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½ November 25, 2017
As an attempt to bust up any faith you might still hold in the Warren Report or the veracity of the US Govt, Stone's film is a brilliant expose of the illogic and untruths behind what can only be described as the conspiracy to assassinate a president. And it can *only* be described as a conspiracy because any further facts-who did what, when and where-remains shaky and unclear by the end of the film, never more than a myth in its own right. But Stone knows that, and puts the limitation of the film right in the heart of the story (Sutherland's ex machina character admits that the why is so much more important the how in this case). Hence we are left with cuts and flashbacks and saturated storytelling, penetrating details that only seem to cohere, that leave us wanting more than can actually be offered, thrill without real catharsis-which make for a challenging movie, but one worth (almost) every minute of the (somewhat overly) long runtime.
November 12, 2017
Movie night with Iris.

Rewatched with an A? level historyette. The paranoid conspiracy stuff has dated, although I have no doubt there was more than one shooter. We were going to watch in 2-sittings, but watched in one go. That speaks volumes.
September 4, 2017
A bit long at over three hours but well done and with a loaded cast. I have no idea of the merit of this conspiracy theory but an interesting watch.
August 28, 2017
Outstanding movie making with an outstanding cast. Costner gets it done. The book on which this is based surely raises some interesting questions tho' nothing nor any one has ever proven there was more than 1 shooter. But that shooter had a seriously checkered, mysterious, unexplained background that included curious loner, patsy, or delusional wanderer with a compulsion to cure a smoldering inferiority complex.

That a conspiracy as elaborate as shown would remain completely secret until now is unlikely as potential conspirators currently are leaving, or have left, the scene in death with no deathbed Deep Throat confessions or revelations - no one hinting that they knew much more of anything than what was in the Warren Report. The Donald Sutherland character was particularly intriguing and was a lead that could have been pursued more thoroughly even with the film's already long run time.

Having been 11 at the time of the assassination and living in south Louisiana, the film recaptures the look & feel of the era, and New Orleans, down even to a 3M-Wollensak mic in the hand of a radio reporter. For a yarn that raises some still intriguing issues, coincidences, & facts, not the least of which is New Orlean's DA Jim Garrison's herculean attempt to shine light into the murkiness, this gets it done. | - Norm de Guerre
August 16, 2017
Phenomenal movie. Featuring kinetic energy and stylish direction, offering up a lot of intriguing theories and believable facts, and being carried by an incredible ensemble cast with a slew of fantastic performances, especially Costner, Jones, Oldman and Rooker, this is a "conspiracy-theory" thriller done right.
July 18, 2017
Whether it is completely accurate or liberates itself from the facts, this film is very entertaining, expertly put together and has the rare ability of a 3-hour movie to not seem like a 3-hour movie; Oldman and Lee Jones are highlights.
July 17, 2017
This was a big one to finally cross off the To-Watch Pile, as I'm sure the running time at the very least had kept me at arms' distance, since it requires something of a commitment on the part of the viewer who might not always have a casual THREE HOURS to invest in a film.

Good stuff and well worth the wait.
July 13, 2017
The dialogue is a bit laughable a times with how valiant Costner's Jim Garrison is, but JFK remains a brilliant exercise in tension and the power of film to influence public perception.
July 13, 2017
Were the 1990s the only decade that would have allowed the release of JFK - a movie that condemns the United States government for complicit or explicit involvement in the president's assassination? Probably, because ever since the 2000 era we've had more darkness, less questioning, more glorification of the government. JFK was a remarkable exercise in free speech and Stone no doubt benefited from his clout earned from previous movies to make such a statement.
June 19, 2017
Vital moviemaking. Essential viewing.
½ April 30, 2017
Movie about a state prosecutor from Louisiana who sues a man claiming he was the one who was responsible for JFK's assassination. I think. I'm not really sure because the movie is frustrating to watch its so convoluted. It does have certain parts that are entertaining. But most of it is terrible.
March 19, 2017
A long, but great movie which shines some truth about who really killed Kennedy and why.
March 14, 2017
1957 Was 34 Years Old In 1991 And 1922 Was 69 Years Old In 1991 As Well.
March 6, 2017
Somehow, Stone is able to braid the film's many yarns into a coherent story. That, unto itself, is a remarkable achievement.
February 27, 2017
At a runtime of 3 1/2 hours, you better have made a damn good film. And this isn't. It's boring bullshit.
February 24, 2017
Independente de ser verdade ou ficção, apenas enquanto thriller JFK é um filme excepcional.
February 21, 2017
Grade - B
'JFK' is fantastic filmmaking from Oliver Stone, who creates a fully realised account of the conspiracy surrounding the murder of John F. Kennedy in 1963. Whilst the film is thought-provoking and well made, its slow beginning and ridiculous run time hinder it slightly.
½ February 16, 2017
Though it is historically inaccurate, JFK's plot remains one of the most greatly written. Costner is great so is the overall cast.

January 13, 2017
It's good movie to watch
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