Jackie Brown | Rotten Tomatoes (2024)

88% Tomatometer 96 Reviews 85% Audience Score 100,000+ Ratings When flight attendant Jackie Brown (Pam Grier) is busted smuggling money for her arms dealer boss, Ordell Robbie (Samuel L. Jackson), agent Ray Nicolette (Michael Keaton) and detective Mark Dargus (Michael Bowen) want her help to bring down Robbie. Facing jail time for her silence or death for her cooperation, Brown decides instead to double-cross both parties and make off with the smuggled money. Meanwhile, she enlists the help of bondsman Max Cherry (Robert Forster), a man who loves her. Read More Read Less Watch on Fandango at Home Buy Now

Where to Watch

Jackie Brown

In Theaters Fandango at Home Prime Video Apple TV

Rent Jackie Brown on Fandango at Home, Prime Video, Apple TV, or buy it on Fandango at Home, Prime Video, Apple TV.

Jackie Brown

What to Know

Critics Consensus

Although somewhat lackadaisical in pace, Jackie Brown proves to be an effective star-vehicle for Pam Grier while offering the usual Tarantino wit and charm.

Read Critics Reviews

Critics Reviews

View All (96) Critics Reviews
Jackie Brown | Rotten Tomatoes (1) Kevin Maher Times (UK) ... A beautifully modulated portrait of the limits and the last resorts of middle age. Dec 4, 2023 Full Review Jackie Brown | Rotten Tomatoes (2) Peter Bradshaw Guardian Maybe posterity will crown Jackie Brown as his best film and maybe not. Either way it shows that mainstream plotting and noir romance are yet more movie styles that Tarantino can fabricate: brilliantly. Rated: 5/5 Sep 15, 2022 Full Review Jackie Brown | Rotten Tomatoes (3) Michael Wilmington Chicago Tribune A twisty comedy of betrayal and greed. Rated: 3.5/4 Feb 4, 2019 Full Review Jackie Brown | Rotten Tomatoes (4) Don Shanahan Every Movie Has a Lesson Even though this film pushes past two-and-a-half hours, the forward direction of the plot keeps things moving with minimal repeat. This movie exudes coolness on every level. Rated: 5/5 Sep 4, 2023 Full Review Jackie Brown | Rotten Tomatoes (5) John Brhel Vague Visages While Jackie Brown does revel in nostalgia and feature its fair share of firearms, it’s a much more subdued, nuanced and mature film than any of Tarantino’s previous works, or any other production within his entire filmography. Jun 5, 2023 Full Review Jackie Brown | Rotten Tomatoes (6) Brian Rowe InSession Film Jackie Brown is an outstanding drama, and is the film I believe to be Quentin Tarantino’s most lasting masterpiece. May 3, 2023 Full Review Read all reviews

Audience Reviews

View All (1000+) audience reviews

Alec C Tarantino's most entertaining movie. A textbook example of how to adapt a great novel into a great film. The chemistry between Jackie Brown and the bail bondsman is fantastic. If this movie is on television, I stop everything I'm doing and watch it. Rated 5/5 Stars • Rated 5 out of 5 stars 06/18/24 Full Review Luke L This is a great movie with a strong female lead who uses her intellect to come out on top of a bad situation she gets herself into. This is Terrantino at some of his best. A definite much watch if you want to see how to write a good female lead character. Rated 5/5 Stars • Rated 5 out of 5 stars 06/13/24 Full Review amol s For what reason Robert de Niro did this flim? So slow and lengthy flim for half a million dollars. Rated 1/5 Stars • Rated 1 out of 5 stars 04/22/24 Full Review Michael V Six players on the trail of a half million in cash. There's only one question... Who's playing who?Jackie Brown is a 1997 American crime film written and directed by Quentin Tarantino 💰 Meh, it passed the time. Sort of. 😕While there are moments of brilliance here along with some memorable scenes, this movie is overly complex and too long with some scenes dragging…Jackie Brown is a flight attendant who gets caught in the middle of smuggling cash into the country for her gunrunner boss. When the cops try to use Jackie to get to her boss, she hatches a plan — with help from a bail bondsman — to keep the money for herself. Rated 2.5/5 Stars • Rated 2.5 out of 5 stars 04/04/24 Full Review Hadrian M Quentin's best film. Everyone is amazing in it and a fantastically directed thriller. Rated 5/5 Stars • Rated 5 out of 5 stars 03/25/24 Full Review Honest D The best Tarantino film. This is coming from someone who really likes a couple of his films a lot but is not a huge fan of him over all. I think part of the reason I like this film so much is because it's differences to his other movies. If you are thinking about watching any of his films but are not sure that you want to see something as violent and edgy as Reservoir Dogs or Pulp (or especially one of his lesser films like Death Proof etc.) Then watch this. Pamela Grier Shines! I won't pretend that I've seen many of her movies but out of the ones I have im inclined to say this is her best. There is so much rewatchabillity with this movie. It's one of the few movies in existence that I have seen more than twice and can say with confidence that unless the world ends or I end I will most likely see a couple more times. Harvey Keitel is in top form here too. This is one of his all time performances. Really you could say this about all the actors. De Niro and Samuel Jackson as well. Rated 5/5 Stars • Rated 5 out of 5 stars 03/16/24 Full Review Read all reviews

