Richard Jewell

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  • 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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    Mark DujsikMark Reviews Movies
    Richard Jewell may veer into some wild speculation of its own, but it sets the record straight where it matters.
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    Kent TurnerFilm-Forward.com
    The film starts off credibly and compellingly, until it turns its attention to its objects of scorn.
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    Steven ProkopyThird Coast Review
    Richard Jewell is a nice-looking movie with a handful of not just good performances, but some of the most memorable you'll see all year.
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    Rob DeanBullz-Eye.com
    Its political implications and ambitions aside, Richard Jewell is a very entertaining and engaging film.
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    Brian OrndorfBlu-ray.com
    The Eastwood of today doesn't care much for nuanced understandings of behavior, now perfectly content to film community theater productions in the least amount of time possible.
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    Jackie K. Cooperjackiekcooper.com
    Eastwood is back in top form. Paul Walter Hauser is the perfect blending of actor and role.
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    Joe MorgensternWall Street Journal
    The story is compelling -- from hero to reviled heel in no time flat. In a jauntier time it might have been raw material for social satire; in our day it's a cautionary tale about abuse of power by the press and government alike.
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    Sandy SchaeferScreenRant
    What might've been a timely parable is instead presented as a capably crafted and acted, yet frustratingly reductive screed in Richard Jewell.
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    Christopher Llewellyn ReedFilm Festival Today
    Who will mourn for Scruggs after watching this film? No one, and that's a travesty.
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    Nell MinowMovie Mom
    This could have been a heartwarming story, but Eastwood's cranky "get off my lawn" perspective cannot resist overdoing it as though he was talking to an empty chair.
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