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YMMV: Jackie Brown

  • Adaptation Displacement: Many don't realize that it was based off the novel Rum Punch by Elmore Leonard.
  • Crowning Music of Awesome: Bobby Womack's "Across 110th Street" (originally the theme from the film of the same name) during the opening credits.
    • Arguably the entire movie's soundtrack. It *is* a Tarantino movie, after all...
  • Magnificent Bastard: Jackie.
  • Memetic Mutation: The main article's page-topping quote.
  • Take That: Ordell's last line to Louis could be interpreted as a subtle one to Robert De Niro, whose career choices as of late have been less than stellar.
    • Probably more a Hilarious in Hindsight, as De Niro's career slump didn't really hit until the 21st century. By the time Jackie's Brown had come out, his most recent film choices had included Casino, Heat, Wag The Dog, and Copland.
  • Tough Act to Follow: This was Tarantino's next movie after Pulp Fiction. No way it was going to get as much praise, even if it is a very good movie on its own.
  • Vindicated by History: At the time of release, while Jackie Brown was praised, it was also criticized for not being Pulp Fiction. Jackie Brown, in comparison, was a more subtle and realistic movie. Years down the line, these qualities are frequently cited whenever the movie gets praised, and now Jackie Brown frequently ranks high, if not sometimes actually beating Pulp Fiction, as Tarantino's best.

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