Reviews: Parkland (2013)

parklandReviews for this film from our members:

  • Marco Albanese @ Stanze di Cinema [Italian]
    • Excerpt: Film di sovrana inutilità, senza spessore e per di più intimamente conservatore e reazionario, che vorrebbe raccontare l’omicidio di John Kennedy attraverso i volti e le parole di un gruppo di persone che si trovavano a Dallas quella mattina di novembre del 1963.
  • Edwin Arnaudin @ Ashvegas
    • Excerpt: The abrupt nature means barely getting to know what makes this large cast of characters tick and suggests a 90-minute film yearning to be at least a half hour more developed.
  • Laura Clifford @ Parkland
    • Excerpt: Landesman’s film isn’t about the Kennedy assassination so much as it is about the rippling effect it had on the ordinary people who dealt with its aftermath.
  • Billy Donnelly @ This Is Infamous
  • Mark Dujsik @ Mark Reviews Movies
    • Excerpt: Landesman’s point is not to connect dots, as they have already been linked by history. He leaves it to us to find meaning in the connections…
  • Susan Granger @
    • Excerpt: Pretentious and unproductive, it’s a stylized postscript revealing no new insights or relevant information, nothing that historians and conspiracy theorists have not already rehashed.
  • Travis Hopson @
    • Excerpt: Parkland works when focusing on the little things, making us feel like true witnesses to history rather than judging it through the benefit of hindsight.
  • [New – 11/21] | MaryAnn Johanson @
    • Excerpt: This poignant and painful ensemble drama about the lesser-known figures caught up in the JFK assassination reminds us that history happens to regular people, too.
  • Jeremy Kibler @ The Artful Critic
    • Excerpt: This ensemble docudrama is as episodic and overcrowded as it is rapidly paced and always absorbing without a moment to waste.
  • Stephen Silver @ EntertainmentTell
    • Excerpt: Takes one of the most fascinating days in history and makes it deathly boring
  • Frank Swietek @ One Guys Opinion
    • Excerpt: Compulsively watchable [although it] comes across as a little tacky, and some will even see it, fairly or not, as exploitative.
  • Bill Weber @ Slant
    • Excerpt: This commemorative docudrama’s overt politics are minimal, aside from defaulting to the myth of John F. Kennedy as a martyr for…something.

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