Jackie

Jackie

Pablo Larraín (2016)

95min
15 Certificate
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Review

Our Score
Daringly intimate and unusually insightful, Jackie sees a South American provocateur take on an all-American idol. Known for his savage attacks on the Chilean establishment, here Pablo Larraín (No, The Club) turns his attention to First Lady Jacqueline "Jackie" Kennedy in the period immediately after JFK's assassination. Relentless close-ups tighten the focus around her in the days following her husband's death as she is pitted against key White House figures. Although Larraín takes us back to happier times, JFK barely registers - a pointed decision as the film credits Jackie, at least in part, with the creation of his legend. Natalie Portman gives a towering performance in the lead and has never looked more beautiful, going beyond impersonation to mine the depths of Jackie's devastation. As screenwriter Noah Oppenheim boldly fleshes out a hitherto enigmatic figure, it is with great pride that we watch Jackie step from her husband's shadow in the aftermath of his death, having secured them both a place in history.

Cast & Crew

Jackie Kennedy Natalie Portman
Bobby Kennedy Peter Sarsgaard
Nancy Tuckerman Greta Gerwig
The journalist Billy Crudup
The priest John Hurt
Bill Walton Richard E Grant
Lyndon B Johnson John Carroll Lynch
Lady Bird Johnson Beth Grant
Jack Valenti Max Casella
John Fitzgerald Kennedy Caspar Phillipson
Caroline Kennedy Sunnie Pelant
Kenny O'Donnell Aidan O'Hare
Clint Hill David Caves
Janet Lee Penny Downie
Dave Powers Ralph Brown (2)
Director Pablo Larraín
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Other Information

Language: EnglishColourTheatrical distributor: Entertainment OneGuidance: Violence.Available on: DVD and Blu-rayReleased on: 20 Jan 2017