The iconic first lady is given emotional complexity and rich understanding through a stirring and ambitious performance by Natalie Portman in director Pablo Larraín's powerful film. It's less a biopic than an experimental character study - an effective one - looking at Jackie's private life in the traumatic days following her husband's assassination. 'Jackie' finds humanity in the pomp and splendour, and a deep empathy for those who must always live in the public eye and are not even allowed to mourn in their own way. There is real grace, sorrow, and beauty to this rich and rewarding cinematic experience.
USA/Chile/France 2016 Pablo Larraín 99m