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.
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
Good stuff and well worth the wait.
'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.