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JFK Reviews

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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
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.
Carol Cling
Las Vegas Review-Journal
August 22, 2003
| Original Score: 2/5
Jake Euker
F5 (Wichita, KS)
February 25, 2007
| Original Score: 2/5
Torene Svitil
Empire Magazine
January 1, 2000
If conspiracy theories are your cup of tea -- or if you just like a good yarn -- JFK may satisfy.
Chris Hicks
Deseret News, Salt Lake City
January 1, 2000
As scenery-chewing entertainment, JFK would appear to be an interesting failure.
Stephen Farber
January 9, 2002
One doesn't have to buy the Warren Commission's version of the nightmare in Dallas to find Stone's hysterical conspiracy theory monumentally unconvincing.
Top Critic
Vincent Canby
New York Times
May 20, 2003
The film's insurmountable problem is the vast amount of material it fails to make coherent sense of.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
Frank Swietek
One Guy's Opinion
October 31, 2003
| Original Score: 2/5
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.
Philip Martin
Arkansas Democrat-Gazette
January 24, 2003
| Original Score: 3/5
Top Critic
Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times
January 1, 2000
Hypnotically watchable.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
Phil Villarreal
November 12, 2013
It's damn entertaining and thought-provoking.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
Moira Sullivan
Movie Magazine International
July 5, 2003
The conspiracy theory of the murder of JFK is given front stage by Stone. Intriguing and thought provoking piece.
| Original Score: 4/5
James Rocchi
November 7, 2002
The film's argument is both engaging and ridiculous -- and [it] is also one of the best shot and edited films in recent memory.
Full Review | Original Score: 4.5/5
Scott Weinberg
July 31, 2002
| Original Score: 4/5
Mark R. Leeper
January 1, 2000
This is a film that will change some minds and provoke argument. 73% of Americans believe there was a conspiracy and that percentage is likely to go up with this film.
Full Review | Original Score: low +2 out of -4..+4
Tim Brayton
Antagony & Ecstasy
October 19, 2008
Lousy history, absolutely perfect filmmaking.
Full Review | Original Score: 9/10
Cole Smithey
May 5, 2006
| Original Score: 4/5
Christopher Null
January 1, 2000
JFK is one powerful movie, even if you don't believe a word of it in the end.
| Original Score: 5/5
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