Genre: Biography | Drama | History
Running Time: 189 minutes
Directed By: Oliver Stone
Written By: Oliver Stone, Zachary Sklar
Cast: Kevin Costner, Gary Oldman and Jack Lemmon
Movie Release Date: 20 December, 1991
JFK is one of those movies in American cinema which needs special mention and place, to be encrypted. This movie is actually a deep analysis of the killing of the U.S. President, John F. Kennedy, his murderer, his motive and the after effects of his death.
Oliver Stone has not only directed, but also created a magnificent picture, of the 1963 assassination of the U.S President. The movie had been into several controversies before and after its release in the 90’s. Developed articulately, the movie does stretch itself quite long leaving the audiences a little bored. Kevin Costner, Gary Oldman, Tommy Lee Jones are to name some of the movies main actors.
This movie has rightly earned two Academy Awards, for best photography and editing. The powerful dialogues keep the audience spellbound and even those, not inclined towards political issues, should give this movie a watch.
Although many questions remain unanswered, the flashing images which keep appearing in the movie are catchy and keep the mystery and suspense going. The movie points out flaws lying within the investigation of the accused and highlights the involvement of more than one person in the assassination of the President. There must have been an indebt analysis and research done, on part of the director to have worked around such a sensitive issue.