Lists: Drama, Thriller, Biopic, Conspiracy thriller, Historical, Best Picture nominee 1990 to 1999

Brief Synopsis: "New Orleans District Attorney Jim Garrison discovers there's more to the Kennedy assassination than the official story."

Overall Ranking: 58 (Rank from 1991: # 2)

Adjusted* Rating:
(lowest rating dropped)

Ratings Breakdown
(The Mixed Bag)

Buttery 75%
Regular 25%
Half-Popped 0%
Stale 0%
Burnt 0%


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Dan O'Neill100(full review)
David Baruffi97
Rob from GuysFilmQuest87
Bryan Lienesch82 - It's good or maybe even great, but certainly not excellent. It's lasting legacy will be adding fuel to the fire of conspiracy theorists everywhere.

People Involved

  • Kevin Costner (Jim Garrison)
  • Tommy Lee Jones (Clay Shaw/Clay Bertrand)
  • Gary Oldman (Lee Harvey Oswald)
  • Kevin Bacon (Willie OKeefe)
  • Michael Rooker (Bill Broussard)
  • Jack Lemmon (Jack Martin)
  • Laurie Metcalf (Susie Cox)
  • Sissy Spacek (Liz Garrison)
  • Joe Pesci (David Ferrie)
  • John Candy (Dean Andrews)
  • Pruitt Taylor Vince (Lee Bowers)
  • Jay O. Sanders (Lou Ivon)
  • Walter Matthau (Senator Long)
  • Sally Kirkland (Rose Cheramie)
  • Donald Sutherland (X)
  • Edward Asner (Guy Bannister)
  • Brian Doyle-Murray (Jack Ruby)
  • Ray LePere (Abraham Zapruder)
  • Vincent DOnofrio (Bill Newman)
  • Tom Howard (Lyndon B. Johnson)
  • Lolita Davidovich (Beverly Oliver)
  • Jim Garrison (Earl Warren)
  • Oliver Stone (Director)