Jackie Brown

release year: 1997
genre: drama
viewing setting: theater, 1/27/98
what I expected: wasn't too sure
what I got: a normalized Tarantino suspense drama

synopsis: Facing jail time for a minor offense, airline stewardess Jackie Brown hatches a plot to walk away with $500,000. Can she pull it off, and who is betraying who in the process?

impressions: This was a much more average movie than I expected from Tarantino. That's not to say it wasn't entertaining, but it just wasn't a great movie like Pulp Fiction. It didn have a lot of twists and turns, and it kept me entertained - just a minimum of violence. Profanity levels were, of course, high.

acting: I actually didn't like Samuel Jackson this time. Pam Grier did a good job, as did Robert Forster. Bridget Fonda and Michael Keaton also had good roles. Robert DeNiro had a minor, though interesting role too.

final word: Worth watching once, but after that, you'd probably have to be a die-hard Tarantino fan to want to see it again.

rating: C

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