Sunday, 16 June 2013

Movie Review: Foxy Brown (1974)

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Movie Review: Foxy Brown (1974)

                                               Director: Jack Hill
                                               Starring: Pam Grier, Terry Carter. Peter Brown


The Lowdown:

Originally intended to be a sequel to 73's "Coffy" Foxy Brown features more action, sex, and 70s goodness from blaxploitation Icon Pam Grier. Foxy sets out on a path of vengeance against those who murdered her boyfriend. 

Featuring lesbian bar fights, men getting chopped up by plane propellers and once again Pam Griers best asset - her naked breasts, this is a blast from start to finish. My only complaint is at times its feels a little slow, and although never boring it would have been nice to see the action paced out a little better.

Pam Grier's performance is pretty solid as the badass action heroine Foxy and she brings a physical presence to the role like no other female at the time could, paving the way for future action heroines such as Sigourney Weaver in Aliens, and Linda Hamilton in Terminator 2 this is pretty much the birth of the kick ass leading lady, something we now take for granted.

Sadly after a couple movies Pam all but fizzled out and took a back seat, and played more supporting roles until Tarantino Cast her In 1997s Jackie Brown, which is a shame as i would have loved a whole bunch of violent 70s and 80s actioners from Ms Grier. But her work in this and "Coffy" have truly cemented her as an Icon of 70s action cinema, and nobody can take that away from her.

While not quite as good as "Coffy" Foxy Brown is a fantastic way to spend an evening. Brimming with 70s swagger, Gratuitous Violence and a Finale that would make Dirty Harry proud, Foxy Brown is hard hitting entertainment from a fantastic era.

Final Verdict:

Boobs, blood and a pickle jar filled with a mans floating member make this classic worthy of revisiting. Witness the rise of the action heroine and marvel at the beauty of Ms Grier. Foxy Brown Still delivers the goods in 2013. You would be foolish to have not seen this cult classic.


Nothing less than a solid 4 out of 5 for this vintage classic.

Pick this classic up at Amazon here: Foxy Brown [DVD]

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