• JFK (1991)


Release Date: 1991

DVD Release Date: November 11th, 2003

R |3 hr 9 min

Plot Summary

This acclaimed Oliver Stone drama presents the investigation into the assassination of President John F. Kennedy led by New Orleans district attorney Jim Garrison (Kevin Costner). When Garrison begins to doubt conventional thinking on the murder, he faces government resistance, and, after the killing of suspected assassin Lee Harvey Oswald (Gary Oldman), he closes the case. Later, however, Garrison reopens the investigation, finding evidence of an extensive conspiracy behind Kennedy's death.

Cast: Kevin Costner, Sissy Spacek, Joe Pesci, Tommy Lee Jones, Gary Oldman, Jay O. Sanders, Michael Rooker, Laurie Metcalf

Director: Oliver Stone

Genres: Historical drama

Production Co: Ixtlan Corporation, Alcor Films, Camelot Pictures, Warner Brothers, Regency Enterprises

Keywords: Deception, 1960s, Spirited, Mystery, Passionate, Wife

Ratings & Reviews

  • 88
    Gene SiskelChicago Tribune

    Does JFK capture the truth? Possibly, in a poetic sense. Is it a compelling film? Most assuredly. [20 Dec 1991]

  • 100
    Peter StackSan Francisco Chronicle

    Director Oliver Stone has fashioned in JFK a riveting, dramatic and disturbing look at one of the great whodunits of history. [20 Dec 1991]

  • 100
    Roger EbertChicago Sun-Times

    Stone and his editors, Joe Hutshing and Pietro Scalia, have somehow triumphed over the tumult of material here and made it work - made it grip and disturb us. show more

See all critic reviews on metacritic.com

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