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Jackie Reviews

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December 7, 2018
The film is frustratingly obvious and pushes the viewer into a passive role.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.33/5
November 18, 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.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
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.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
November 7, 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.
Full Review | Original Score: 9/10
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.
Full Review | Original Score: B+
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.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
November 3, 2018
It's a performance that doesn't quite transcend. I never felt like I was watching Portman become Kennedy, but more of Portman just playing Kennedy, but it is still stirring in its own right.
Full Review | Original Score: B
October 31, 2018
Jackie looks at the assassination and aftermath through the widow's eyes, which is a haunting examination of the intersection of loss and legacy that is led by a powerful performance by Natalie Portman.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
August 30, 2018
Natalie Portman's performance carries the film entirely.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
August 28, 2018
The lion's share of praise that will be heaped upon Jackie will largely fall at the foot of Portman, and rightfully so, but there's still a lot to love beyond the soulful performance at the centre of the film.
August 27, 2018
Portman's vivid portrayal is the film's greatest strength, coasting through woebegone New England accents and the script's on-the-nose airing of themes in the final act.
August 27, 2018
At a very brisk 95 minutes, Larraín's Jackie is stripped of any fluff or distractions and is streamlined for maximum focus on a moment in American history so steeped in controversy and conspiracy by focusing on the most human element of it.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
August 26, 2018
Natalie Portman, who stars as the Iconic former First Lady, is sure to get plenty of awards nods for her finely nuanced portrayal.
August 25, 2018
A subtle, mesmerizing, mind-altering character study.
August 23, 2018
Larrain's picture is a curious but engaging affair.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
August 22, 2018
It's enlightening and insightful, using unusually creative filming, to experience Jackie's life and perspective firsthand.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
August 21, 2018
"Jackie" struggles in its pacing. It's Natalie Portman that saves the film from flat-lining completely and her performance is one that is far superior than the film itself.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
August 21, 2018
While many small details are profoundly beautiful, Larraín's attempt feels weighed down by self-importance, as if history were a wet blanket of one's own making that is ultimately inescapable.
April 26, 2018
Portman's performance and Larraín's flowing camera overcome a screenplay that too often seems like a one-act play. They do more than just move a play outdoors. They explode it into lush, grand visions of American history.
March 21, 2018
Although the film suffers from complacency, it is still a visual spectacle, full of emotions, great performances, an impressive production design and above all, much intimacy within the pain. [Full review in Spanish]
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