Virtual JFK: Vietnam If Kennedy Had Lived
Virtual JFK: Vietnam If Kennedy Had Lived (2008)

Investigates one of the most debated "what if" scenarios in the history of U.S. foreign policy: What would President John F. Kennedy have done in Vietnam if he had not been assassinated in 1963, and had he been re-elected in 1964?… More

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Rated: Unrated
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Genre: Documentary
Release Date: October 27, 2009
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Critic Score: 78% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Ty Burr
Boston Globe

Fascinating stuff, but after a while the film runs out of things to say and falls back on clichés.

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Liam Lacey
Globe and Mail

The film is a seductive immersion into an early sixties zeitgeist and Cold War cool.

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Jim Slotek
Jam! Movies

If nothing else, Virtual JFK does remind us of what it was that made him charismatic.

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Gary Goldstein
Los Angeles Times

Director Koji Masutani has masterfully assembled a wealth of archival footage, photos and audiotapes, some of which has been recently declassified.

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Maureen M. Hart
Chicago Tribune

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.

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Bill White
Seattle Post-Intelligencer

Contrary to its title, Virtual JFK is less a counter-history of the Vietnam years than a tribute to John F. Kennedy's stubborn resistance to a military that pressured him to go to war on six occasions during his short presidency.

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Peter Howell
Toronto Star

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.

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Ted Fry
Seattle Times

The controversial process of counterfactual history gets a captivating workout in Virtual JFK.

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Matthew Nestel
Boxoffice Magazine

Hearty takes and outtakes by Kennedy, his peers and nemeses intertwine objectively to thwart anyone who pegs the work as purely absurdist.

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