JFK

JFK

By Oliver Stone

  • Genre: Drama
  • Release Date: 1991-12-20
  • Advisory Rating: R
  • Runtime: 3h 8min
  • Director: Oliver Stone
  • Production Company: Warner Bros. Pictures
  • Production Country: France, United States of America
  • iTunes Price: USD 7.99
  • iTunes Rent Price: USD 3.99
7.6/10
7.6
From 1,987 Ratings

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Academy Award-winner Oliver Stone's ("Natural Born Killers," "Born on the Fourth of July") highly acclaimed and Academy Award-winning docudrama chronicles New Orleans district attorney Jim Garrison's investigation into the assassination of President John F. Kennedy - controversially putting to the test some of the incredible details of the official "single assassin" and "magic bullet" explanations that have quietly plagued the nation for decades. Academy Award-winning superstar Kevin Costner ("Rumor Has It," "The Bodyguard") heads a tremendous all-star cast, with the real Garrison in an ironic cameo as future Supreme Court Justice Earl Warren, of the government's infamous Warren Commission. Leonard Maltin acclaims this dramatic tale as "absolutely riveting. . . superb. . . Oscar-winner for Robert Richardson's cinematography and Joe Hutshing and Pietro Scalia's phenomenal editing."

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  • AKI

    5
    By Akibushido
    Excellent ,A lot of Truth!
  • JFK

    5
    By Robertcruz1
    Get the directors cut!
  • How many theories does Garrison need?

    4
    By IrishPirQueen
    This would have been a finer movie if the political theories weren’t all over the place. Joe Pesci and one other actor made my skin crawl, certainly precluding me from even watching it again.
  • Where’s the Director’s Cut and Extras?

    5
    By Infotainer
    I’m giving the movie 5 stars because it’s one of the best. I was disappointed that it didn’t have the Director’s Cut and all the extras found on the physical discs. If I’m spending good money for a movie on iTunes, I want to get all the extras that come on the discs. Are you reading this Warner Bros?
  • History of U.S through the eyes of Oliver Stone

    5
    By ordinary reviewer
    When I think about this movie the first thing I remember is the bold and rich cinematography of Bob Richardson, truly in the top ten list of best shot films on the 90’s From the story point of view I think stone had to adapt the book which Garrison wrote; but who knows what happened to the poor president Kennedy maybe Garrison made the right assumptions out of the story and when you put yourselves in the situation it doesn’t seems that Oswald could have done the assassination all by himself...
  • Concerning the theatrical version vs. the Director’s Cut

    5
    By Shashibiya
    At over three hours, the theatrical version of the film could hardly be called short. But it is better paced and more engaging then the longer, Director’s Cut, which adds nothing essential, and in the opinion of this viewer, runs out of steam. When the original version became unavailable on dvd (if indeed it ever existed), I made a point of buying a back-up copy of the videotape, which I still have, unopened. I was excited to see iTunes offer the original cut of the film. It simply plays better. A phenomenal film. The trial scene alone should be played in classrooms across the country.
  • Almost right

    3
    By The Riddick
    JFK: The Smoking Gun documentary knows the truth. The one think missing was the fact agent Hicky in the follow up car behind President Kennedy had a AR-15 rifle. That’s why the Oswald rifle bullet went through two people. Oswald rifle only fired two rounds but the AR-15 round exploded just as it’s designed. Just watch JFK: The Smoking Gun
  • This movie makes us all ask the most desirable question in American history

    5
    By macforever2012
    All top actors/actresses shines in their roles but it’s joe Pesci who’s role steals the show.love him or hate him Oliver Stone will literally leave no stone unturned.
  • Shortened Version!

    3
    By The Maine-iac
    Where's the WHOLE movie! I want to buy the whole movie NJOT a shortened version of it.
  • The Definitive Movie on JFK’s Murder!!

    5
    By Jayhawks Rule!
    This movie is simply brilliant. I remember the days leading up to the release of Oliver Stone’s movie, “JFK”. The mainstream media and many contemporary political forces were flooding newspapers, tv, and radio about how ridiculous and preposterous the JFK movie was and about how it attempted to alter history, and it was nothing but a fraud. After all, they said everyone knows that it was Lee Harvey Oswald who acted alone in killing our handsome, young, brilliant, and compassionate President. Well, the facts are...most Americans do not believe that Oswald killed Kennedy...at least not by himself! But the TRUTH is, as laid out in the film, Oswald was indeed a patsy. The TRUTH is THE CIA, together with LBJ’s support, assassinated JFK. And this is brilliantly laid out in Oliver Stone’s movie, and it is backed up with FACTS. Primarily it was JFK’s refusal to escalate the Vietnam War that got him killed. In fact, it was the “growing menace of the military industrial complex,” as described by Republican President Dwight Eisenhower, that killed Kennedy. Kennedy’s refusal to escalate Vietnam would have cost the makers of war billions of dollars. So if you want to TRULY KNOW why JFK was killed, WATCH THIS MOVIE!!

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