Reviewed Mar 08, 2012
Jacob Olsen’s review:
When watching Jackie Brown (1997), there is in particular a certain tune one notices, namely "Across 110th Street", written by Bobby Womack for this film. Across 110th Street (1972) is traditionally considered a blaxploitation movie, and as an homage to the genre it was natural for Tarantino to let Pam Grier hum along to this song.
In the film two colored criminals rob the mafia, and runs off with a bunch of money, at the same time killing both mobsters and police officers and thus becoming New York's Most Wanted. In the subplot the racist and corrupt police captain (Anthony Quinn) must hand over the investigation to the colored lieutenant (Yaphet Kotto). The film is quite exciting, intense and remarkably raw and brutal. Recommended!