Jackie

Movie review by S. Jhoanna Robledo, Common Sense Media
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Common Sense says

age 15+

Intense, complex film about assassination and aftermath.

R 2016 99 minutes

Parents say

age 16+

Based on 2 reviews

Kids say

age 14+

Based on 5 reviews

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age 16+

Wonderful exploration of another side of a well known story

Excellent film for adults and mature teens; not appropriate for children, mostly because they'd find it immensely boring. It's all dialogue; there's no action. (That one moment where you see what actually happened to JFK is intense but very, very brief.) I found this movie to be a wonderful exploration of what it would have been like to be the first lady at that moment in history. E.g. I loved how they fleshed out that famous photo of LBJ being sworn in as the next president, what a surreal experience it must have been for Jackie, standing there in her bloodstained pink suit. Natalie Portman was just wonderful (can't believe she didn't win the Oscar!) as was Billy Crudup as the journalist struggling to maintain the balance between personal respect for Mrs Kennedy and his job to chase a sensational interview/story.
age 16+

A boring watch

If you enjoy a view of a very small portion of Jackie O's life and you don't mind sitting through a total monotone voice and dull scenery, then this is your movie.

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