- Adaptation Displacement: Many don't realize that it was based off the novel Rum Punch by Elmore Leonard.
- Award Snub:
- Awesome Music: 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.
- 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.
- 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.
YMMV / Jackie Brown