Richard Jewell Reviews

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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
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 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 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
What should be an expose with nuanced performances has a very un-nuanced performance that overshadows the film...
February 3, 2020
It's not Eastwood's finest hour.
February 2, 2020
There is an elegant, even-handed character study buried within Clint Eastwood's crisp procedural about a security guard who becomes a hero - and then a pariah - after reporting a suspicious package at the 1996 Summer Olympics in Atlanta, Georgia.
January 31, 2020
In many ways, it is a very good story, efficiently told - and that's down to the excellent and very plausible performance from Paul Walter Hauser.
January 31, 2020
Not without fault, but still thoroughly compelling.
January 30, 2020
Richard Jewell is pointed and compelling - so much so that it needn't underline its themes as thickly as it does.
January 30, 2020
In Clint Eastwood's hands, Richard Jewell becomes a martyr to the director's career-long cause: heroism when it exists in direct opposition to authority.
January 29, 2020
Nothing is accidental in a Clint Eastwood film - such is the shame of Richard Jewell.
January 29, 2020
Jewell is an exasperated innocent, and Hauser plays him as one part Sancho Panza, one part Baby Huey. He is very funny, at times disarmingly sweet, and extremely moving in his slow-awakening self-respect.
January 29, 2020
Has there been a time since the Man With No Name first rode into town when Eastwood wasn't at the top of his game? Don't believe me? Check out Richard Jewell.
January 28, 2020
A timely story of broken trust in institutions.
January 27, 2020
Solid, dependable, very late period Eastwood.
December 27, 2019
Richard Jewell was an American hero, but the film named after him is more concerned with making reporter Kathy Scruggs an ambition-chasing villain in a too-tight skirt.
December 23, 2019
Richard Jewell is an accomplishment in reminding us that the man was, after all, a hero. The film is a failure in making any larger point.
December 20, 2019
But the artist...who keeps this film from collapsing into pandering mediocrity after it devolves into anti-media and anti-FBI caricatures-is Paul Walter Hauser as Jewell.
December 18, 2019
Just when I thought one of the worst movie years in memory was down for the count, Clint Eastwood arrived at the last minute with Richard Jewell, to show us all how great movies are made.
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