Jackie Reviews

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April 28, 2020
Together with the almost other-worldly camerawork by Stéphane Fontaine and mournful score by Mica Levi, Larrain and screenwriter Noah Oppenheim give us a fully realized Jackie Kennedy.
January 15, 2020
Through Portman's eyes, we gaze at the sudden end of an era of class, elegance, and hope, and the prospect of an uncertain, but inevitably darker future.
October 31, 2019
[A] uniquely and brilliantly constructed psychological character study of Jackie set in the first days after the [JFK] assassination, Chilean director Pablo Larrain tackles it all with unconventional aesthetics and non-sequential editing.
October 21, 2019
Natalie Portman more than just embodies Jacqueline Kennedy. She makes her suffering palpable for the audience.
October 3, 2019
An expressive score from Mica Levi rivals Portman's presence as the film's most emotionally pertinent aspect.
August 30, 2019
Seldom has a portrait of a familiar (a)political figure felt so focused, so fierce, and so familiar.
August 28, 2019
Natalie Portman is good as Mrs. Kennedy but she seems to get in her own way.
August 16, 2019
A complex portrait of a personality trapped between personal loss and the public eye that, at the same time, can be very speculative. [Full Review in Spanish]
August 6, 2019
The portrait that Chilean director Pablo Larraín painted with Jackie has so much color and life and emotion that it may be one of the greatest biopics ever committed to film.
July 24, 2019
I challenge anyone who sees this movie not be moved by the scene where Jackie watches Lyndon B. Johnson be sworn into office aboard Air Force One, with fragments of her husband's skull still adorning her clothing.
July 20, 2019
Jackie rises above a mere retelling of a historical event we've heard so many times before.
May 24, 2019
Jackie has an award worthy performance from Natalie Portman and a truly haunting score but it's a series of well done events that doesn't form a cohesive whole.
March 13, 2019
The problem is Pablo Larrain chose to portray Jackie as a flat emotionally distant character.
March 8, 2019
It is a great film in its own right thanks to terrific direction, subtle performances and the best soundtrack of the year so far.
December 7, 2018
The film is frustratingly obvious and pushes the viewer into a passive role.
November 19, 2018
Natalie Portman gives a virtuoso performance as Jackie, capturing her breathy feminine tones and the fashion-plate public image that hides inner devastation, hinting at a contained breakdown in the privacy of her own empty bedroom.
November 11, 2018
This film paints a complex picture of a woman who lost her tether to the world and gained her power back by creating a legend.
November 11, 2018
An intoxicating and quietly horrific look at one of the most public tragedies of the 20th century, that overcomes the flaws in the screenplay due to strong performances and direction.
November 5, 2018
As we dip in and out of the life of Jackie Onassis, Larraín maintains a fierce sense of focus. This is not Jackie's biography. It is a portrait of her grief.
November 3, 2018
The film crystallises Jackie's dignity and pathos, and, also crucially, the sheer brutality of a way of life being completely wrenched from someone in a matter of hours.
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