JFK Synopsis
New Orleans DA Jim Garrison (Kevin Costner) sees assassination conspiracy.
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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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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...
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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...
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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....
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Slant Magazine

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JFK still retains a primal power; no number of derivative, headache-inducing CSI episodes can blunt the impact of Stone's aggressive...
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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....
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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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By villalonbrito
Top 5 movie of all time. It's that good...

Jfk a classic

By mario29
The is not all true but it is extremely well done, great actors Oliver stone at his best ten out if ten , it is very long...

Dishonest reinvention of history

By mallwilliam
This is a propaganda piece designed to tell Stones version of history. The problem is, it's intentionally dishonest. The shot from the depository was far from impossible, but that's the basis of the...

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