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JFK Reviews

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Matt Brunson
Creative Loafing

An often extraordinary movie, not only in its technical prowess but also in the way Stone is able to combine historical facts with his own flights of fancy.

Full Review Source: Creative Loafing | Original Score: 3.5/4

April 18, 2014
Kevin Carr
7M Pictures

an imperfect masterpiece

Full Review Source: 7M Pictures | Original Score: 4.5/5

November 22, 2013
Noel Murray
The Dissolve

Even aside from what it's saying, and even with the many, many forced moments, JFK has a mad genius about it.

Full Review Source: The Dissolve | Original Score: 4/5

November 12, 2013
Phil Villarreal

It's damn entertaining and thought-provoking.

Full Review Source: COED.com | Original Score: 4/4

November 12, 2013
Owen Gleiberman
Entertainment Weekly
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Full Review Source: Entertainment Weekly | Original Score: A-

September 7, 2011
Emanuel Levy

Despite the controversial and verbose nature of the material, not to mention lenghty running time, Oliver Stone's JFK is a riveting dramatizaition of various conspiracy theories regarding the Kennedy's assassination

Full Review Source: EmanuelLevy.Com | Original Score: B+

March 4, 2011
Matt Noller
Slant Magazine

There's something almost quaint about JFK now.

Full Review Source: Slant Magazine | Original Score: 3.5/4

February 2, 2009
John J. Puccio
Movie Metropolis

...if you can forget some of the hyperbole, JFK comes off as a first-rate mystery thriller.

Full Review Source: Movie Metropolis | Original Score: 8/10

November 5, 2008
Tim Brayton
Antagony & Ecstasy

Lousy history, absolutely perfect filmmaking.

Full Review Source: Antagony & Ecstasy | Original Score: 9/10

October 19, 2008

TV Guide's Movie Guide

It is the director's evident passion to expose the deepest, darkest elements at work in society that really makes JFK come alive.

Full Review Source: TV Guide's Movie Guide | Original Score: 3.5/4

July 23, 2008


Forget about the history, just enjoy the ride.

Full Review Source: Film4

July 23, 2008
Lori Hoffman
Atlantic City Weekly

All over the place, but fun

| Original Score: 4/5

March 16, 2007
Michael Dequina

| Original Score: 5/5

December 29, 2006
Geoff Andrew
Time Out
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Stone goes for the gut, but the complexity of theories surrounding the Kennedy assassination might have benefited from a cooler assessment.

Full Review Source: Time Out

June 24, 2006
JoBlo's Movie Emporium

The film's true power lies in its ability to entertain, fascinate, teach and absorb all in one sitting.

Full Review Source: JoBlo's Movie Emporium | Original Score: 9/10

May 6, 2006
Cole Smithey

| Original Score: 4/5

May 5, 2006
Rob Thomas
Capital Times (Madison, WI)

You'll pick it apart later, but while it's going, it's one great political thriller.

| Original Score: 4/5

October 25, 2005
Emanuel Levy

| Original Score: 3/5

June 13, 2005
Greg Maki
Star-Democrat (Easton, MD)

| Original Score: 4/5

February 11, 2005
Jeffrey Overstreet
Looking Closer

A powerful, personal exploration of a complicated and crucial period in American history. Whether or not Stone gets all of his facts right, he raises very important questions.

| Original Score: A

January 15, 2005
David Ansen
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October 18, 2008
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