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Jackie Brown (1997) - (Movies To See Before You Die - Thriller)
04 Jan, 2008 | Movies To See Before You Die / Thrillers

Another under-rated gem from the master film-maker Quentin Tarantino. Though this time he goes more into character details and long interaction scenes in the first half, but in the later, he is in form again. Movies based on big money transfers and smuggling attempts are always fun to watch since they have excitement and thrills as their key ingredients. And here too Quentin comes up with a well directed movie on crime and robbery theme, inspired by a best seller novel “Rum Punch”

It’s about a perfect plan of smuggling half a million dollars into the country, executed brilliantly by the main culprit, with promising surprises in the end. There are entertaining moments of mis-happening during the plan, betrayal by close friends and exciting revelations in the climax. Each character adds his contribution to the movie as pure diamonds in a beautiful bracelet. The opening sequence sets the mood in with Jackie Brown joining her duty of a flight attendant in the morning. And then, the rest of the cast is introduced with some very interesting dialogues. Both Robert De Niro and Samuel Jackson have given splendid performances. Robet De Niro is simply superb, with his short dialogues in a small role. And also worth watching is the interaction between Samuel & Melanie at his house in their first scene itself. 
 
The movie may be a bit slow for some viewers since the the usual trademark styles of Quentin Tarantino, are not there. But it grows on you slowly and leaves you impressed as it ends. The interesting characterization of every individual in the story demands many repeated views of this Tarantino masterpiece. In few words, it is not a usual pacy thriller, but a very good choice for students of cinema to study different aspects of movie making. In fact the movie is a fine example to teach character building in a story. Don’t expect an action packed, fast moving crime movie with great chase sequences, but instead see this movie to experience perfect scripting, brilliant direction and superb acting, all in one.

Directed By Quentin Tarantino
Starring : Samuel Jackson, Robert De Niro, Robert Forster, Pam Grier & Others


Tags : Jackie Brown, Quentin Tarantino, Samuel Jackson, Robert De Niro, Movies on Theft and Robbery, Movies To See Before You Die, Suspense Movies, Must See Movies List By Bobby Sing
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