“There are men dying on those beaches, right now. I’m suppose to be the most powerful man in the world and I … I’m impotent. Well, I’ll tell you what, this is the last time anyone’s gonna make a decision like that for me. – John F. Kennedy
Number of Times Seen – 1 (12 Nov 2013)
Brief Synopsis – Based on Bill O’Rielly’s bestselling book that tells the story of how Lee Harvey Oswald carried out his plan to assassinate JFK.
My Take on it – I am a firm believer in conspiracy theories and I will always truly believe that Oswald did not act alone and that the whole JFK assassination was a big conspiracy.
That being said, I thoroughly enjoyed this movie because it explains in a concise way how it would be possible for Oswald to have actually acted alone.
This movie focuses more on the Oswald aspect that on the Kennedy side, but it still gives enough screen time to the going-ons behind the walls of Camelot. It’s interesting how it alludes to certain famous notions about JFK’s extracurricular activities and medical issues, but doesn’t out-right discuss them.
Rob Lowe is solid as JFK and can be added to the list of good JFK impersonations from film and tv.
Being a huge fan of Oliver Stone’s JFK (1991), I constantly tried to find holes in this story, but much of the controversy is just glossed over here and not even mentioned within the context of the film.
If Oswald truly acted alone, this movie depicts well how he possibly did it, but alas, that is something we will probably never know.
Bottom Line – Excellent retelling of the JFK assassination by telling the one man theory. Highly recommended.
Rating – Oscar Worthy