Richard Jewell

Richard Jewell ★★★½

Directed by Clint Eastwood, this covers the 1996 Centenniel bombing with the security guard, Richard Jewell (Paul Walter Hauser) who is initially labeled a hero, but quickly becomes a suspect.

Video Review - just left the theater (no spoilers)

Kathy Bates plays Jewell's mother -- a deeply emotional motherly character portrayal we've seen before in The Waterboy. Sam Rockwell plays Jewell's attorney and Olivia Wilde plays Kathy Scruggs, a female news reporter who is trying to dig dirt of juicy headlines.

My wife and I both enjoyed this. Our only complaint was that there were some repetitive scenes and some side characters that didn't have full resolution, thus making the film not as tight as it could be. Recommended.

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