JFK

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Released 1991

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JFK

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Director:
Oliver Stone
Released:
1991
Rating:
R

JFK is Oliver Stone's epic film about the 1963 assassination of President John F. Kennedy in Dallas, Texas. Stone's take on the story revolves around New Orleans District Attorney Jim Garrison (Kevin Costner), and his suspicions that the White House and the FBI are withholding information about the shooting from the American people. Unable to put his troubling suspicions behind him, Garrison decides to investigate the shooting himself. His lengthy investigation would center on a supposed conspiratorial connection between Secret Service, the FBI and shadowy Mafia figures. With twists and turns that force you to re-examine what you think you know about the Kennedy assassination, JFK is a compelling film. Adapted for the screen from Jim Garrison's book "On The Trail of The Assassins" and Jim Marrs "Crossfire: The Plot That Killed Kennedy", JFK was nominated for eight Academy Awards, including a nomination in the Best Picture category, and won two Oscars. The film's star-studded cast, including Kevin Bacon, Edward Asner, Gary Oldman and Sissy Spacek all turn in masterful performances, making JFK a must-see film.

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  • 100

    Chicago Sun-Times Roger Ebert

    Stone and his editors, Joe Hutshing and Pietro Scalia, have somehow triumphed over the tumult of material here and made it work - made it grip and disturb us.

  • 80

    Variety

    This massive, never-boring political thriller, which most closely resembles Costa-Gavras' Z in style and impact.

  • 60

    The New York Times Vincent Canby

    The movie, which is simultaneously arrogant and timorous, has been unable to separate the important material from the merely colorful.

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