Dir. Quentin Tarantino. USA, 1997. 2h 34m. Starring Pam Grier, Samuel L. Jackson, Robert De Niro, Bridget Fonda, Michael Keaton, Robert Forster.
Foxy, double-crossing drug smuggler Jackie Brown gets revenge in this snappy cult crime classic. Pam Grier resurrected her career playing the title role, earning herself a Golden Globe nomination in the process. The film’s killer soundtrack pays homage to 1970s blaxploitation films many of which also starred Grier in the title roles.
'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
'Offers an abundance of pleasures, especially in the realm of characterization and atmosphere.’ Todd McCarthy, Variety