Elmore Leonard"--Container.
Bonus material includes: Quentin Tarantino introductions, "Jackie Brown: how it went down" documentary, interview with Quentin Tarantino, chicks with guns video, deleted and alternate scenes, Siskel & Ebert review, Pam Grier movie trailers, Robert Forster movie trailers, Pam Grier movie radio spots, theatrical trailers, TV spots, still galleries, reviews & articles, filmographies.
Summary: A sexy stewardess, a street-tough gun runner, a lonely bail bondsman, a shifty ex-con, a stoned-out beach bunny and an earnest federal agent converge in a quest for a missing half million dollars.
Audience: Rated R.
Local Note: 53 61 63 66 68 72 76 78 80 84 102 112 118 148 210 244 258 274
ISBN: 0788830538
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One of my fave movies. The acting was great all around.Liked the soundtrack as well. Very entertaining ;-)

Report This Jan 27, 2013
  • lasertravis rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

Probably Tarantino's most complete, least offensive mainstream movie. As such, it is one of my least favorite. That being said, it is a very good movie. Well written and acted by everyone involved. Great soundtrack. Character driven "heist" movie. Does not have a lot of the usual Tarantino trappings.

Report This Jul 24, 2012
  • aaa5756 rated this: 3 stars out of 5.

Very well done movie I would recommend this movie for all to see. No fast forwarding on this one. A++ DVD

Report This Jul 24, 2012
  • mrsgail5756 rated this: 3 stars out of 5.

This movie was entertaining and interesting but not one of my favorite for this year. “Not too bad---good performance”. "I fast forwarded a lot but not all the way.”

Report This Jul 24, 2012
  • britprincess1 rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

I wasn't sure what to expect from this film. I had heard that it was Tarantino's stab at a blaxploitation film, and I can see that, but honestly, it was far better than that. It was well-written and had some black characters, but it wasn't as explotative as I expected. Then, on top, there is a plethora of excellent actors -- Pam Grier, of course, should and does steal the show; Samuel Jackson as the Tarantino mainstay does typically well in a typecast role for him; Bridget Fonda surprised me as a pothead floozy; and, the biggest surprise of all, Robert Forster as a bail bondsman who performed in such a way that just brought me (and I'm sure, many audiences) into the film. I would definitely recommend it, but more for people who liked films like RESERVOIR DOGS, and less people that loved KILL BILL and INGLOURIOUS BASTERDS.

Report This Jun 26, 2012
  • chailai rated this: 2 stars out of 5.

You can tell the camera just loved Pam Grier. This role was a comeback for her & she sure dazzled us. Samuel L as a campy low life was made for the role. Lebaudroy, you're referring to Robert Forrester who played the Bail Bondsman, yes he was excellent as always.

Report This Jun 05, 2012
  • Ron@Ottawa rated this: 4.5 stars out of 5.

Any excellent, very enjoyable film by a slightly toned-down Tarantino. There are still the usual wackos and shootings, but also a love story - or almost a love story. Character development was great, acting top-notch, and the ending is fulfilling.

Report This Dec 02, 2009
  • lebaudroy rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

Not your typical QT movie, at least it has very little gore nor violence. Strength of the movie is definitely the characters and their relationship among themselves. The narrative is very tense though, and in the end Jackie proves to be every inch the heroine the movie's very long opening sequence promises to deliver. Biggest star goes to the loan shark, hands down.

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Report This Jul 24, 2012
  • britprincess1 rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

britprincess1 thinks this title is suitable for 16 years and over

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Report This Jul 24, 2012
  • britprincess1 rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

The story of a jailed stewardess out on bail who works with the cops to catch the sneaky arms smuggler (for whom she was imprisoned) during a transfer of half a million dollars into the United States from Mexico. Each of the six characters in the story is dealing with their own motivations and ultimately their six own individual plans. It's your typical Tarantino crime drama, filled with multiple perspectives to an intertwining storyline and dripping with delightful dialogue that is just ever-so-quotable.

Report This Oct 24, 2010
  • Ugogurl rated this: 3 stars out of 5.

One in a series of "Black Exploitation" movies, this Tarantino movie has non of that Tarantino, in your face style of Kill Bill. This is a movie about a 40 something woman who lives an ordinary life, but has made mistakes that may put her in jail. Performances by DeNiro, Smart, and Jackson were all good , but Pam Greer was a little off. Seemed disconnected really. She can act better.

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Report This Jul 24, 2012
  • britprincess1 rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

Other: Characters smoke marijuana. Alcohol is consumed (and, as the film is based on a book called Rum Punch, it's usually that specific drink). Cigarettes are smoked.

Report This Jul 24, 2012
  • britprincess1 rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

Frightening or Intense Scenes: Some people may find the use of guns frightening and the sound of the shot may be sudden and might be considered a shock or jump scare.

Report This Jul 24, 2012
  • britprincess1 rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

Sexual Content: A ten-second glimpse of a man thrusting into a woman from behind as they stand upright and her bare backside after she walks away. (No nudity other than that brief shot.)

Report This Jul 24, 2012
  • britprincess1 rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

Violence: The least violent of all Tarantino films. It consists of the sound of a gun going off in the distance with no blood seen; a few sprays of blood from a man and a woman being shot point-blank (although the audience doesn't see the bullet hit so much as assume it does); and some blood on a man's chest from a bullet wound.

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  • britprincess1 rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

Coarse Language: Frequent use of the f-word and the n-word.

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Report This Jul 24, 2012
  • britprincess1 rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

"Aw, the milk went bad while I was in jail."

Report This Jul 24, 2012
  • britprincess1 rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

"Well, I've flown seven million miles. And I've been waiting on people almost 20 years. The best job I could get after my bust was Cabo Air, which is the worst job you can get in this industry. I make about sixteen thousand, with retirement benefits that ain't worth a damn. And now with this arrest hanging over my head, I'm scared. If I lose my job I gotta start all over again, but I got nothing to start over with. I'll be stuck with whatever I can get."

Report This Jul 24, 2012
  • britprincess1 rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

"You can't trust Melanie, but you can trust Melanie to be Melanie."

Report This Jul 24, 2012
  • britprincess1 rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

"I'm 56 years old. I can't blame anybody else for something I did."

Report This Jul 24, 2012
  • britprincess1 rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

"Now that there is the Tec-9, a crappy spray gun from South Miami. This gun is advertised as the most popular gun in American crime. Do you believe that shit? It actually says that in the little book that comes with it: the most popular gun in American crime. Like they're actually proud of that shit."

Report This Jul 24, 2012
  • britprincess1 rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

"How did you ever rob a bank? When you robbed banks, did you forget where your car was then, too? No wonder you went to jail."

Report This Jul 24, 2012
  • britprincess1 rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

"Half a million dollars will always be missed."

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  • britprincess1 rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

JACKIE BROWN

A fantastic homage by Mr. Walden to the Tarantino ouvre up to and including INGLOURIOUS BASTERDS.

Find it at CLEVNET

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