YMMV / Jackie Brown


  • Adaptation Displacement: Many don't realize that it was based off the novel Rum Punch by Elmore Leonard.
  • Award Snub: Quentin Tarantino was upset that Pam Grier didn't receive an Oscar nomination for Best Actress.
  • Broken Base: This film generally gets placed at the top of Tarantino's works or at the bottom. Because it's Tarantino's only straight adaptation, it's a departure from his standard style.
    • Some also debate whether the rather quick way Jackson's character gets taken out in the climax is a detriment to the film or not.
  • Crowning Music of Awesome: Bobby Womack's "Across 110th Street" (originally the theme from the film of the same name) during the opening credits; heard again as Jackie drives away at the end of the film.
  • Funny Moments:
    • Ordell impersonating the sound of a car alarm.
    • The entire trunk scene.
      • Becomes funnier when Ordell convinces Beaumont to get in the trunk by offering to take him for chicken and waffles. Beaumont contemplates for a few seconds before asking Ordell how long he has to be in the trunk. Cut to Beaumont in the trunk:
    Beaumont: Hey, you said ten minutes! (Ordell closes the trunk) OW! Lucky you didn't hit my goddamn head, you pony-tail wearin' motherfucker! Hell wrong wit'you?!
  • Magnificent Bastard: Jackie.
  • Memetic Mutation: The main article's page-topping quote.
  • One-Scene Wonder: Sid Haig as the judge.
  • Tough Act to Follow: This was Tarantino's next movie after Pulp Fiction and was heavily judged against that film. Although many fans place it as Tarantino's best film, it was met with much less general enthusiasm than Pulp Fiction.
  • Vindicated by History: The film was not nearly as successful or influential as Tarantino's previous hit, Pulp Fiction, but some critics continue to hold it as Tarantino's best film.

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