8KQT #5 – Jackie Brown (1997) – Encore Review


“You can’t trust Melanie. But, you can always trust Melanie to be Melanie.” – Ordell Robbie

Number of Times Seen – at least 4 times (In Theater, on DVD, 11 March 2013 and 15 Aug 2021)

Link to original reviewHere

Brief Synopsis – A stewardess tries to find a way of extricating herself from a shady deal she has made with a local LA gangster.

My Take on it – Another fun Quentin Tarantino film that despite its length stays gripping throughout.

The cast is superb and many of them play characters so different from the kind that viewers are accustomed to see so that adds even more to the enjoyment of things.

The plot is quite complex, yet still works so well in helping establish who each of these characters are and what they plan to do over the course of the story.

The film is filled wit lots of twists and turns that help keep the viewer on the edge of their seat as the suspense level is constantly on the rise.

The whole cast is great but Robert Forrester really shines here as a bail bondsman trying to always do the right thing.

He deservingly was nominated for an Oscar for Supporting Actor for his work here.

The story and dialogue aren’t as compelling as most of the other Tarantino films, yet it still manages to work quite well.

Recommended

MovieRob’s Favorite Trivia – Quentin Tarantino was afraid that Elmore Leonard would hate the film. He and Roger Avary hesitated to discuss the changes with Leonard, finally speaking with Leonard as the film was about to start shooting. Leonard loved the screenplay, considering it not only the best of the twenty-six screen adaptations of his novels and short stories, but also stating that it was possibly the best screenplay he had ever read. (From IMDB)

Rating – Globe Worthy (8/10) (no change from original review)

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