Jackie

2016

Biography / Drama / History

103
Rotten Tomatoes Critics - Certified Fresh 89%
Rotten Tomatoes Audience - Upright 67%
IMDb Rating 6.7 10 56888

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Natalie Portman as Jackie Kennedy
Billy Crudup as The Journalist
John Hurt as The Priest
Peter Sarsgaard as Bobby Kennedy
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English
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1hr 40 min
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1hr 40 min
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Movie Reviews

Reviewed by macpet49-1 4 / 10

Jackie, They Hardly Knew Ye

This must be the umpteenth version of Jacks by now? I think they were full of bravado agreeing to do this yet again. For those of us who are old enough to have lived through it, nothing new here. I have to say that I have difficulty historically dealing with impersonators in general because I tend to become harsher than usual. I'm a stickler for small details. For instance, her hair is incorrect--Jackie had more of it and a lower hairline which gave her a distinctive look. Natalie's hair comes and goes throughout the film as though she either has extensions going on or a wig and then not a wig. Her hairline is so high that she almost looks like she's balding. Then there's the accent--at times it does evoke Jackie but mostly there's a distinctive annoying lisp that Jackie never had. Then there's the miscasting of almost everyone else in the film The only people who 'look' like they might be Kennedys are the actors for JFK and Teddy whom we barely see or hear. Bobby is played by one of those Swedish boys from that huge Scarsgaard family. He too has an unbearable lisp. Jackie was tall for a female of that time; Ms. Portman barely reaches anyone's shoulders. Jacks was famous for wearing low cut heels. Natalie is on stilts and even then she can't outgrow Tucky or Rose Kennedy (who was a shrimp). The clothing looks bought from a Catholic charities shop downtown--work,cheap and completely wrong. The children are pathetically incorrect, no comment (Some producers' kids no doubt?)! A fine Brit actor plays the priest but hardly has a line worth mentioning. Portman gives good grief but adds a snippy , cranky sarcastic edge to everything she says (very unlike ladies who were taught manners from Miss Porters). A 'rush to production' is obvious . It does perhaps show Jackie's complete experience of the time but hardly and unfairly all sides of the woman. Watch documentaries and skip this one.

Reviewed by djole-cerovic 1 / 10

One of the worst movies for me

Wrong title for the movie, this movie isn't about jackline, it's about JFK's funeral. Conversations are boring, music and storyline are almost non exsisting. If you haven't watched the movie you saved yourself 1 hour and 40 minutes of life you can use to see some real movies, and if you are interested in watching a movie about JFK watch JFK (1991) or Bobby (2006), it's about his brothers assasination.

All the best.

Reviewed by jaigurudavid 6 / 10

Badly flawed and one dimensional

John F. Kennedy was the first president elected in an age where imagine often trumps the reality of experience, ability, and policy. Jacqueline Kennedy likewise was a photogenic First Lady who ingratiated herself with the American public. Their popularity was not universal -- JFK won the presidential election of 1960 by one of the most narrow margins in American history (some believe the winning ballots were purchased with Kennedy money). As president, JFK's approval rating started out one of the highest ever, but by the time of his murder in Dallas had declined to about average for most US presidents.

Predictably, this film tries to portray the Kennedy years in the White House as the mythical "Camelot" that Jacqueline compared to it only AFTER the assassination. There are very few scenes depicting Jacqueline with her husband, yet we are supposed to believe there was a close, loving relationship. There is no direct mention of JFK's barely concealed, nearly blatant philandering in the White House with wives of friends, secretaries, and even prostitutes.

The portrayal of Robert Kennedy particularly missed the mark. RFK was the "bad cop" to JFK's "good cop" and was widely despised. The actor portraying him was far too mellow and soft to accurately reflect the razor-sharp wit and temper of the real RFK. The real RFK was hawkish on Cuba, and was involved in many of the early errant decisions on US involvement in Vietnam. The scene in which he laments over lost opportunities (civil rights, the space program) is particularly misleading since JFK cared or did little for civil rights unless forced by events, and RFK seemingly only championed civil rights later when he was preparing for a run at the presidency himself and it was politically expedient to do so. Neither did JFK see the space program as anything more than a Cold War challenge to Soviet technological prowess.

Finally, Natalie Portman's portrayal as Jacqueline Kennedy unconvincing. The actress was too short (5'3", about average for women in 1963), while the real Jackie was 5'7", far above average. The real Jacqueline's height was no doubt part of her dignified, well-poised physical image (much as runway models are chosen for height, among other physical aspects). Portman's makeup and hairstyles vary widely from shot to shot, and often the wigs she wears sit awkwardly and huge atop her small head.

In summary, the film is a thick coating of theatrical paint over a thin substrate of history, portrayed by a cast that fail to evoke the mystique and create the hold that that the real Kennedy clan had upon the American people for decades.

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