Monday, February 6, 2012
Jackie Brown (1997) dir. Quentin Tarantino
"This is the movie that proves Tarantino is the real thing, and not just a two-film wonder boy. It's not a retread of 'Reservoir Dogs' or 'Pulp Fiction,' but a new film in a new style, and it evokes the particular magic of Elmore Leonard--who elevates the crime novel to a form of sociological comedy. There is a scene here that involves the ex-con Louis (Robert De Niro) and Ordell's druggie mistress (Bridget Fonda) discussing a photograph pinned to the wall, and it's so perfectly written, timed and played that I applauded it."
But is it boring? No.