|Formats:||15 DVD, Blu-ray|
|Starring:||Jay O. Sanders, John Candy, Kevin Bacon, Kevin Costner, Gary Oldman, Sissy Spacek, Tommy Lee Jones, Laurie Metcalf, Michael Rooker, Sally Kirkland, Anthony Ramirez, Ray Lepere, Edward Asner, Jack Lemmon, Brian Doyle-Murray, Joe Pesci, Walt|
|Run time:||3 hours 1 minute|
|Rental release:||Limited availability|
|Subtitles:||Arabic, Bulgarian, Dutch, English, French, German, Italian, Portuguese, Romanian, Spanish|
|Hearing impaired subtitles:||English, Italian|
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a must see filmBy Craig from Durham , 21 Jul 2004
[Highly rated reviewer]Director Oliver Stone has made many brilliant films throughout his career but as far as im concerned JFK remains his masterpiece.
A compelling and gripping account of the assassination of President John F. Kennedy and DA Jim Garrison's (superbly played by Kevin Costner) attempt to bring those responsible to justice will have you stuck to your seats as the film delievers shocks and surprises in spades.
Stone masterfully populates his movie with an all star cast (joe pesci, kevin bacon, michael rooker, wayne knight, jack lemon, are a few) to deal with the many characters that wave in and out of the story. If this is done wrong, it can distract the audiences from the main story but not here.
Stone also gives it a documentary feel by using grainy home videos that make up many of the montages in the film.
The only disappoint comes at the end. Although I won't spoil it for those who havent seen it, JFK is still a must see film.
And there are no extras. Not even a trailer. You can expect a special edition anytime soon in the near future.
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JFKBy a customer from Alexandria , 24 Jan 2009Found it difficult to follow, eventually turned it off.
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JFKBy a customer from Northampton , 13 Jan 2009Excellent movie... Watched it over 2 nights as it is pretty long to watch in one go on a weeknight.
documentary or drama?By a customer from Preston , 20 Jul 2008i enjoyed this film very much. But for most of the film i found myself trying to work out if this was a drama about a man a nation dealing with the loss of their leader or a critical documentary researching the identity of the assassin.
The 2 ideas do tend to work hand-in-hand but i couldnt help thinking that the film was just an opportunity for Stone to throw all his conspiracy ideas around.
Long but grippingBy SophandJames (3 reviews) from Bradford , 21 Feb 2008If your idea of an ideal movie is a 90-minute blast then JFK is not for you. Clocking in at 3 hours, the film is a long-haul but is thought-provoking cinema at its best.
Oliver Stone directs an excellent cast with gusto despite covering an enormous number of issues surrounding the 1963 assassination of President Kennedy. We follow New Orleans DA Jim Garrison's attempts to rubbish the theory of the lone gunman on the grassy knoll, and are privy to a conspiracy that runs to the very heart of the government.
The film adopts an admittedly one-sided argument and individuals such as Clay Shaw are depicted in exceedingly negative lights, but as an alternative to the Warren Commission Report it offers an intriguing point of view and asks questions that prospective conspiracy theorists will lap up. Kevin Costner is excellent and receives wonderful support from Tommy Lee Jones, Gary Oldman, Joe Pesci and Donald Sutherland in an outstanding segment.
One of the finest political dramas of the nineties receives my strong recommendation.
Scarily goodBy DeeDeeG (14 reviews) from Brighton , 06 Feb 2008JFK is an absolute powerhouse of a drama...expertly constructed from an endless amount of information...
The movie runs over 3 hours and you must be prepared to sit and watch and interact with it...it's definitely not a Friday night with your mates type movie...in fact I'd almost recommend watching it by yourself to get the full impact...
Considering the amount of wordy info that is banded around, Oliver Stone does a fantastic job of making the film feel cinematic, without just throwing the camera around and hammering you with words....
Historically the Garrison ideology has been much-attacked...and there are some propaganda-style moments within the course of the lead-up and aftermath of the JFK assassination which are simply hearsay, but there also some elements which are fact which cannot be ignored (the 'magic bullet' theory anyone?)
And the strict historical essence aside, this is a great movie...kept me gripped for its entire 3 hours as the tensions build steadily and wonderfully...and yes it does leave you asking questions....
Performances are good....Kevin Costner (so unpopular these days) is sensational as Jim Garrison, and really holds the whole thing together....I think this may be both Costner's finest screen performance and Stone's best film...both arguable...but possible...