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Virtual JFK: Vietnam If Kennedy Had Lived Reviews

November 18, 2011
Read More | Original Score: 4/5
November 17, 2011
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
April 9, 2009
Fascinating stuff, but after a while the film runs out of things to say and falls back on clichés.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
March 20, 2009
Director Koji Masutani has masterfully assembled a wealth of archival footage, photos and audiotapes, some of which has been recently declassified.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
February 27, 2009
Despite its title, Virtual JFK doesn't imagine a world where JFK survives the events of Dallas and goes on to win a second term as U.S. president. That would be a whole other movie, and a fascinating one at that.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
February 27, 2009
The film is a seductive immersion into an early sixties zeitgeist and Cold War cool.
Read More | Original Score: 2/4
January 8, 2009
The word Iraq is never uttered, but there's no avoiding it as Kennedy asserts during the Bay of Pigs crisis that to attack Cuba, a country that hadn't attacked the United States, would be contrary to our national tradition.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
December 11, 2008
The controversial process of counterfactual history gets a captivating workout in Virtual JFK.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
October 6, 2008
A compelling history lesson that offers an insightful primer on the Kennedy presidency even while proving sadly germane to our current times, Virtual JFK: Vietnam If Kennedy Had Lived spells out its provocative premise in its title.
September 18, 2008
Virtual JFK -- directed by Tokyo-born, US-educated Koji Masutani -- doesn't bring up Iraq per se, but the parallels are clear.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
September 17, 2008
The title of the documentary Virtual J F K: Vietnam If Kennedy Had Lived pretty much says it all, though the movie itself says not nearly enough.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
September 17, 2008
The question: Can an individual leader take a nation to, or keep it from, war? The conclusion: Individual temperament matters, and John F. Kennedy's example proves it.
September 17, 2008
Virtual JFK reps an extended glimpse into a bygone era of statesmanship.
September 15, 2008
With its fascinating central question (What if ... ) and well-chosen, nostalgic footage of John F. Kennedy in his prime, this well-played documentary manages to escape the fate of other dry historical overviews.