Parents' Guide to

Jackie Brown

By Charles Cassady Jr., Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 16+

Mellower Tarantino still has sex, drugs, swearing, murder.

Movie R 1997 154 minutes
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Community Reviews

age 13+

Based on 3 parent reviews

age 13+

Overlooked Tarantino gem.

age 14+


i did not select violence for this film because it is very mild violence that you would find in a pg-13 movie. there is a lot of profanity and a brief but kind of graphic sex scene that lasts for about five seconds

Is It Any Good?

Our review:
Parents say (3 ):
Kids say (14 ):

JACKIE BROWN was Tarantino's much-anticipated follow-up after Pulp Fiction made him a superstar director, but fans expecting another hyper-violent, hyper-hip hyper-flick are in for disappointment. Adapting the novel Rum Punch by Elmore Leonard, Taantino instead delivers a long, thoughtful, restrained, adult crime drama emphasizing emotion and relationships more than cool stunts or gore. It's also quite a career-salute to 1970s "blaxploitation" diva Pam Grier, only instead of having her burn down Watts ghettoes yet again Tarantino lets Grier strut her stuff and middle-aged allure in a nicely three-dimensional characterization (incidentally, in the source novel, Jackie was a white blonde). Hopefully parents can appreciate the seasoned ambiance that has this grooving to a mature, rhythm'n'blues beat, not MTV.

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