Killing Kennedy (TV Movie 2013)

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Killing Kennedy: Directed by Nelson McCormick. With Rob Lowe, Will Rothhaar, Jack Noseworthy, Casey Siemaszko. Based on Bill O’Reilly and Martin Dugard’s best seller comes this shocking thriller starring Rob Lowe and Ginnifer Goodwin. As John F. Kennedy (Lowe) rises to become U.S. president, a former Marine grows disillusioned with America. When their paths ultimately cross, the course of history is changed forever as seen in this mesmerizing film about the assassination of JFK – and its chilling aftermath.

“This is Bill Ou0026#39;Reillyu0026#39;s take on the assassination of President Kennedy. Maybe thereu0026#39;s a greater depth in the book, but the movie is a fairly superficial examination of Kennedy (Rob Lowe) and Lee Harvey Oswalt (Will Rothhaar). Two TV hours with all the commercials is just not enough to do a deep look into two big characters like Kennedy and Oswalt.u003cbr/u003eu003cbr/u003eThere isnu0026#39;t much new here for Kennedy. Itu0026#39;s a well traveled path. Of course Bill puts in all the hot button topics about the womanizing and the drug injections. Rob Lowe does little more than mimicry. Ginnifer Goodwin doesnu0026#39;t have the regal stature of Mrs Kennedy. Any number of other movies make a more compelling portrait. For example, the Cuban missile crisis was done better in Thirteen Days (2000).u003cbr/u003eu003cbr/u003eMy hope was for the Oswalt half. They could give him a depth that isnu0026#39;t out there in any movie. But I think Will Rothhaar does a relatively bland job. Michelle Trachtenberg does a much better job. Her role in the family is absolutely fascinating. The movie really needed to concentrate more on the Oswalts and sideline the Kennedys.u003cbr/u003eu003cbr/u003eThe technicals are relatively good for a TV movie. The style is still unimaginative. For the budget, we canu0026#39;t expect much more. It certainly doesnu0026#39;t have the tension or the suspense. We get nothing but the simplified highlights.”


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