Comments on: 10 Best Assassination Movies http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/genres-movies/action/10-best-assassination-movies/ Movie Reviews & TV Show Reviews Wed, 22 Jan 2014 14:54:30 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=3.3.1 By: Picksixsammy http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/genres-movies/action/10-best-assassination-movies/#comment-101087 Picksixsammy Tue, 15 Feb 2011 04:51:00 +0000 http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/genres-movies/action-movies/10-best-assassination-movies/#comment-101087 I always refer to "JFK" as "Dances With The Facts". Hondolane and Alexander certainly had it right about Garrison, in particular, and the movie in general. The movie "Suddenly"appears now and again on Turner Classic Movies. A little 1949 flick called "I Shot Jesse James" decerves some mention, but for my money, "The Manchurian Candidate" and "The Day of the Jackal" top the list in this category. I always refer to “JFK” as “Dances With The Facts”. Hondolane and Alexander certainly had it right about Garrison, in particular, and the movie in general. The movie “Suddenly”appears now and again on Turner Classic Movies. A little 1949 flick called “I Shot Jesse James” decerves some mention, but for my money, “The Manchurian Candidate” and “The Day of the Jackal” top the list in this category.

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By: Jedimarkus http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/genres-movies/action/10-best-assassination-movies/#comment-101017 Jedimarkus Mon, 14 Feb 2011 14:13:00 +0000 http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/genres-movies/action-movies/10-best-assassination-movies/#comment-101017 What about Le Femme NIkita? Leon: The Professional? Hello???? What about Le Femme NIkita? Leon: The Professional? Hello????

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By: Jedimarkus http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/genres-movies/action/10-best-assassination-movies/#comment-101018 Jedimarkus Mon, 14 Feb 2011 14:13:00 +0000 http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/genres-movies/action-movies/10-best-assassination-movies/#comment-101018 What about Le Femme NIkita? Leon: The Professional? Hello???? What about Le Femme NIkita? Leon: The Professional? Hello????

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By: Beverlee http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/genres-movies/action/10-best-assassination-movies/#comment-101007 Beverlee Sun, 13 Feb 2011 19:45:00 +0000 http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/genres-movies/action-movies/10-best-assassination-movies/#comment-101007 I saw Executive Action (already referenced in a comment) twice when it played in theaters and recently purchased it via Amazon. Friends saw it and one pulled out her copy of the Warren Report to check its facts. The statistics listed at the end of the movie which have never been refuted, sum it up. I remember that day, coming home from 7th grade, and watching the coverage. This movie best portrays what I remember in terms of events. "Grassy knoll", anyone? I saw Executive Action (already referenced in a comment) twice when it played in theaters and recently purchased it via Amazon. Friends saw it and one pulled out her copy of the Warren Report to check its facts. The statistics listed at the end of the movie which have never been refuted, sum it up. I remember that day, coming home from 7th grade, and watching the coverage. This movie best portrays what I remember in terms of events. “Grassy knoll”, anyone?

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By: Beverlee http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/genres-movies/action/10-best-assassination-movies/#comment-101008 Beverlee Sun, 13 Feb 2011 19:45:00 +0000 http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/genres-movies/action-movies/10-best-assassination-movies/#comment-101008 I saw Executive Action (already referenced in a comment) twice when it played in theaters and recently purchased it via Amazon. Friends saw it and one pulled out her copy of the Warren Report to check its facts. The statistics listed at the end of the movie which have never been refuted, sum it up. I remember that day, coming home from 7th grade, and watching the coverage. This movie best portrays what I remember in terms of events. "Grassy knoll", anyone? I saw Executive Action (already referenced in a comment) twice when it played in theaters and recently purchased it via Amazon. Friends saw it and one pulled out her copy of the Warren Report to check its facts. The statistics listed at the end of the movie which have never been refuted, sum it up. I remember that day, coming home from 7th grade, and watching the coverage. This movie best portrays what I remember in terms of events. “Grassy knoll”, anyone?

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By: Hondolane http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/genres-movies/action/10-best-assassination-movies/#comment-101003 Hondolane Sun, 13 Feb 2011 17:13:00 +0000 http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/genres-movies/action-movies/10-best-assassination-movies/#comment-101003 Stone's JFK glorified a megalomaniacal district attorney (Jim Garrison) who wasted tons of money persecuting an innocent man. The jury poured him out of court after 45 minutes Stone’s JFK glorified a megalomaniacal district attorney (Jim Garrison) who wasted tons of money persecuting an innocent man. The jury poured him out of court after 45 minutes

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By: Hondolane http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/genres-movies/action/10-best-assassination-movies/#comment-101004 Hondolane Sun, 13 Feb 2011 17:13:00 +0000 http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/genres-movies/action-movies/10-best-assassination-movies/#comment-101004 Stone's JFK glorified a megalomaniacal district attorney (Jim Garrison) who wasted tons of money persecuting an innocent man. The jury poured him out of court after 45 minutes Stone’s JFK glorified a megalomaniacal district attorney (Jim Garrison) who wasted tons of money persecuting an innocent man. The jury poured him out of court after 45 minutes

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By: Memento Mori http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/genres-movies/action/10-best-assassination-movies/#comment-100998 Memento Mori Sun, 13 Feb 2011 06:17:00 +0000 http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/genres-movies/action-movies/10-best-assassination-movies/#comment-100998 JFK didn't have anything that Costa-Gavras's Z didn't have, and Z was about a conspiracy that actually happened. JFK didn’t have anything that Costa-Gavras’s Z didn’t have, and Z was about a conspiracy that actually happened.

