Richard Jewell

Clint Eastwood’s latest directorial effort is “Richard Jewell”, based on the true story of the man who found the bomb at the 1996 Olympics. By finding it he saved countless lives, but ended up being blamed for putting it there. Jewell is a police wannabe, an overweight nerd who still lives with his mother. The supporting cast is very good with Kathy Bates as his mother, Jon Hamm as a FBI agent who doggedly pursues him, Olivia Wilde as a journalist who will do anything for a story and Sam Rockwell as Jewell’s only friend and attorney. The lead is played by Peter Walter Hauser who has had small parts in other films. He does a convincing job as Jewell. This is one of Eastwood’s better films lately. It moves and keeps us on the edge of our seats. Unfortunately it shows us how the government and the press can torment us.

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