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6.6
/10
1,620 Ratings

Jackie

Directed by Pablo Larraín
United States, Chile, 2016
Drama, Biography

Synopsis

This film Jackie is a portrait of one of the most important and tragic moments in American history, seen through the eyes of the iconic First Lady, then Jacqueline Kennedy. Jackie places us in her world during the days immediately following her husband’s assassination.

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Jackie Directed by Pablo Larraín

Awards & Festivals

Academy Awards

2017 | 3 nominations including: Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role

Independent Spirit Awards

2017 | 4 nominations including: Best Director

Toronto International Film Festival

2016 | Winner: Platform Prize

[One scene] reminded me of Nicole Kidman in Birth, another movie where a widow reckons with her husband’s ghost. But these glimpses are brief. Soon it’s back to her dull tête-à-têtes with journalists, confidantes, or an impish Irish priest, each strewn with platitudes and drenched in magic hour lighting. The dialogue flails toward the concept of national memory; it induces nothing like the morbid twinge of seeing a former First Lady sink into campy despair.
February 09, 2017
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Larraín plays with the distancing and inevitably artificial nature of the camera’s gaze to evoke the alienation of a life lived in public. Whatever happens, we still find ourselves at a distance from her; perhaps she is even distanced from herself. At times, the sumptuously polished aesthetic of these moments even borders on the voyeuristic, reminding us that we too risk becoming spectators, gawping at her pain.
February 08, 2017
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Larraín’s film is hollow. Burdened with a terrible, Black List script by Noah Oppenheim, Jackie offers few insights into one of the 20th century’s most heavily analysed events, and says even less about grief.
January 06, 2017

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