I don’t even want to address the controversy over Clint Eastwood and his obvious distaste for the media. All I can say is Eastwood knocked it out of the park, again, with Richard Jewell.
Richard Jewell is a tightly-constructed biography of a man with a lifelong ambition to become a member of law enforcement. His commitment to this goal was well played by Paul Walter Hauser, capturing the pain and frustration felt by Jewell during his troubled life.
I credit Hauser for his fine acting skills as Jewell. However, Eastwood was able to take those skills and fine tune them into an unforgettable performance.
That said, the truly outstanding performance was Kathy Bates as Jewell’s mother. Expect an Oscar nod in her future.
Richard Jewell is an amazing movie, and a very sad story.
About The Peetimes: I recommend the 2nd Peetime, since it give you just a little longer to run.
There are no extra scenes during, or after, the end credits of Richard Jewell. (What we mean by Anything Extra.)
Rated (R) for language including some sexual references, and brief bloody images
Genres: Drama, True life story
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