Rapid Reviews | ‘Jackie’ Puts You in an Unthinkable Situation

Natalie Portman is fantastic as a First Lady whose experiences after her husband's assassination are uniquely harrowing.

William Bibbianiby William Bibbiani

The world is full of shared experiences, those little moments and life-changing events that happen to most of us at one time or another. But every once in a while a day comes which could only happen to a single human being, maybe once or twice a century. These are the stories Hollywood loves to bring to the big screen, but they aren’t always easy for audiences to empathize with.

Enter Jackie, the new drama that stars Natalie Portman as Jacqueline Kennedy, the First Lady of the United States, whose husband’s shocking assassination led to a series of emotionally harrowing experiences that tested her resolve and threatened John F. Kennedy’s legacy. How effectively does this film involve audiences in Jackie’s unique plight, and is it the sort of emotionally powerful experience you owe to yourself to see in theaters?

Our illustrious film critic William Bibbiani is here to answer these questions in a scant 60 seconds, here on our weekly video series Rapid Reviews! Find out everything you need to know about Jackie in just a single, solitary minute, and come back next week for another rapid fire review of new and upcoming films!

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William Bibbiani (everyone calls him ‘Bibbs’) is Crave’s film content editor and critic. You can hear him every week on The B-Movies Podcast and Canceled Too Soon, and watch him on the weekly YouTube series Most CravedRapid Reviews and What the Flick. Follow his rantings on Twitter at @WilliamBibbiani.

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