Richard Jewell Reviews

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January 29, 2020
There are several commendable performances in Richard Jewell that lift an otherwise stolid, workmanlike entry into the filmography of the 89-year-old Eastwood.
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 28, 2020
Richard Jewell is a fascinating and gripping account of a real-life hero being persecuted by the corrupt powers he had always respected.
January 28, 2020
Eastwood takes the film in some interesting directions by sticking to documented facts, zeroing in on Richard's reluctant decision to fight back against the system he loves...
January 27, 2020
Solid, dependable, very late period Eastwood.
January 27, 2020
In the end, it's Hauser's show and he's nothing short of remarkable; the accuracy of his portrayal underlined by a brief clip of the real-life Jewell on a news report.
January 27, 2020
Jewell isn't the sort of man who easily fits the mould of a hero, and Eastwood takes delight in deconstructing just what it means to be one, and how our unconscious biases as to what a hero truly is cost an innocent man his reputation.
January 21, 2020
Bates and Rockwell bring the film to life, but this tale of a falsely accused bombing suspect was a mess. The reporter who broke the story, played by Wilde, oozes sex and not much else. Eastwood tried to save one reputation by ruining another.
January 19, 2020
Unafraid of broad strokes, the film traffics in the kind of binary moral coloring that on the surface feels dramatically simplistic.
January 17, 2020
Richard Jewell is fantastically moving and told with a humane touch, you truly feel for Jewell and his injustices.
January 14, 2020
It's a skilfully made film, there are good, strong performances ... but there is a niggling doubt over exactly what some of Clint Eastwood's motivations for making the film are.
January 13, 2020
Eastwood's confidence in [Richard Jewell's] unambiguous heroism is no more than a starting point, a way to get to the heart of history: the affirmation of the dignity of the supposed loser. [Full review in Spanish]
January 13, 2020
An extraordinary movie. [Full Review in Spanish]
January 11, 2020
Richard Jewell is entertainingly informative as the screenplay effectively will cause you to feel sympathetic for everything Richard Jewell and his mother go through.
January 10, 2020
[Eastwood's] lack of directorial flair and the flimsiness of its finale ultimately means Richard Jewell doesn't make the impact it could and really should have made.
January 7, 2020
Paul Walter Hauser is the only reason to see this film. What we are witnessing with Hauser is the emergence of a riveting actor who dominates every scene he's in, not with force, but with sheer, unadulterated talent.
January 7, 2020
Richard Jewell is a slow burn that examines how media and governments can twist perspectives in the minds of the masses, making it a timely and relevant film.
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