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The November 22, 1963, assassination of U.S. President John F. Kennedy shocked the nation and the world. The brisk investigation of that murder conducted under the guidance of Supreme Court Justice Earl Warren distressed many observers, even though subsequent careful investigations have been unable to find much fault with the conclusions his commission drew, the central one of which was that the assassin, Lee Harvey Oswald, acted alone. Instead of satisfying the public, one result of the Warren Commission Report was that an unimaginable number of plausible conspiracy theories were bruited… More
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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 85%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"Sad to say, Oliver Stone's three hours of bombast did little to raise the level of discussion."
‑ Jonathan Rosenbaum, Chicago Reader
"As speculation, JFK is riveting. As proof, it's bunk. Stone has turned what he considers the crime of the century into a disturbing anomaly -- a dishonest search for truth."
‑ Peter Travers, Rolling Stone
"An often extraordinary movie, not only in its technical prowess but also in the way Stone is able to combine historical facts with his own flights of fancy."
‑ Matt Brunson, Creative Loafing
"It's damn entertaining and thought-provoking."
‑ Phil Villarreal, COED.com
"...if you can forget some of the hyperbole, JFK comes off as a first-rate mystery thriller."
‑ John J. Puccio, Movie Metropolis
"Stone goes for the gut, but the complexity of theories surrounding the Kennedy assassination might have benefited from a cooler assessment."
‑ Geoff Andrew, Time Out
"Costner may not resemble the real Garrison much ... but the actor, in a low-key but forceful performance, nicely conveys the requisite grit, curiosity and fearlessness."
‑ , Variety
"an imperfect masterpiece"
‑ Kevin Carr, 7M Pictures
"Despite the controversial and verbose nature of the material, not to mention lenghty running time, Oliver Stone's JFK is a riveting dramatizaition of various conspiracy theories regarding the Kennedy's assassination"
‑ Emanuel Levy, EmanuelLevy.Com
"Lousy history, absolutely perfect filmmaking."
‑ Tim Brayton, Antagony & Ecstasy
"The film's insurmountable problem is the vast amount of material it fails to make coherent sense of."
‑ Vincent Canby, New York Times
"Compelling info-ganda."
‑ Rita Kempley, Washington Post
"Even aside from what it's saying, and even with the many, many forced moments, JFK has a mad genius about it."
‑ Noel Murray, The Dissolve
"There's something almost quaint about JFK now."
‑ Matt Noller, Slant Magazine
"It is the director's evident passion to expose the deepest, darkest elements at work in society that really makes JFK come alive."
‑ , TV Guide's Movie Guide
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