American security guard Richard Jewell saves thousands of lives from an exploding bomb at the 1996 Olympics, but is vilified by journalists and the press who falsely report that he was a terrorist.
With Richard Jewell, Eastwood has perfected his cinematic approach to real stories to become one of the most humanistic, bold, and morally invigorating American filmmakers today.| Read in full: Richard Jewell movie review We Love Cinema
It’s got a couple of great performances – and a lot of ropey acting from actors playing crass and mendacious caricatures.The Guardian
Clint Eastwood continues his stellar run of films about unlikely American heroes hunted by the spotlight.Little White Lies
The director gets out of his own way to deliver a no-frills, solid-as-oak, competently mounted slice of biopic.IndieWire
Paul Walter Hauser brilliantly portrays the security guard who discovered the Atlanta Olympics bomb only to find himself accused of planting it in this all-American tale of apostasy.Sight & Sound