Jackie Reviews

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Top Critic
January 30, 2017
[Portman is] at her best here in the moments when Jackie is quiet, when the grief, anger and doubt are in her face more than in her words.
January 20, 2017
Clever, beautiful images about a clever, beautiful image-maker.
January 19, 2017
[Jackie Kennedy] is played to perfection by Natalie Portman.
January 19, 2017
It is well made, handsomely furnished, punctiliously designed and the use of Richard Burton's sonorous tones on the Kennedys' LP of the musical Camelot is a nice moment.
January 19, 2017
There is kitsch but no corn in this piercingly intelligent film. Even the press-interview framing device, a tired trope in some cinema, proves its sly mettle.
January 18, 2017
It's the incongruity of the Jackie Kennedy story told in Pablo Larrain's Jackie that makes the film so compelling.
January 13, 2017
Natalie Portman's performance is as good as everyone says.
January 11, 2017
This is a cinema of no escape, and few if any actors will have to shoulder the same burden of expressive responsibility this year - yet the never-better Portman simply shines beneath it, giving a performance of mesmeric complexity and commitment.
January 11, 2017
Larrain has carried off a perfect fusion of the personal and the political. The story of one woman's loss has become a study in America's sustaining need to turn its leaders into myth.
December 20, 2016
Portman is simply brilliant, getting to the essence of Jackie without resorting to a mere impersonation.
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.
December 16, 2016
"Jackie" is a gamble, and Portman makes it pay off.
December 15, 2016
Together [director Larrain and star Portman] trap the character on film, like a rose frozen in a block of ice.
December 15, 2016
It is a fever dream of a movie, tracking its subject as she tries to maintain control, maintain her composure, her sanity.
December 15, 2016
Larrain's gorgeously grim and austere vision bolsters a bravura performance from Natalie Portman. She inhabits Jackie as a woman who has been shaken to her core with grief.
December 14, 2016
"Jackie" is mesmerizing; a familiar story told from an entirely different angle.
December 9, 2016
To watch Portman's every move is to not only watch history being recreated, but to also witness history being made. No one will ever be able to touch this role again. Or, at least, no one should.
December 8, 2016
Portman's performance carries the day.
December 8, 2016
Natalie Portman is flawless as a string of pearls, and Peter Sarsgaard lends valuable support underplaying Robert Kennedy, but the ghoulishness of reenacting the assassination for the millionth time overwhelms the film's pretended merits.
December 8, 2016
At the core of it all is Natalie Portman's masterful performance of a strong, tightly-reined personality, seen in almost painful, constant close-up.
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