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Chappaquiddick (2018)



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Ted Kennedy's life and political career become derailed in the aftermath of a fatal car accident in 1969 that claims the life of a young campaign strategist, Mary Jo Kopechne.


Jason Clarke
as Sen. Ted Kennedy
Kate Mara
as Mary Jo Kopechne
Ed Helms
as Joe Gargan
Bruce Dern
as Joe Kennedy Sr.
Jim Gaffigan
as Paul Markham

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All Critics (13) | Top Critics (3)

[jason] Clarke does wonders with the material, adding new dimensions and layers between what hit the screen and what lingered just out of frame.

September 15, 2017 | Rating: A- | Full Review…

Everything is methodical, it covers most of the bases, but passion and vitality are crucially missing from director John Curran's treatment.

September 11, 2017 | Full Review…

"Chappaquiddick" is exactly what you want it to be: a tense, scrupulous, absorbingly precise and authentic piece of history - a tabloid scandal attached to a smoke-filled-room travesty.

September 10, 2017 | Full Review…

Not only is Chappaquiddick a standout treatment of this story, but it's a perfect film for these times (Living Life Fearless)

November 29, 2017 | Rating: 4.5/5 | Full Review…

Whether a product of the script as written or of Curran's directorial decisions, the second half of Chappaquiddick plays like comedy.

September 28, 2017 | Rating: B- | Full Review…

Jason Clarke nicely captures Kennedy's confusion as his desire to do the right thing collides with the pressures placed on him by the media and his family.

September 27, 2017 | Full Review…

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