Richard Jewell

Richard Jewell

★★★★½ 

Richard Jewell was fairly fuckin’ outstanding. I didn’t see it as being particularly politicized. It’s first and foremost the story of a simple, decent man being railroaded by the powers that be. Additionally, it chronicles the relationship between that man and his mother as well as the man and his friend/lawyer. Kathy Bates is the one getting all the awards buzz (much deserved – especially for her press conference scene), but I thought Paul Walter Hauser and Sam Rockwell were equally excellent.