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Review: Discover Who Killed Kennedy In Oliver Stone's JFK - Movies In Focus
JFK may just be the quintessential Oliver Stone movie. It covers US politics, it has a sprawling storyline, it’s filled with paranoia and it’s high on kinetic energy. It may also be his best film. It is now difficult to remember how much of an impact JFK had on, not only the world of film but on society. It’s no understatement to say that at the time its release, the film was a true phenomenon. The film has an all star cast featuring Kevin Costner, Tommy Lee Jones, Kevin Bacon, Donald Sutherland, Joe Pesci, Jack Lemon, Walter Matthau , Sissy Spacek and Gary Oldman as Lee Harvey Oswald. However, the true anchor of the film is Costner as Jim Garrison, a New Orleans DA who believes that there is more to John F. Kennedy’s on November 22, 1963 assignation that meets the eye. The running time of this 205 minute flashes by, and if you decide to get yourself a drink or take a bathroom break (without pausing) then there is an awful lot that you will miss. Names, dates, events and locations are referenced, and Stone appears to be of the opinion that the viewer is up to speed [...]