Jackie Brown

Jackie Brown ★★★★

I’m surprised by how much I enjoyed this. Tarantino tells an incredibly intricate story here, and although it’s hard to follow at times simply because of its inherent complexity, it was still fun to try to figure out along the way. I guess by that I mean it’s difficult to read these characters, but that’s of course because they make it difficult for themselves to be read by each other. I also appreciate that Tarantino avoids his typical tone in this movie, which I find to be obnoxious and over the top most of the time. This movie is quieter and somewhat more subtle than usual. For once, it lacks excessive violence (or at least it doesn’t seem to revolve around violence), and instead Tarantino utilizes characters that are far more fascinating than any of the others he’s written. This was a pleasure to watch unfold.

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