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Monday, November 2, 2009

Jackie Brown

"Jackie can tell me any story that comes into her pretty little head, just so long as at the end of that story she hands me my motherf*&%$ing money."
You'd think as much as I love Tarantino movies, I would have already seen this 1997 flick starring Samuel L. Jackson, Robert DeNiro and the fabulous Pam Grier. But I just saw it for the first time over the weekend.
If you're a fan like me, you'll love Jackie Brown. From the jive-talking to the gun slinging and all the crime caper hoopla, this will satisfy your film-loving appetite. Pam Grier is at her best recapturing the type of role that made her a bonafide star in '70s blaxploitation movies like Foxy Brown as the stewardess who gets wrapped up in a money laundering heist helmed by the smooth-talking wackjob seamlessly played by Samuel L. Jackson. Robert De Niro stars as his sidekick and Bridget Fonda, well, the dumb blonde with a scheming nature. Together they all make up a pretty cool movie.
However, I was left wondering why Robert Forster, who played the mundane bail bondsman who fell for the lovely Grier, was nominated for an Oscar. He was certainly not the highlight of the movie and was kinda forgettable.

What is your favorite Tarantino film?

My rating: A


Emmanuel Lopez - Motivatorman said...

I remember liking Pulp Fiction when I saw in theatre years ago and look forward to seeing again. I really enjoyed Kill Bill 1 and 2.

Unknown said...

I thought Robert Forster and Pam Grier were the best things about this movie.I have never liked (not understood the appeal of) Sam L.

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