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« Reply #20 on: February 06, 2020, 03:28:12 PM »

Have seen Richard Jewell twice since it opened in the UK......
Elegiac, character driven, organically emotional  yet restrained,  beautifully acted and with a powerful payoff this is Eastwood with his trademark depth.
This has to be one of the best cast Eastwood films.....all bring their A game to produce wonderful interaction and texture, wit and emotional wallop. ....
It is a chamber piece full of restraint, shot through with pathos and loss and yet it is a lovely,  life affirming  tale of friendship and family and mutual respect.
As with Million Dollar Baby, it's ultimately  a story of three human beings, that's all.
But  that's surely more than enough.
Eastwood panache ! .....

Incidentally,  I notice Richard Jewell has achieved "fresh" status on Rotten  Tomatoes
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« Reply #21 on: February 16, 2020, 02:21:39 PM »


 I watched "Richard Jewell" in London last Tuesday before opening to the public in Paris!!  8)
 I liked it in a very human drama!  The actors were very natural and the music was nice too!  8)
 "Richard Jwell" was a good movie!  :)
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« Reply #22 on: February 17, 2020, 12:53:42 AM »

Glad you enjoyed it, Higashimori! :)
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« Reply #23 on: February 17, 2020, 04:45:41 AM »

Have seen the movie this saturday in Liège, Belgium.
A very good movie, captivating from start to finish.
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« Reply #24 on: February 26, 2020, 12:59:14 AM »

I have seen Richard Jewell last Saturday in Paris, France.
I really enjoyed it. Perhaps, the best Clint Eastwood film of the 2010s after The Mule and American Sniper.
Clint is still a great filmmaker and storyteller.
Paul Walter Hauser, Sam Rockwell and Kathy Bates gave some nice performances.
There’s a lot of emotion and sadness.
Clint Eastwood is not tired to talk about the failures and tragedies of America and its institutions, which are supposed to guarantee democracy and people’s liberties.
The film shows that these institutions can destroy some vulnerable people, depending on the circumstances.
But it also shows that as long as there will be some people who can stand against institutions’ failures, we can be optimistic.
Richard Jewell movie had many positive reviews in France.
Some of them said the film looks like a Frank Capra movie.

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« Reply #25 on: February 26, 2020, 03:24:15 AM »

A very good, solid film.. Perhaps the kind of film I'd be happy to see sandwiched between more daring, fictional dramas from Clint.
I wasn't overly impressed with Sully and didn't bother with Paris. Three films (inc Sniper) where you already know the endings seems a bit much.. I kinda wish he'd just made this one ( not inc Sniper)
I agree with a lot of the comments above . The acting from everyone is superb. Once again Clint gets masterful performances from his cast, it's an enjoyable thought provoking piece..

As a side note some  British reviewers have made much of the scene implicating that the journalist Kathy Skruggs offered to engage in sex with an FBI agent in return for information... It's a shame this has  deflected (for some) from the quality of the film ( actually Sight and Sound gave it an excellent review) Personally I think  they're jumping on the bandwagon and making a little too much of this...
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« Reply #26 on: February 27, 2020, 10:34:46 PM »

A very good, solid film.. Perhaps the kind of film I'd be happy to see sandwiched between more daring, fictional dramas from Clint.
 
I agree with a lot of the comments above . The acting from everyone is superb. Once again Clint gets masterful performances from his cast, it's an enjoyable thought provoking piece..

I saw this last weekend was very impressed. Always good to go into a film with zero expectations. Agree with what Gant said above and can't add much more than what has already been said.

What I did notice were two scenes with a TV on in the background. One was of the film, The Sands Of Iwo Jima, starring one of America's hero's of the 20th century (onscreen at least) John Wayne. And one with Jimmy Stewart. Not only a hero onscreen but a real life WWII hero. I didn't see any credit in the final credits so I'm not sure what film it was but it clicked with me straight away how Clint juxaposed Richard Jewell with these other American heroes. Only a little thing some people may have missed but I thought it was extremely well done.
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« Reply #27 on: March 04, 2020, 12:48:59 AM »

Finally, I got to see Richard Jewell last night. pretty solid film. one of Clint's very best paced, acted, photographed, and in overall, one of Clint's very best films. There are a couple of scenes that can be ranked among Eastwood's best achievements. They don't make films like this anymore, simple, deep and human. This is one of 2019's best films. Kudos.
10/10
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« Reply #28 on: March 04, 2020, 06:15:22 AM »

Richard Jewell comes out on Blu-Ray and DVD in North America on March 17. The digital version might already be available. I missed it in theaters (I never made that drive to the theater that had it) so it'll be a rental for me.

It does seem like the reviews and audience response has been mostly positive.
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