The Reviewing Network’s Favorite Movies #22: Jackie Brown

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Jackie Brown is a 1997 American crime thriller film written and directed by Quentin Tarantino. The film, Tarantino’s third feature-length production, is an adaptation of Elmore Leonard’s 1992 novel Rum Punch. It is the first (and to date, only) film that Tarantino has adapted from a previous work, and stars Pam Grier in the title role. The film pays homage to 1970s blaxploitation films, particularly the films Coffy (1973) and Foxy Brown (1974), both of which also starred Grier in the title roles.

The film’s supporting cast includes Robert Forster, Robert De Niro, Samuel L. Jackson, Bridget Fonda, and Michael Keaton. It was Tarantino’s third film following Reservoir Dogs (1992) and Pulp Fiction (1994).

Grier and Forster were both veteran actors but neither had performed a leading role in many years. Jackie Brown revitalized both actors’ careers. The film garnered Forster an Academy Award nomination for Best Supporting Actor and Golden Globe Award nominations for Jackson and Grier.

I use the same statements I used to talk about Pulp Fiction on Jackie Brown as well, great, great movie. Great cast, great characters, great action, great comedy, great dialogue, it’s just great entertainment.

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