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Jackie Brown

drama


Quentin Tarantino presents the premiere of the JACKIE BROWN COLLECTOR'S SERIES DVD, complete with your favorite award- winning movie, all-star cast, and never-before-seen footage.

Rotten Tomatoes® scores

  • Critic Score
    86%
  • Audience Score
    85%

common sense

PAUSE for kids age 15
Consumerism
2 out of 5
Drinking, drugs, & smoking
4 out of 5
Language
5 out of 5
Positive messages
0 out of 5
Positive role models
0 out of 5
Sex
3 out of 5
Violence
4 out of 5

Mellower Tarantino still has sex, drugs, swearing, murder.

what parents need to know

Parents need to know that this crime drama has a quick, half-clad sex scene (only a bare bottom shown) and a handful of fatal shootings, though neither is as explicit as the colorful profanity in the script, which doesn't shy away from the N-word or "f--k." For what it's worth, the "good" characters do the least swearing, though in the crime environment here it's up for debate who is "good" at all. Two characters avidly smoke marijuana, and Jackie Brown unapologetically smokes cigarettes.

what families can talk about

  • Families can talk about the morality (or lack of it) among the characters. Who is the most admirable? Is anyone really a "good guy" here?
  • Did the violence in this movie disturb you? Have you seen other Quentin Tarantino films with more violence? How does he use violence in a story? What would the story be like without it? And what would true life consequences of the violence seen in these movies be?

movie reviews from Rotten Tomatoes®

  • Tomatometer®

    86%
    reviews counted: 5
    see all Jackie Brown reviews
  • Audience

    85%

Top Critic Reviews

Fresh: Tarantino's tribute to creative influences, writer Elmor Leonard and blaxploitation star Grier, results in a more mature but also less audacious and duller film; last shot, taken from Queen Christina, only shows how magical Garbo was and Grier isn't

- Emanuel Levy, EmanuelLevy.Com, Thursday, June 24, 2010

Fresh: A great actor's movie.

- Joe Baltake, Sacramento Bee, Saturday, January 1, 2000

Fresh: That this modest crime thriller can't quite live up to its audacious dance across so many strata of hip and hommage and self-referential cool it makes your head spin is hardly a surprise, or even a criticism.

- Maitland McDonagh, TV Guide's Movie Guide, Thursday, June 24, 2010

Audience Reviews

5 stars

It's slick, cool and utterly hilarious. A total great time. Director, Quentin Tarantino has done it again with another two and half hour joy-ride. Pam Grier is marvelous. Samuel L. Jackson is terrific. Robert Forester is fantastic. Robert De Niro is wonderful. Michael Keaton is brilliant. A wonderful cast of characters. An Excellent all-star cast that deliver the goods. This caper flick is nothing short of sensational. It delivers with plenty of fun that dosent stop and also packs lots of comedy and slick twist and turns. A sharp and very well-crafted film that keeps getting better every time i watch it. A pitch-perfect masterpiece. Aint nothing but a good time. One of my favorite books that gets turned int one of my favorite films.

- allan913, Sunday, December 2, 2012

5 stars

It's slick, cool and utterly hilarious. A total great time. Director, Quentin Tarantino has done it again with another two and half hour joy-ride. Pam Grier is marvelous. Samuel L. Jackson is terrific. Robert Forester is fantastic. Robert De Niro is wonderful. Michael Keaton is brilliant. A wonderful cast of characters. An Excellent all-star cast that deliver the goods. This caper flick is nothing short of sensational. It delivers with plenty of fun that dosent stop and also packs lots of comedy and slick twist and turns. A sharp and very well-crafted film that keeps getting better every time i watch it. A pitch-perfect masterpiece. Aint nothing but a good time. One of my favorite books that gets turned int one of my favorite films.

- allan913, Sunday, December 2, 2012

3 stars

The story, characters and dialogue aren't memorable compared to Kill Bill, Pulp Fiction, or Reservoir Dogs, but this is smartly written and entertaining.

- fb1672039553, Monday, June 4, 2012