Jackie Brown

Movie review by Charles Cassady Jr., Common Sense Media
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Common Sense says

age 16+

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

R 1997 154 minutes

Parents say

age 14+

Based on 4 reviews

Kids say

age 13+

Based on 15 reviews

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age 16+

A dialogue gem

Strong character performances all around. The cast feels tight and their conversations flow easily. Everyone knows what they are doing there. Tarantino's dialogue has always been his strength and it is heavily on display here in a heist film without explosions or over the top fight scenes. Grier, Forster and Jackson take up the space and are a joy to follow on this ride. The film does not feel as long as it is and satisfies when you get to the conclusion.
age 13+

Overlooked Tarantino gem.

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