Though Oliver Stone's political thriller was nominated for eight Academy Awards and won two, it initially sparked controversy, with many critics complaining that Stone took too many liberties with historical facts. The film explored the events leading to Kennedy's assassination and the alleged cover-up through the eyes of New Orleans District Attorney Jim Garrison (Kevin Costner). "Disturbing, infuriating yet undeniably effective, less a motion picture than an impassioned, insistent 3-hour-and-7-minute information barrage, Stone's 'JFK' is a relentless indictment of the Warren Commission's conclusion that Lee Harvey Oswald was the lone assassin of President John F. Kennedy," Times critic Kenneth Turan wrote in his review of the film. Gary Oldman (above) portrayed Lee Harvey Oswald, and Jack Lemmon played Jack Martin, a private investigator who aids Garrison.
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