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Natalie Portman doesn’t just play Jackie Kennedy in this “urgent” drama, said New Republic.com. Portraying the first lady in the immediate aftermath of her husband’s assassination, the actress inhabits Kennedy, “making her both bigger and more human than we’ve ever seen her before.”
Mel Gibson’s Oscar-nominated war drama “may be too syrupy for cynical tastes and too brutal for the timid,” said The Miami Herald. But it relates an incredible true story of World War II combat heroism, and Gibson proves fearless in depicting the horrors of the battlefield.
Disney’s recent Polynesian-set animated adventure “works on every level,” said the New York Post. With its strong heroine, “a seafaring quest that never flags,” and a music soundtrack that’s among Disney’s best ever, it stands “head and shoulders” above Finding Dory.