A master stroke of filmmaking, JFK stands beside All The Presidents Men as not only an excellent political film, but also one of the greatest studio pictures ever made. The Warner Bros. of today would never finance such a controversial film, and that is one of the reasons why it is so special.
JFK may just be the quintessential Oliver Stone movie. It covers US politics, it has a sprawling storyline, it’s filled with paranoia and it’s high on kinetic energy. It may also be his best film. It is now difficult to remember how much of an impact JFK had on, not only the world of film but on society. It’s no understatement to say that at the time its release, the film was a true phenomenon.
This image shows JFK‘s star Kevin Costner taking direction from Oliver Stone.
Released in 1991, JFK grossed over $70 million at the US box office and more than $205 million globally.