watch later

like

have seen

remove

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, Beth Keener, Billy Slaughter

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.

Add your review

What did you think? Who should watch it?

Next up

More like this in

True-crime

Crime

Fallen Angels (1995)

best
9.1
An evocative masterpiece that captures the wildness of a big city.

watch later

like

have seen

remove

Close-Up (1990)
best
9.0

An ingenious docufiction classic and a passionate examination of storytelling and cinema

watch later

like

have seen

remove

By the Grace of God (2018)
7.8

A damning account of a cover-up by the Catholic church in France

watch later

like

have seen

remove

A Brighter Summer Day (1991)
best
9.0

A rich, melancholy tale of 1960s youth in Taiwan

watch later

like

have seen

remove

Athlete A
8.4

The documentary event of the year

watch later

like

have seen

remove

Tape (2001)
7.8

Big stars Ethan Hawke and Uma Thurman go small in this intriguing drama

watch later

like

have seen

remove

Animal Kingdom (2010)
7.6

A tense crime drama with a stellar cast

watch later

like

have seen

remove

The Crying Game (1992)
8.5

Neil Jordan's masterpiece psychological thriller

watch later

like

have seen

remove

Rudy (1993)
7.2

The 1993 trophy holder for underdog sports films

watch later

like

have seen

remove

The Traitor (2020)
7.7

An unglorifying character study of the first high-profile Mafia informant

watch later

like

have seen

remove

© 2022 agoodmovietowatch, all rights reserved. While we migrate to our new design, all premium content and features are temporarily available to all users. Contact us if you have any feedback or questions.

We are home to the best movie and TV show suggestions across streaming platforms and across over 20 countries. Netflix, Amazon, Amazon Prime, and Hulu are trademarked brands, all rights reserved. We don't have any affiliation with Netflix or any other VOD providers. All images, names, and trademarks are copyright and the property of their respective owners.