Jackie Brown

A complex and at times slow-moving crime thriller. Our heroine, an air hostess who moonlights for a gangster, gets in a little too deeply and has to make a plan to save herself. So she comes up with the perfect crime, which will deal with the gangster and the police at the same time. The film is character-driven rather than plot-driven, and features famous names in minor roles.

151 minutes.
No persons under 16 (Sex, Language) .
Crime, Drama, Comedy
The name
The name's Brown.. Jackie Brown.


Pam Grier, Samuel L. Jackson, Robert Forster, Bridgit Fonda, Michael Keaton, Robert de Niro, Michael Bowen, Lisa Gay Hamilton
Quentin Tarantino
ScreenplayQuentin Tarantino from the novel 'Rum Punch' by Elmore Leonard
MusicVarious soul artists
Sound formatsDolby Digital, Sony Dynamic Digital Sound
Made in1997
Produced byLawrence Bender Productions, Mighty Mighty Afrodite Productions, A Band Apart, Miramax Films

Official Site


Scale (Max)20

What the Critics say

The Star
Joanna Walus
TV3 Screenplay
Barry Ronge
TV2 Leon at the Movies
Leon van Nierop
TV2 Pasella
SAfm Sunday
Alan Swerdlow
eye Weekly
Tom Lyons
Box Office
Melissa Morrison
Film Review
Alan Jones

What the People say

991 Netizens

Average .. 71%


Visitor Ratings

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Bruce Humphrey 16
Shaun Myburg 18
Clive Messer 20
Karl Glaser 16
Robert Haynes 12

Average .. 82%


Visitor Comments

Bruce Humphrey: A strange and, at times, confusing ''Pulp Fiction'' type of movie (Also created by Quentin Tarantino). As the write-up says: The film is character-driven rather than plot-driven. It is just under 3 hours long! Go and see it if you enjoy this kind of movie.

Shaun Myburg: Anyone who didn't enjoy this film is not a Tarantino fan, simple as that. I loved this film because it showed a different side of Tarantino's ability to direct. While some critics say this film shows how QT has matured, I think it rather shows how he can change his style to make each film different to it's predecessor. What made this film even better was QT's choice not to cameo himself! It really was a great film and deserves more praise that it gets.

Clive Messer: Absolutely a ''must see'' for all love story fans! So get out there and see it for yourselves all you gay romantics!

Karl Glaser: Yet another fantastic Tarantino flick. Less blood than usual but manages to capture each point of view. The man is a God!!!!!!!

Robert Haynes: Yes and ??? was the way I felt when leaving the cinema...What else ? What was the point ? Sure it was fun in places but far too drawn out and far too laborious. Occasional moments of genius were not enough to keep me from looking at my watch a bit too often !!!

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