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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.
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.
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.
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.
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]
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.