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Jackie Reviews

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January 30, 2018
Not without aesthetic interest, the movie is still a complete mess, weighed down by an expositional script and extremely mannered performances.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/4
September 5, 2017
It's an intensity that never lets up - you have to take your moments to stop and remember to inhale and exhale when you can. But that intensity is also to the film's detriment, as at no point does it allow warmth to seep in.
August 28, 2017
Jackie is too focused to teach history to the young and too invasive to appeal to the old, who watched TV that November.
August 15, 2017
Jackie is a self-serious affair, and despite its dedication to getting under the skin of the former first lady, it remains largely on the surface of things - glossy, sleek, and to a certain extent oddly detached.
March 23, 2017
As a whole, the movie is very cold. Director Pablo Larraín shoots much of it in a very controlled, almost Kubrickian way
August 10, 2017
Pablo Larraín's disappointing Jacqueline Kennedy biopic tries but ultimately fails to reconcile the person with the persona.
March 22, 2017
This is essentially asking us to celebrate the birth of spin in modern politics.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
March 15, 2017
Jackie is a great recreation of a very important time and context, but it didn't stimulated me emotionally or intellectually as much as I would have liked. [Full review in Spanish]
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
February 27, 2017
Despite some impressive visual flourishes - the slain President's limousine racing to the hospital - the much-hyped Jackie is ultimately a big let-down.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/5
February 24, 2017
An artificially enlarged portrait that has empty, superficial and apolitical reflections. [Full review in Spanish]
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
December 2, 2016
Unfortunately, Portman's performance is the kind of boilerplate biopic mimicry that, while certainly attractive to Oscar voters, is the antithesis of the kind of critique she and Larraín are attempting.
January 19, 2017
Was I riveted by Natalie Portman as Jackie Kennedy? I was... But was I aware it was Natalie Portman, Acting? Always. And there isn't much else here.
December 29, 2016
One could excuse the lack of factual detail if the movie had some focused impression to suggest.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
November 28, 2016
Pablo Larraín's film bluntly hammers home the notion that history is framed by perception rather than reality.
December 18, 2016
The title character never emerges from the iconic shell she inhabits to become a fully fleshed-out individual and the filmmakers are perhaps too reverential to make her seem real.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
December 1, 2016
The real question is what Jackie as a whole adds up to, and the returns are mixed.
January 22, 2017
Portman is excellent but it's hard not to know why the story is being told.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
January 3, 2017
Full Review | Original Score: 1/4
January 2, 2017
Yes, the actress nails Jackie's soft, breathy, almost brittle voice. Yes, she moves about with the perfect posture and grace that Kennedy was known for. Yet her Jackie rarely feels lived-in.
December 1, 2016
"Jackie" does more than a disservice - bordering on an insult - to its subject: It's so obtuse about the history of mores that it's the equivalent of showing Abraham Lincoln reading the Gettysburg Address off a teleprompter.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
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