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Parkland Reviews

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½ October 15, 2017
Narrative cohésion? The tomatometer is erring. In only one short film, there is only so much that can be shown. The film does go through quite a bit of material and there are still secrets regarding this assassination. So, the film could not go into details it did not know. I think we get a different viewpoint. There are still a lot of questions unanswered. The biggest being, who killed JFK? His brother thinks he did, and is maybe even proud of it (according to footage not seen in the film), but in the film he supposedly is not aware he was a spy (failed maybe, but still, still... useful to take the blame for the real killer(s)). He said he did not know his brother after they met in jail. Lots of other things want to suggest the official version is accurate. However, and that is funny and/or telling, at the end there is the usual statement that this is fiction and any ressemblance with actual events or persons is unintentional. Sounds like spin of spin. Or spin to the square.
July 6, 2017
The first 20 minutes were interesting and that's about it
½ July 5, 2017
Very scattershot and bitty in its approach but the different perspectives are refreshing, and whilst not focusing on any particular individuals, you do get a general sense of what those few days did to everyone who witnessed it
April 20, 2017
3 Stars

This is an okay movie, with decent performances from all cast
it was plain and simple and there was beauty in it.
½ January 3, 2017
It's good movie to watch
October 21, 2016
Tended to believe that there was a bigger plot behind the assassination of JFK. That led to feel sad when seeing the burial of the so-called assassin, the helplessness of his family because each of them bearing the same last name. Not to mention they had to change their names and moved somewhere afterwards.
October 7, 2016
Very moving and interesting.
August 30, 2016
Parkland gives an insightful analysis to the assassination of President Kennedy.
August 18, 2016
Kennedy assassination
May 22, 2016
What a crying shame that a film this good should land a 49% here. While Parkland doesn't cow-tow to conventional narrative, it's a damn fine film, made with clear vision, sensitivity, and rare humanity.
January 1, 2016
A different take on the events of that day. Good acting from an accomplished cast. The film starts off strong but drags in the middle and doesn't end on a strong note either causing lack of positive reviews.
½ July 26, 2015
Retarded Warren Commission propaganda with NO bearing on the actual case. Fuck. this. movie.
July 20, 2015
Awesome movie if you like History. This is a story of things seldom talked about with the JFK assassination. A very good set of actors, great dose of history, and loved that they told more in the credits.

Im particularly amazed with what the Oswald brother had to deal with.
July 18, 2015
Not really hyper-amusing, but an interesting point of view about the assesination for the historical point of view.
½ July 15, 2015
An interesting look at a well told story.
Super Reviewer
July 1, 2015
Based on Vincent Bugliosi's book, Four Days in November, the film Parkland chronicles the events following the assassination of JFK. What I liked about this film was how it tells a part of the story that isn't widely known. From the doctors at the hospital, working on the President, to the acquisition of the Zapruder film, Parkland goes behind the scenes to tell the untold story. I was also impressed with how the film managed to stick to the facts and not dwell on any of the conspiracy theories that surround the case. Zac Efron stars and really wasn't all that great. I think that Efron needs to stick to what he does best, taking his cloths off and making people laugh. While the film is kind of slow, I really enjoyed Paul Giamatti's portrayal of Abraham Zapruder, the man who filmed the assassination. Zapruder really struggled with releasing the tape to the media and the events he witnessed ultimately destroyed his life. Giamatti's portrayal of the man is supposedly spot on and truly deserves an honor mention. Parkland gives us a lot of new information about the events that followed the assassination of President Kennedy, but a lot of it are things the general public really aren't that interested in learning about. For a Kennedy aficionado, this film must of been eye opening, as for the rest of us, it was an interesting, non-bias view of history, albeit a little boring.
½ June 3, 2015
Caught the Austin premiere today. It wasn't bad, but I wasn't blown away.
June 1, 2015
Pretty boring and unremarkable. The assassination scene is lame.
March 30, 2015
Insightful & chaotic
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