Jackie

Jackie

Jackie

Academy Award-winner Natalie Portman is Jacqueline Bouvier Kennedy in this dramatic portrait of the First Lady, following her immediately after the assassination of JFK. From the director of the Oscar-nominated No.

Best Costume Design, 2017 BAFTAs
2016Rating: M, Violence, offensive language and content that may disturb99 minsUSA, Chile, France
DramaTrue Story & BiographyHistoricalFestival & Independent

Reviews & comments

Flicks, Leonie Hayden

Flicks, Leonie Hayden

flicks

Hours after John F. Kennedy’s death, Jackie Kennedy watched President Lyndon B. Johnson get sworn in while her husband’s blood was still fresh on her clothes. Days after her husband’s death she organised an elaborate public funeral procession and gave an exclusive interview to LIFE Magazine, both of which elevated her husband’s legacy to mythical proportions.

3.0

Made her look and sound weird

Didnt like Natalie Portman's protrayal at all. The first 10 mins sounded like Jackie was mentally challenged. and chunks of the movie depicted her as very socially awkward and odd. She was quirky but not strange. Didnt like the directors style. It felt disconnected and drawn out in places. And hated the music that was so distracting and dominant some...

1.0

Natalie Portman gives a memorable performance about an unforgettable event.

History and drama often make awkward bedfellows, as you might find in the bio-pic Jackie (2016). The assassination of JFK is one of the defining moments of the 20th century and any dramatization of the immediate aftermath is a risky venture. History buffs may fault it and others may struggle with its melodramatic interpretation of Jaqueline Kennedy’s...

4.0
Variety

Variety

press

Eschewing standard biopic form at every turn, this brilliantly constructed, diamond-hard character study observes the exhausted, conflicted Jackie...

Time Out

Time Out

press

The film's lasting impact is dazzlingly intellectual: Just as JFK himself turned politics into image-making, his wife continued his work when no one else could.

5.0
The New York Times

The New York Times

press

In some roles, Ms. Portman stiffens up and never seems to get out of her head; in "Jackie" this works as a character trait.

The Guardian

The Guardian

press

It’s a singular vision from an uncompromising director that happens to be about one of the most famous women in American history. Jackie is not Oscar bait – it’s great cinema.

5.0
Stuff

Stuff

press

Jackie is subjective and impressionistic, but also disciplined and extremely well thought-through.

Rolling Stone

Rolling Stone

press

A potent cinematic provocation. Powered by a transfixing Portman as Jackie, Larrain's film - one of the year's best - is appropriately hard to pin down and impossible to forget.

New Zealand Herald

New Zealand Herald

press

Jackie ebbs and flows, rough in the most human way possible.

4.0
Los Angeles Times

Los Angeles Times

press

Larraín told his producers he wouldn't do "Jackie" unless Natalie Portman agreed to take on the role, and her superb performance, utterly convincing without being anything like an impersonation, vindicates his determination.

Hollywood Reporter

Hollywood Reporter

press

Extraordinary in its piercing intimacy and lacerating in its sorrow, Jackie is a remarkably raw portrait of an iconic American first lady...

Flicks, Leonie Hayden

Flicks, Leonie Hayden

flicks

Hours after John F. Kennedy’s death, Jackie Kennedy watched President Lyndon B. Johnson get sworn in while her husband’s blood was still fresh on her clothes. Days after her husband’s death she organised an elaborate public funeral procession and gave an exclusive interview to LIFE Magazine, both of which elevated her husband’s legacy to mythical proportions.

3.0
Variety

Variety

press

Eschewing standard biopic form at every turn, this brilliantly constructed, diamond-hard character study observes the exhausted, conflicted Jackie...

Time Out

Time Out

press

The film's lasting impact is dazzlingly intellectual: Just as JFK himself turned politics into image-making, his wife continued his work when no one else could.

5.0
The New York Times

The New York Times

press

In some roles, Ms. Portman stiffens up and never seems to get out of her head; in "Jackie" this works as a character trait.

The Guardian

The Guardian

press

It’s a singular vision from an uncompromising director that happens to be about one of the most famous women in American history. Jackie is not Oscar bait – it’s great cinema.

5.0
Stuff

Stuff

press

Jackie is subjective and impressionistic, but also disciplined and extremely well thought-through.

Rolling Stone

Rolling Stone

press

A potent cinematic provocation. Powered by a transfixing Portman as Jackie, Larrain's film - one of the year's best - is appropriately hard to pin down and impossible to forget.

New Zealand Herald

New Zealand Herald

press

Jackie ebbs and flows, rough in the most human way possible.

4.0
Los Angeles Times

Los Angeles Times

press

Larraín told his producers he wouldn't do "Jackie" unless Natalie Portman agreed to take on the role, and her superb performance, utterly convincing without being anything like an impersonation, vindicates his determination.

Hollywood Reporter

Hollywood Reporter

press

Extraordinary in its piercing intimacy and lacerating in its sorrow, Jackie is a remarkably raw portrait of an iconic American first lady...

Made her look and sound weird

Didnt like Natalie Portman's protrayal at all. The first 10 mins sounded like Jackie was mentally challenged. and chunks of the movie depicted her as very socially awkward and odd. She was quirky but not strange. Didnt like the directors style. It felt disconnected and drawn out in places. And hated the music that was so distracting and dominant some...

1.0

Natalie Portman gives a memorable performance about an unforgettable event.

History and drama often make awkward bedfellows, as you might find in the bio-pic Jackie (2016). The assassination of JFK is one of the defining moments of the 20th century and any dramatization of the immediate aftermath is a risky venture. History buffs may fault it and others may struggle with its melodramatic interpretation of Jaqueline Kennedy’s...

4.0