• Jackie Brown (1997)

Jackie Brown

Release Date: 1997

DVD Release Date: August 20th, 2002

R |2 hr 35 min

Plot Summary

When flight attendant Jackie Brown (Pam Grier) is busted smuggling money for her arms dealer boss, Ordell Robbie (Samuel L. Jackson), agent Ray Nicolette (Michael Keaton) and detective Mark Dargus (Michael Bowen) want her help to bring down Robbie. Facing jail time for her silence or death for her cooperation, Brown decides instead to double-cross both parties and make off with the smuggled money. Meanwhile, she enlists the help of bondsman Max Cherry (Robert Forster), a man who loves her.

Cast: Pam Grier, Samuel L. Jackson, Robert Forster, Bridget Fonda, Michael Keaton, Robert De Niro, Michael Bowen, Chris Tucker

Director: Quentin Tarantino

Genres: Crime drama

Production Co: Mighty Mighty Afrodite Productions, A Band Apart, Lawrence Bender Productions, Miramax Films

Keywords: Amusing, Pursuit, Quest, Investigation, Deception, Los Angeles, Murder, Friend, Love, 1990s, Gritty

Ratings & Reviews

  • 75
    Mike ClarkUSA Today

    Between Jackson's opining and De Niro's hopeless alibis when he messes up, Jackie is good for a bundle of bloody ho-ho-hos.

  • 100
    Roger EbertChicago Sun-Times

    You savor every moment of Jackie Brown. Those who say it is too long have developed cinematic attention deficit disorder. I wanted these characters to live, talk, deceive and scheme for hours and hours. show more

  • 75
    David SterrittChristian Science Monitor

    Its greatest assets are imaginative camera work and top-flight performances from Pam Grier as the heroine, Samuel L. Jackson as the deadly boyfriend, and Robert Forster as the bail-bondsman who falls battily in love with her. show more

See all critic reviews on metacritic.com

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