Notebook Reviews: JACKIE BROWN

4.5 out of 5 stars

Quentin Tarantino – 1997

Although it’s not quite as good as Pulp Fiction (few films could be), Jackie Brown is brilliant piece of filmmaking from Quentin Tarantino.

This Elmore Leonard adaptation is an engrossing, laid-back comedy-drama-thriller. Pam Grier is brilliant in the title role – and so is Robert Forster.  Robert De Niro and Bridget Fonda are somewhat wasted (literally), Samuel L. Jackson is over the top, but Michael Keaton steals the show. 

You could argue that Jackie Brown is a little long and over-indulgent, but it’s a great watch with some wonderful scenes and well-drawn characters. It has a great soundtrack too.