New from A Reel of One’s Own by Andrea Thompson: Richard Jewell Movie Review: Clint Eastwood’s latest is “#NotAllMen The Movie”

By Andrea Thompson

Richard Jewell just might be a contender for the most unintentionally ironic movie ever made. It tells the story of a wrongly accused man, but it does justice to no one. Not Richard Jewell (Paul Walter Hauser), the man who is once again shamelessly exploited to promote an agenda, and certainly not those who admittedly first did the exploiting. Yet the movie so twists and contorts its depiction of those it casts as Jewell’s opposition, it completely distracts from the subject itself, which is that of a man caught in a storm that was just perfect enough to upend his life.

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