Richard Jewell Reviews

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March 26, 2020
Rockwell is marvelous...Eastwood gives us a pertinent portrait of how hard it is to clear your name once the tyranny of the news cycle gets ahold of you.
March 18, 2020
There's no question that the facts were ignored in the pursuit of a public win. That's the luxury of time and distance not afforded in the thick of any crisis.
March 17, 2020
Hauser was a great option to portray Jewell, not only for his physical resemblance but because he emitted an aura of truly caring for people.
March 16, 2020
With a thrilling and captivating story, as well as a fantastic ensemble topped with a powerful performance from Paul Walter Hauser, Richard Jewell is Clint Eastwood's long-awaited return to filmmaking greatness.
March 13, 2020
With Richard Jewell, Eastwood has perfected his cinematic approach to real stories to become one of the most humanistic, bold, and morally invigorating American filmmakers today.
February 28, 2020
Where it falters - and badly - is in its portrayal of real-life reporter Kathy Scruggs. It leaves a bitter taste and mars the whole package, undermining its own good work elsewhere.
February 20, 2020
Paul Walter Hauser's powerhouse performance firms this tale of an American hero robbed of his glory as one of Clint Eastwood's most exceptional efforts from the last decade.
February 20, 2020
The story Eastwood is telling here is indeed a compelling one, a real-life drama recounting the abuse of power by the two most powerful institutions in America, the government and the press.
February 17, 2020
Richard Jewell does well to tell a little-known story and is probably the best dramatisation of these events that there can be.
February 16, 2020
It's a sloppily made, slapdash affair that coasts entirely on a handful of excellent performances and the goodwill afforded to it by its intended audience.
February 14, 2020
The indefatigable Eastwood's latest turn in the director's chair tackles the real life story of 1990s security guard Richard Jewell in a biopic with strong playing alongside a few controversial decisions and queasy touches.
February 14, 2020
You can almost sense Eastwood enjoying himself as he chips away at Jewell's trust in authority and institutions, crafting another classic portrait for his gallery of stoic individuals in the process.
February 14, 2020
Eastwood's film reminds us to think deeper before passing judgement on others.
February 13, 2020
For a film about the efforts to clear one man's name, the treatment of Scruggs in Richard Jewell seems like hypocrisy - with a side-order of misogyny - of the worst sort.
February 13, 2020
The serious nature of what Jewell went through has dragged a deceptively measured and controlled performance from Hauser here, and it is work that should be applauded widely.
February 13, 2020
Eastwood's "shut up and point the camera" style of storytelling is bluntly effective and the film is powered along by three terrific performances.
February 13, 2020
Paul Walter Hauser and Kathy Bates walk steadily through the wreckage of Richard Jewell's undoing.
February 13, 2020
Eastwood directs with great efficiency and dramatic snap; he wastes no time setting up his characters and situations, eliciting top-shelf performances from his cast, some of whom have embraced the opportunity to portray real slimeballs with zeal.
February 12, 2020
This is, frankly, a political film and it's no secret that Eastwood is not exactly on the left, but, ever the pragmatist, he leaves room for multiple readings.
February 12, 2020
A fascinating story with great performances, though somewhat lacking in energy
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