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JFK Revisited: through the Looking Glass

  • Documentary and factual
  • History
  • 2021
  • Oliver Stone
  • 118 mins
  • 15

Summary

Declassified files related to President Kennedy's assassination in a far larger context, aiming to shine more light on what really happened in 1963.

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Review

A star rating of 4 out of 5.

In 1991, Oliver Stone's Oscar-winning drama JFK delved into the mystery surrounding the assassination of President John F Kennedy. Acclaimed by most, it was also attacked for its flights of factual fancy. Thirty years after the film's release, Stone returns to that dark time in American history with a fascinating documentary inspired by the 1998 report by the Assassination Records Review Board, which assessed the reams of evidence pertaining to the case. After setting the scene with stark news footage from the day of the killing, Stone looks at the "chain of custody" failures and inconsistencies related to the "magic bullet" theory, plus the links between the CIA and "lone killer" Lee Harvey Oswald. A roster of forensic experts, writers and board members offer credible analysis, and there's a telling contribution from Robert F Kennedy Jr, whose father was assassinated five years after the President. For the casual viewer, this dive into a mass of meticulous research may be too dense, but it's a potent addendum to Stone's magnificent 1991 opus.

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Credits

Cast

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NarratorDonald Sutherland
NarratorWhoopi Goldberg
Oliver StoneOliver Stone

Crew

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DirectorOliver Stone

Details

Theatrical distributor
Altitude
Released on
2021-11-26
Languages
English
Formats
Colour
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