But "Coffy" is working on a whole 'nother level.
Within minutes after the opening credits, she's killing off drug pushers with shotgun facials. It's made abundantly clear that she's a one-woman hit squad with deeply personal motivations and zero misgivings.
But there's a humanity to this character, for which Grier is 100% attributable. She is a force in this movie, lending an emotional core to this character and bringing a sense of fun to most of the violence; Given the budget, the production side of things gets pretty rough, but if you ever wonder why Pam Grier is hailed as the queen of blaxploitation, "Coffy" is all you need.
I love this movie.