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Samuel L. Jackson Commands Attention

Six years removed from his riveting performance as Wesley Snipes’ juiced-up brother in “Jungle Fever,” Samuel L. Jackson continues to impress. In Kevin Reynold’s stylistic “187,” Jackson takes on difficult material he portrays a school teacher pushed beyond his limits and holds our attention despite our desire to look away. As for director Reynolds, last heard from as the “Waterworld” guy, “187” indeed represents a career makeover. , DataTimes ILLUSTRATION: Photo