Jackie (2016)

JACKIE is a searing and intimate portrait of one of the most important and tragic moments in American history, seen through the eyes of the iconic First Lady, then Jacqueline Bouvier Kennedy (Natalie Portman). JACKIE places us in her world… More

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Rated: R
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Genre: Drama
Release Date: December 2, 2016
DVD Release Date: March 7, 2017
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Critic Score: 88% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: Jackie offers an alluring peek into a beloved American public figure's private world -- and an enthralling starring performance from Natalie Portman in the bargain.

Alexandra MacAaron
Women's Voices for Change

Portman does a tremendous job balancing an accurate impersonation of Mrs. Kennedy's unique voice and mannerisms with a performance that is genuine and fresh.

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Calvin Wilson
St. Louis Post-Dispatch

Portman is simply brilliant, getting to the essence of Jackie without resorting to a mere impersonation.

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Lawrence Garcia

And yet, for every element in Jackie that's obvious and overplayed, there are stray, marginal details that manage to resonate, moments during which the pretense falls away and its amorphous stew of ideas finally coalesce.

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Linda Holmes

[Portman is] at her best here in the moments when Jackie is quiet, when the grief, anger and doubt are in her face more than in her words.

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James Berardinelli

The title character never emerges from the iconic shell she inhabits to become a fully fleshed-out individual and the filmmakers are perhaps too reverential to make her seem real.

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tt stern-enzi
Dayton CityPaper

"Jackie" shows us how Kennedy gave birth to the legend of the modern-day Camelot, but it also captures the ongoing evolution of a star, right before our eyes.

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Colin Covert
Minneapolis Star Tribune

This is a movie about power, and its spectacle is that of a woman almost losing all of it. Larrain portrays all of this with the appropriate degree of horror and sorrow.

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Adam Graham
Detroit News

"Jackie" is a gamble, and Portman makes it pay off.

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Al Hoff
Pittsburgh City Paper

As much as Jackie is about emotional process, it is also about Kennedy's liberation.

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Flixster Audience Score: 60% Flixster User Reviews
Christian C
The pink Channel suit is the most interesting character in this cold, featureless depiction of the First Lady in the days after the Kennedy assassination. Skip… More
KJ Proulx
True stories come in many forms when placing them on the big screen, so it's very hard to say whether or not something feels quite accurate. I find myself… More
Mark Hobin
This is Natalie Portman's movie. She is Jackie Kennedy. The narrative is entirely composed of vignettes in which she interacts with various people. In that… More
Matthew Samuel Mirliani
Subtle, dark, and quietly powerful, Jackie features a terrific performance from Natalie Portman and delivers an important commentary on American culture.
Carlos Magalhães
Filmed in 16 mm, which creates an authentic feel of watching a documentary piece, this is a magnetic and emotionally resonant film that relies on Natalie… More
Nate Zoebl
Jackie (Natalie Portman) is still reeling from the loss of her husband, President Kennedy (Caspar Phillipson). In the weeks that followed the assassination in… More