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Jackie (15)

Jackie (15)

Biography, Drama

Following the assassination of President John F. Kennedy, First Lady Jacqueline Kennedy fights through grief and trauma to regain her faith, console her children, and define her husband's historic legacy.

The critical consensus

Peeling away the artifice of the Kennedy legacy to reveal the raw nerve of failed idealism, Jackie is a bewitching study of mythmaking that underlines Larraín’s status as cinema’s most daring political filmmaker.

*****Patrick Gamble, The Skinny, 12/01/2017

Natalie Portman is remarkable in a thrillingly unconventional biopic of Jacqueline Kennedy from Pablo Larraín.

*****Angie Errigo, The List, 16/01/2017

Jackie does what the very best biopics should: it makes you view someone you’ve seen countless times as if you were seeing them anew.

****(*)Olly Richards, Empire Online, 16/01/2017

Portman’s Oscar-worthy work crowns an unconventional study of an icon, while Mica Levi’s score is sublime.

****(*)Neil Smith, Total Film, 16/01/2017

It’s the incongruity of the Jackie Kennedy story told in Pablo Larrain’s Jackie that makes the film so compelling.

****(*)Geoffrey Macnab, The Independent, 18/01/2017

I feel Jackie gets a little bit of a free ride in simply fabricating the look of iconic images, moments and public figures.

***(*)(*)Peter Bradshaw, The Guardian, 19/01/2017

Thanks to the fine direction of Pablo Larraín and a nuanced, moving performance from Natalie Portman, Jackie is no hagiography but a powerful study of the First Lady’s fight to control and shape her world in the wake of JFK’s assassination.

****(*)Alistair Harkness, The Scotsman, 19/01/2017

Clever, beautiful images about a clever, beautiful image-maker.

Sophie Monks Kaufman, Little White Lies, 19/01/2017

The result is a fascinating film with a complex, moving performance from Natalie Portman.

****(*)Allan Hunter, Daily Express, 20/01/2017

Natalie Portman is extraordinary as JFK’s widow, but the real star of Pablo Larraín’s kaleidoscopic film is Mica Levi’s score.

****(*)Mark Kermode, The Observer, 22/01/2017

A beautifully realised, and at times bitterly ironic work as the American myth is shattered in pulped brain and splintered bone.

****(*)Pablo Larrain, TVBomb, 23/01/2017

Features about Jackie (15)

Jackie: behind the creation of JFK, America's once and future king.

Xan Brooks, The Guardian, 07/01/2017

Where and when?

General release. Check local listings for show times.

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