100

San Francisco Chronicle

By Peter Stack
Director Oliver Stone has fashioned in JFK a riveting, dramatic and disturbing look at one of the great whodunits of history. [20 Dec 1991]
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100

Chicago Sun-Times

By Roger Ebert
Stone and his editors, Joe Hutshing and Pietro Scalia, have somehow triumphed over the tumult of material here and made it work - made it grip and disturb us.
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91

Entertainment Weekly

By Owen Gleiberman
[Stone's] filmmaking is so supple and alive, his obsession with the visual aspect of history so electrifying, that JFK practically roots itself in your imagination.
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88

Chicago Tribune

By Gene Siskel
Does JFK capture the truth? Possibly, in a poetic sense. Is it a compelling film? Most assuredly. [20 Dec 1991]
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88

TV Guide

Director and co-screenwriter Oliver Stone pulls off an amazing filmmaking feat with JFK, transforming the dry minutiae of every John F. Kennedy assassination conspiracy theory of the past three decades into riveting screen material.
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88

Slant Magazine

JFK still retains a primal power; no number of derivative, headache-inducing CSI episodes can blunt the impact of Stone's aggressive visuals, and the film's plea for accountability and honesty in government is as vital now as ever.
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88

Miami Herald

By Bill Cosford
JFK is staggering in its power. [20 Dec 1991, p.5]
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80

Wall Street Journal

By Julie Salamon
It's powerful film making that at the very least accomplishes what Mr. Stone said he set out to do - to offer the world an alternate myth. [20 Dec 1991]
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75

Boston Globe

By Jay Carr
It's riveting moviemaking and a boost for what's left of America's ailing collective life. [20 Dec 1991]
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63

USA Today

By Mike Clark
JFK is provocative, a technical primer and an ensemble treat with unusually well- realized star cameos. [20 Dec 1991]
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72 out of 100
Generally favorable reviews
Metascore® based on all critic reviews. Scores range from 0 to 100, with higher scores indicating more favorable reviews.