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Richard Jewell (2019)Richard Jewell (2019)

Richard Jewell (2019)

Good story, great directing

Crime, Drama, History

7.4

movie

United States of America

English

True-crime, True-story-based

2019

Clint Eastwood

Alan Heckner, Alex Collins, Andrea Laing

131 min

Synopsis

Richard Jewell thinks quick, works fast, and saves hundreds, perhaps thousands, of lives after a domestic terrorist plants several pipe bombs and they explode during a concert, only to be falsely suspected of the crime by sloppy FBI work and sensational media coverage.

Our Take

7.4
Bilal Zouheir

This crime drama based on a true story is directed by Clint Eastwood and produced by Leonardo DiCaprio among others. It’s about a peculiar security guard who finds a bomb at the 1996 Atlanta summer Olympics moments before it exploded. But while first hailed as a hero, the authorities quickly suspect him of being behind the bomb. Just like Eastwood’s other creation, Sully: Miracle on the Hudson, Richard Jewell is a simple story that if it wasn’t for excellent directing, would not be enough to make a movie out of. But great performances and a great script make this movie not only worthwhile but a timely comment on the trustworthiness of law enforcement.

Comments

N
Nakayama

What an emotional roller-coaster for Richard Jewel, propelled by yet another perfect adaptation from Clint Eastwood. Great script, great directing, and acting. No gaps or slowness, just good cinema.

S
Sabeel Dhar

It’s awesome.

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