Killing Kennedy Reviews

November 13, 2013
Ginnifer Goodwin as Jackie and Michelle Trachtenberg as Oswald's wife acquit themselves well in this solidly watchable, quickly forgettable dramatic snapshot of indelible history.
November 12, 2013
You won't come away from it with any new answers, but it's a useful reminder of why the drama of that day has transfixed Americans for half a century.
November 12, 2013
The dialogue is painfully clumsy, and the pacing is pure Wikipedia.
November 12, 2013
Killing Kennedy is subversive in a great way. The more the pathology of Oswald is developed...the more it resembles what propels many conspiracy theorists.
November 12, 2013
Killing Kennedy easily could have been twice its length, the better to add both nuance and context. Instead it's a watchable film with many missing parts, a broadly drawn Classics Illustrated version of what happened and why.
November 12, 2013
There's nothing terribly wrong with Killing Kennedy. We just don't need the splashes of Hollywood in a story we already know way too well.
Top Critic
November 12, 2013
The even larger issue is familiarity. We already know too much and paradoxically too little about the JFK assassination. A TV movie needed to tell us something we don't know. No dice here.
November 12, 2013
The overall approach amounts to hair-styling and costume design in search of an actual movie.
November 12, 2013
The least-well-known of the movie's four principal actors, he's [Will Rothhaar] the least weighed down by his own familiarity, and he gives an empathetic but intense portrayal of the increasingly obsessive Oswald.