Saturday, November 20, 2010
Three years after John F. Kennedy's assassination, New Orleans District Attorney Jim Garrison (Kevin Costner) starts an investigation of what really happened that November day in 1963. He uncovers facts that don't match with what the FBI said and a conspiracy that may go deeper than he could have ever imagined.
Oh God, where to start with this one? The opening credits make you feel as though you're watching a documentary, but you soon realize that JFK is a documentary-style movie. Costner gives a career best performance as Garrison (ironic considering that in Bull Durham Costner said, "I believe Lee Harvey Oswald acted alone"). Gary Oldman's work as Lee Harvey Oswald continues to make me wonder how the hell he doesn't have any Oscar nominations to his name. Tommy Lee Jones was also good, though I wouldn't dub his performance worthy of an Oscar nod. Along with Costner, Oldman and Jones, JFK has a star-studded cast that's well-acted. Even though some of the facts have been altered for Stone's liking, most of the facts presented in JFK are true. JFK really has you wondering about the honesty of of the US government.
My Rating: *****