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: September 17, 2008
DVD Release Date: October 27, 2009
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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.

Jim Slotek
Jam! Movies

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

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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