Jackie Brown Reviews

April 27, 2018
Surprisingly, Tarantino displays less confidence assembling it than he did in the earlier film. At more than two hours, it's simply too long, or at least it seems so.
December 6, 2004
As an exercise in style, Jackie Brown is a refinement of the innovative elements Tarantino employed in the Reservoir Dogs and Pulp Fiction.
August 7, 2004
Working from an Elmore Leonard novel, Tarantino has created a gangster fiction that is never larger than life and sometimes smaller.
February 14, 2001
A leisurely and easygoing diversion that goes down easy enough but is far from compelling.
January 1, 2000
Scene by scene, Jackie Brown is amusing, but after two hours, it seems sluggish, and at that point still has a half-hour to go.
January 1, 2000
A surprisingly mediocre movie.
January 1, 2000
[Tarantino] wanted to give Grier a role worthy of her, and he has. If only he'd given her a movie worthy of her as well.
January 1, 2000
For all its enthusiasm, this film isn't sharp enough to afford all the time it wastes on small talk, long drives, trips to the mall and favorite songs played on car radios.
January 1, 2000
The flat, self-exposing dud that fate often keeps in store for the initially overpraised.
January 1, 2000
[A] surprisingly sluggish Tarantino piece.
January 1, 2000
The movie takes 150 minutes to tell what should have been a 90-minute story.