Despite excellent cinematography and some first-class performances, this JFK assassination drama remains an also-ran
What else is there to say about the assassination of JFK? With every aspect of the case explored in both documentary (Killing Oswald also opens this week) and drama, it's hard to find an angle that hasn't been covered.
This solid but unremarkable adaptation of Vincent Bugliosi's painstaking book Four Days in November focuses on the lives of incidental characters (Zac Efron's exhausted young surgeon, Paul Giamatti's rattled Abraham Zapruder) who find themselves accidentally caught up in the whirlwind.
Barry Ackroyd's cinematography lends a typically authentic air to the proceedings and Jacki Weaver is extraordinary as Oswald's unhinged mother, Marguerite, but Parkland remains a bystander in the already overcrowded field of films about the events of November 1963.
DramaBilly Bob ThorntonPaul GiamattiJohn F KennedyMark Kermode
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