Richard Jewell

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76% Certified Fresh Tomatometer Score76%
  • Richard Jewell simplifies the real-life events that inspired it -- yet still proves that Clint Eastwood remains a skilled filmmaker of admirable economy.
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    Jake WilsonThe Age (Australia)
    This is, frankly, a political film and it's no secret that Eastwood is not exactly on the left, but, ever the pragmatist, he leaves room for multiple readings.
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    Kevin MaherTimes (UK)
    It's not Eastwood's finest hour.
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    Peter BradshawGuardian
    In many ways, it is a very good story, efficiently told - and that's down to the excellent and very plausible performance from Paul Walter Hauser.
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    Tim RobeyDaily Telegraph (UK)
    Richard Jewell is pointed and compelling - so much so that it needn't underline its themes as thickly as it does.
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    Clarisse LoughreyIndependent (UK)
    In Clint Eastwood's hands, Richard Jewell becomes a martyr to the director's career-long cause: heroism when it exists in direct opposition to authority.
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    Danny LeighFinancial Times
    Nothing is accidental in a Clint Eastwood film - such is the shame of Richard Jewell.
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    Adam LubitowRochester City Newspaper
    When Eastwood keeps his sentimental streak in check, his unadorned style is effective.
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    Federico FurzanCinelipsis
    Eastwood's last years have been far from impressive. But his last movie has a fantastic actor that makes us want to see more of what he can do. [Full review in Spanish].
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    Colin BiggsThat Shelf
    Jonah Hill was originally slated to play Jewell, but Hauser's anonymity allows him to disappear into the character. A recognizable star would've felt too fake. And considering how many fabrications Richard Jewell weaves already, that's saying a lot.
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    Matthew PejkovicMatt's Movie Reviews
    A rage filled and relevant retelling of a pivotal moment that highlighted the manipulative and ego-driven nature of democracy's gatekeepers.
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