American Experience (2007)



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For the Baby Boomers, the assassination of President John F. Kennedy took on the same sense of tragedy as the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks did for Generation Y -- not only for the effect that it had on the nation's morale but for the conspiracy theories that would follow in its wake as well. In the aftermath of the assassination, President Lyndon B. Johnson plunged the country into a divisive and questionable war in part due to paranoia, thus creating an atmosphere of distrust and … More

Rating: Unrated
Genre: Documentary, Special Interest
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Written By: Robert Stone
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On DVD: Jan 15, 2008
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All Critics (23) | Top Critics (11)

A straightforward documentary on the assassination of President Kennedy.

Full Review… | December 7, 2007
Los Angeles Times
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[A] meticulously researched, seemingly unbiased summary of the [JFK] killing and the major conspiracy theories.

Full Review… | November 30, 2007
New York Daily News
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Though the material is hardly fresh, it retains some fascination, and Stone has assembled Oswald's Ghost well, with few of the stylistic tics that marred his Guerilla: The Taking Of Patty Hearst.

Full Review… | November 29, 2007
AV Club
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Oswald's Ghost is a thorough and systematic primer on how and why the JFK assassination became a generational obsession, and seemed to signal the demolition of at least one version of the American dream.

Full Review… | November 29, 2007
Top Critic

Stone argues quite convincingly that Kennedy's horrifically violent death will continue to prickle the national psyche.

Full Review… | November 27, 2007
Village Voice
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Impresses as a concise, intelligent and rigorously well-researched piece of work.

Full Review… | November 20, 2007
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