Samuel L Jackson

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Jackie Brown review – Tarantino’s most romantic film is a stone-cold classic
Pam Grier and Samuel L Jackson are explosively good in this stylish crime thriller, with superb supporting turns from Robert Forster, Robert De Niro and Bridget Fonda

Peter Bradshaw

15, Sep, 2022 @8:00 AM

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Samuel L Jackson criticises Oscars for sidelining Poitier and losing mystique
The actor, who received an honorary Oscar this year, spoke out against the producers’ handling of the in memoriam section, as well as the choice of presenters

Catherine Shoard

15, Jun, 2022 @12:46 PM

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A Rage in Harlem by Chester Himes audiobook review – vintage crooks and conmen
Samuel L Jackson’s narration does full justice to this grimly comic novel from the mid-century master of New York crime

Fiona Sturges

08, Apr, 2022 @11:00 AM

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‘This is going to be cherished’: Samuel L Jackson and Elaine May receive honorary Oscars
Liv Ullmann and Danny Glover also honoured at Governors Awards, on night when Hollywood lavishes praise on beloved stars for lifetime achievements

Lois Beckett

26, Mar, 2022 @10:58 AM

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The Last Days of Ptolemy Grey review – this is Samuel L Jackson’s career-best performance
Poignant, vulnerable, unsparing: the actor’s portrayal of a man with dementia in this new drama is clearly a passion project – and it carries the show

Lucy Mangan

10, Mar, 2022 @4:41 PM

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The Hitman’s Wife’s Bodyguard review – a nausea whack
This action comedy sequel is even more cliched and crass than the original

Wendy Ide

20, Jun, 2021 @10:00 AM

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The Long Kiss Goodnight: a masterful performance from Geena Davis obliterates nonsensical plot
Samuel L Jackson’s low-rent private eye pairs up with Davis’s schoolteacher when her former assassin identity starts violently reemerging in this 90s action thriller

Greta Parry

13, Jun, 2021 @5:30 PM

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The Hitman’s Wife’s Bodyguard review – Ryan Reynolds back in a tiresome sequel
Reynolds returns as bodyguard Michael Bryce, with Samuel L Jackson as an assassin, Salma Hayek as his badass wife and Antonio Banderas as a Greek supervillain. Please stop

Peter Bradshaw

11, Jun, 2021 @3:51 PM

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Samuel L Jackson’s 20 best films – ranked!
Soon to be seen in The Hitman’s Wife’s Bodyguard, the actor has a CV taking in dancing losers, choric narrators, a Bible-misquoting killer – and Marvel’s coolest middleman

Peter Bradshaw

03, Jun, 2021 @11:00 AM

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Hear me out: why 2014’s Robocop isn’t a bad movie
Continuing our series of writers defending films hated by most is a tribute to the maligned remake of Paul Verhoeven’s sci-fi thriller

Richard Knightwell

28, May, 2021 @6:24 AM

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Spiral review – Chris Rock’s Saw reboot is torturously bad
The comedian’s attempt to reframe the gory horror franchise as a detective thriller is an ugly and embarrassingly shoddy disaster

Benjamin Lee

12, May, 2021 @5:05 PM

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Unbreakable at 20: the film that finally took superheroes seriously
M Night Shyamalan’s 2000 fantasy drama showed that superhero narratives can be told with patience and a straight face which changed the genre forever

Charles Bramesco

23, Nov, 2020 @2:35 PM

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