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JFK Reviews

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Brad Phelps
Tulsa World
July 28, 2015
JFK undeniably is well crafted and exhilarating. But it comes equipped with the biggest movie caveat emptor on record -- the historical context is Stone's and Stone's alone.
Matt Brunson
Creative Loafing
April 18, 2014
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 | Original Score: 3.5/4
Kevin Carr
7M Pictures
November 22, 2013
an imperfect masterpiece
Full Review | Original Score: 4.5/5
Noel Murray
The Dissolve
November 12, 2013
Even aside from what it's saying, and even with the many, many forced moments, JFK has a mad genius about it.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Phil Villarreal
November 12, 2013
It's damn entertaining and thought-provoking.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
Emanuel Levy
March 4, 2011
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 | Original Score: B+
Top Critic
Jonathan Rosenbaum
Chicago Reader
March 27, 2009
Sad to say, Oliver Stone's three hours of bombast did little to raise the level of discussion.
Matt Noller
Slant Magazine
February 2, 2009
There's something almost quaint about JFK now.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
John J. Puccio
Movie Metropolis
November 5, 2008
...if you can forget some of the hyperbole, JFK comes off as a first-rate mystery thriller.
Full Review | Original Score: 8/10
Tim Brayton
Antagony & Ecstasy
October 19, 2008
Lousy history, absolutely perfect filmmaking.
Full Review | Original Score: 9/10

TV Guide
July 23, 2008
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 | Original Score: 3.5/4

July 23, 2008
Forget about the history, just enjoy the ride.
Lori Hoffman
Atlantic City Weekly
March 16, 2007
All over the place, but fun
| Original Score: 4/5
Top Critic
Geoff Andrew
Time Out
June 24, 2006
Stone goes for the gut, but the complexity of theories surrounding the Kennedy assassination might have benefited from a cooler assessment.
JoBlo's Movie Emporium
May 6, 2006
The film's true power lies in its ability to entertain, fascinate, teach and absorb all in one sitting.
Full Review | Original Score: 9/10
Rob Thomas
Capital Times (Madison, WI)
October 25, 2005
You'll pick it apart later, but while it's going, it's one great political thriller.
| Original Score: 4/5
Jeffrey Overstreet
Looking Closer
January 15, 2005
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
Pablo Villaça
Cinema em Cena
March 12, 2004
No melhor filme de sua carreira, Stone não apenas cria um thriller político brilhante como ainda prova, sem sombra de dúvidas, que a morte de JFK foi um golpe de Estado.
| Original Score: 5/5
Nell Minow
Movie Mom at Yahoo! Movies
January 4, 2004
Too fraudulent to work as fact; too melodramatic to work as fiction.
| Original Score: 2/5
Mike McGranaghan
Aisle Seat
September 4, 2003
Nothing short of a masterpiece!
| Original Score: 5/5
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