January 15, 2020

RICHARD JEWELL movie review

Following the events after the 1996 Atlanta Olympics, Warner Bros. produced the movie about Richard Jewell, the security personnel that came from hero to villain as how he was perceived by people in authority for personal gain. Clint Eastwood directs this moving film with a strong message that tells us how fake news is made for some interests.
At first Richard Jewell (Paul Walter Hauser) has a bad reputation as a security guard who was just doing his job in his previous employers until he met lawyer Watson Bryant (Sam Rockwell) who has received his respect and became his best friend. Their bond was tested when Jewell was villified in the bombing incident in the 1996 Olympics that was curated by the FBI and media until he was proven innocent.

This movie says that you don't need the approval of many if you got one who trusts and knows you well. This also implies how bad people can get for career movement like what happened to reporter Kathy Scruggs (Olivia Wilde). At least we can rely on Atty Bryant who believes Jewell well and his willingness to defend the person til the end. It was a pity for Bobi Jewell (Kathy Bates) who had to go through attacks on her son and broken down to go out in public.
Sam Rockwell, Kathy Bates and Paul Walter Hauser in Richard Jewell
Acting wise, the emotional performances are remarkable especially for Kathy Bates. Her involvement as Bobi Jewell is heartfelt for a mother who wants the best for her son. Paul Walter Hauser's portrayal is lovable and you'll go through his journey in this investigation. Olivia Wilde's performance as Kathy Scruggs is a character you'll love to hate because of her persistence in proving Jewell guilty and then changed after her own investigations.

Richard Jewell is now showing in cinemas.

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