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Jackie Reviews

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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.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
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
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
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]
January 25, 2018
Shot beautifully by cinematographer Stephanes Fontaine. The haunting score by composer Mica Levi drives home the grief felt through the entire picture.
Full Review | Original Score: B+
January 24, 2018
Sometimes when people say a film is all about one singular performance, it's meant as a slight. In Jackie, that's the point.
January 9, 2018
And yet, for every element in Jackie that's obvious and overplayed, there are stray, marginal details that manage to resonate, moments during which the pretense falls away and its amorphous stew of ideas finally coalesce.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
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