Richard Jewell (2019)

Richard Jewell (2019)

Good story, great directing

7.4

Movie

United States of America
English
Crime, Drama, History
2019
CLINT EASTWOOD
Alan Heckner, Alex Collins, Andrea Laing
131 min

What it's about

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.

The take

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

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.

It’s awesome.

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