Chappaquiddick Reviews

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November 5, 2020
Important viewing regardless of how you feel about the Kennedy clan.
August 20, 2019
A chastening, timely picture of the corrosive effects of power and the compromises we make in the name of self-preservation.
July 7, 2019
Friday, July 18, 1969: Apollo 11 is about to land on the moon and Senator Edward Kennedy is about to crash and burn.
June 3, 2019
Clarke's performance is strong, saddled with layers of pain and regret, and the script by Taylor Allen and Andrew Logan mines some fascinating political drama out of the story.
May 4, 2019
Whilst perhaps too low-key a title to garner major traction, Chappaquiddick is nonetheless an intriguing-enough drama detailing a rather daring subject.
January 24, 2019
By divorcing Ted Kennedy from his accomplishments, Chappaqudick forces a reckoning over the divide between his rhetoric and his actions.
January 18, 2019
We'll never know exactly what happened, but this well-crafted, insightful and persuasive movie does a convincing job of recreating that night and the shifty cover-up that came next.
December 21, 2018
There are critical questions raised that are never answered, making Chappaquiddick a suspenseful and compelling (if convenient) blur of fact and fiction.
November 25, 2018
A painfully realistic portrait of a tragedy that is too often viewed through a political prism.
November 13, 2018
Events are economically detailed, and the hypocrisy is revealed through not just the lowest of deeds, but the failure to hit heights so nobly articulated.
November 5, 2018
(Chappaquiddick) leaves scenes open to the audience's interpretation and viewers will have widely different experiences watching it based on their own personal ideologies.
November 1, 2018
The cynical smartness that has afflicted contemporary journalism and made much recent cinema insufferable is confronted by Curran's conscientious dramatic rigor.
October 31, 2018
[Chappaquiddick] undoubtedly rests on the shoulders of Jason Clarke, and Clarke turns in one of his finest performances.
October 30, 2018
The Senator does a great job of illuminating one of the less salubrious moments in American political history.
October 5, 2018
More than a political thriller or a biography, what Chappaquiddick offers a non-complacent drama that delves into the mixed feelings that rattled the insides of the youngest Kennedys. [Full review in Spanish]
September 19, 2018
A strange current of sympathy and compassion for those involved drives the political principals of the film. [Full Review in Spanish]
September 17, 2018
That public scandal's cleanup committee... explains more about politics and the Kennedys than [their entire] filmography altogether. [Full review in Spanish]
September 13, 2018
Fair and factual, John Curran's film showcases a living, breathing performance from Jason Clarke as the Massachusetts Senator many say got away with murder.
September 10, 2018
This is a movie about spin, public relations, and the power of television.
September 4, 2018
It's a story that reveals the troubles around extreme ambition and entitlement and the kind of life that one can lead to bring them to the belief that their life is mor important than another.
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