Cult Movie Review: Jackie Brown

Of all his films, Jackie Brown probably stands as Tarantino’s most mature opus.

Quentin Tarantino’s Jackie Brown is not just my favorite Tarantino film, it’s also one of my favorite films.  Seriously.  I love every fucking frame of this movie. Jackie Brown is also the first and last time Tarantino adapted a book to film– it’s based off Elmore Leonard’s Rum Punch.  In many ways, Leonard is the perfect fit  for Tarantino.  It’s no secret that Leonard is a literary inspiration for Tarantino dialogue wise, pacing wise, and multi-narrative story structure. Jackie Brown (Pam Grier) is an airline stewardess, for a small Mexican airline, who is approaching the latter part of her midlife crisis.   In addition, she’s also running money for Ordell (Samuel L. Jackson) to try and make ends meet. Ordell is…

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