JACKIE BROWN (18)
D: Quentin Tarantino
Miramax/A Band Apart (Lawrence Bender)
W: Quentin Tarantino [based on the novel 'Rum Punch' by Elmore Leonard]
DP: Guillermo Navarro
Ed: Sally Menke
PD: David Wasco
Pam Grier (Jackie Brown), Samuel L. Jackson (Ordell Robbie), Robert Forster (Max Cherry), Robert DeNiro (Louis Gara), Bridget Fonda (Melanie Ralston), Michael Keaton (Ray Nicolette), Michael Bowen (Mark Dargus)
Quentin Tarantino's attempt at a 70's style crime-caper, which only works in fits & starts and mostly due to a good cast being involved.
A flight attendant becomes a cash courier for a gangster, and tries to outwit both sides of the law with the help of a bail bondsman.
Aside from a couple of good acting performances, this is a rather unremarkable film from Quentin Tarantino and ranks as one of his lesser works.
Of course, it was always going to be difficult to follow up Pulp Fiction, but this is pretty boggy and doesn't quite justify its running time.