Jackie Brown

My Rating

Read More Read Less POST RATING WRITE A REVIEW EDIT REVIEW

Cast & Crew

Quentin Tarantino Director Pam Grier Jackie Brown Samuel L. Jackson Ordell Robbie Robert Forster Max Cherry Bridget Fonda Melanie Ralston Michael Keaton Ray Nicolette
Show Less Cast & Crew Show More Cast & Crew

Movie Clips

View All videos

Jackie Brown

Jackie Brown: Official Clip - A Gun Pressed Up Against My Dick Jackie Brown: Official Clip - A Gun Pressed Up Against My Dick 2:09 Jackie Brown: Official Clip - Fitting Room Exchange Jackie Brown: Official Clip - Fitting Room Exchange 1:37 Jackie Brown: Official Clip - Ray's Interrogation Jackie Brown: Official Clip - Ray's Interrogation 2:12 Jackie Brown: Official Clip - The Delfonics Jackie Brown: Official Clip - The Delfonics 2:13 Jackie Brown: Official Clip - Melanie Provokes Louis Jackie Brown: Official Clip - Melanie Provokes Louis 1:58 Jackie Brown: Official Clip - I'm Home, I'm High Jackie Brown: Official Clip - I'm Home, I'm High 2:10 Jackie Brown: Official Clip - You Shot Melanie? Jackie Brown: Official Clip - You Shot Melanie? 2:11 Jackie Brown: Official Clip - I'll Send You a Postcard Jackie Brown: Official Clip - I'll Send You a Postcard 2:08 Jackie Brown: Official Clip - Three Minutes Later Jackie Brown: Official Clip - Three Minutes Later 2:12 Jackie Brown: Official Clip - One Dirty Ass Trunk Jackie Brown: Official Clip - One Dirty Ass Trunk 2:00 View more videos

More Like This

View All Best Movies to Stream at Home

Cop Land 75% 67% Cop Land Things to Do in Denver When You're Dead 37% 72% Things to Do in Denver When You're Dead The Negotiator 74% 79% The Negotiator China Moon 40% 41% China Moon Heist 67% 59% Heist Discover more movies and TV shows. View More

Related Movie News

View All Related Movie News
87 Fearless Women Movie Heroes Who Inspire Us Breaking Down the Quentin Tarantino Cinematic Universe Rank Michael Keaton’s 10 Best Movies

Videos

View All videos

Jackie Brown

The Freshest Films of Quentin Tarantino The Freshest Films of Quentin Tarantino 1:58 View more videos

Photos

View All Jackie Brown photos

Jackie Brown

Jackie Brown (1997) Jackie Brown (1997) View more photos

Movie Info

Synopsis When flight attendant Jackie Brown (Pam Grier) is busted smuggling money for her arms dealer boss, Ordell Robbie (Samuel L. Jackson), agent Ray Nicolette (Michael Keaton) and detective Mark Dargus (Michael Bowen) want her help to bring down Robbie. Facing jail time for her silence or death for her cooperation, Brown decides instead to double-cross both parties and make off with the smuggled money. Meanwhile, she enlists the help of bondsman Max Cherry (Robert Forster), a man who loves her.

Director
Quentin Tarantino

Producer
Lawrence Bender

Screenwriter
Elmore Leonard, Quentin Tarantino

Distributor
Miramax Films, Buena Vista International [us]

Production Co
Mighty Mighty Afrodite Productions, Miramax Films, Lawrence Bender Productions, A Band Apart

Rating
R

Genre
Crime, Drama, Mystery & Thriller

Original Language
English

Release Date (Theaters)
Dec 25, 1997, Original

Release Date (Streaming)
Dec 17, 2015

Box Office (Gross USA)
$39.6M

Runtime
2h 35m

Sound Mix
SDDS, Dolby Digital, Surround

Aspect Ratio
35mm
Most Popular at Home Now
Jackie Brown | Rotten Tomatoes (2024)
Top Articles
Latest Posts
Article information

Author: Domingo Moore

Last Updated:

Views: 5588

Rating: 4.2 / 5 (53 voted)

Reviews: 92% of readers found this page helpful

Author information

Name: Domingo Moore

Birthday: 1997-05-20

Address: 6485 Kohler Route, Antonioton, VT 77375-0299

Phone: +3213869077934

Job: Sales Analyst

Hobby: Kayaking, Roller skating, Cabaret, Rugby, Homebrewing, Creative writing, amateur radio

Introduction: My name is Domingo Moore, I am a attractive, gorgeous, funny, jolly, spotless, nice, fantastic person who loves writing and wants to share my knowledge and understanding with you.