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By: Memento Mori http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/genres-movies/action/10-best-assassination-movies/#comment-100999 Memento Mori Sun, 13 Feb 2011 06:17:00 +0000 http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/genres-movies/action-movies/10-best-assassination-movies/#comment-100999 JFK didn't have anything that Costa-Gavras's Z didn't have, and Z was about a conspiracy that actually happened. JFK didn’t have anything that Costa-Gavras’s Z didn’t have, and Z was about a conspiracy that actually happened.

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By: Alexander http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/genres-movies/action/10-best-assassination-movies/#comment-100996 Alexander Sun, 13 Feb 2011 06:09:00 +0000 http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/genres-movies/action-movies/10-best-assassination-movies/#comment-100996 The "nation's worst tragedy in history"? Is this a joke? Oliver Stone paid little attention to historic and scientific accuracy in JFK, from start to finish. It was a vast tissue of half-truths, distortions, and outright lies. To put that joke of a film atop this list is a black mark against this usually fine website. The “nation’s worst tragedy in history”? Is this a joke?

Oliver Stone paid little attention to historic and scientific accuracy in JFK, from start to finish. It was a vast tissue of half-truths, distortions, and outright lies. To put that joke of a film atop this list is a black mark against this usually fine website.

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By: Alexander http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/genres-movies/action/10-best-assassination-movies/#comment-100997 Alexander Sun, 13 Feb 2011 06:09:00 +0000 http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/genres-movies/action-movies/10-best-assassination-movies/#comment-100997 The "nation's worst tragedy in history"? Is this a joke? Oliver Stone paid little attention to historic and scientific accuracy in JFK, from start to finish. It was a vast tissue of half-truths, distortions, and outright lies. To put that joke of a film atop this list is a black mark against this usually fine website. The “nation’s worst tragedy in history”? Is this a joke?

Oliver Stone paid little attention to historic and scientific accuracy in JFK, from start to finish. It was a vast tissue of half-truths, distortions, and outright lies. To put that joke of a film atop this list is a black mark against this usually fine website.

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By: Piguy http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/genres-movies/action/10-best-assassination-movies/#comment-100995 Piguy Sun, 13 Feb 2011 05:58:00 +0000 http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/genres-movies/action-movies/10-best-assassination-movies/#comment-100995 What about "Death of a President"? The best assassination movie ever. Too bad it wasn't a documentary. What about “Death of a President”? The best assassination movie ever. Too bad it wasn’t a documentary.

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By: Sjpsjp1971 http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/genres-movies/action/10-best-assassination-movies/#comment-100953 Sjpsjp1971 Sun, 13 Feb 2011 00:23:00 +0000 http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/genres-movies/action-movies/10-best-assassination-movies/#comment-100953 Putting Romero after half of these doesn't make sense. Jesse James wasn't assinated, he was murdered by another criminal and I think the movie was almost unwatchable. Otherwise, good list. Putting Romero after half of these doesn’t make sense. Jesse James wasn’t assinated, he was murdered by another criminal and I think the movie was almost unwatchable. Otherwise, good list.

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By: Sjpsjp1971 http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/genres-movies/action/10-best-assassination-movies/#comment-100954 Sjpsjp1971 Sun, 13 Feb 2011 00:23:00 +0000 http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/genres-movies/action-movies/10-best-assassination-movies/#comment-100954 Putting Romero after half of these doesn't make sense. Jesse James wasn't assinated, he was murdered by another criminal and I think the movie was almost unwatchable. Otherwise, good list. Putting Romero after half of these doesn’t make sense. Jesse James wasn’t assinated, he was murdered by another criminal and I think the movie was almost unwatchable. Otherwise, good list.

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By: gl http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/genres-movies/action/10-best-assassination-movies/#comment-100951 gl Sun, 13 Feb 2011 00:22:00 +0000 http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/genres-movies/action-movies/10-best-assassination-movies/#comment-100951 I am surprised you did not include "Executive Action", a 1973 movie with Burt Lancaster and Will Geer about the Kennedy assasination, supposedly performed by the military- industrial complexe participants to increase the war in Vietnam.. I am surprised you did not include “Executive Action”, a 1973 movie with Burt Lancaster and Will Geer about the Kennedy assasination, supposedly performed by the military- industrial complexe participants to increase the war in Vietnam..

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By: gl http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/genres-movies/action/10-best-assassination-movies/#comment-100952 gl Sun, 13 Feb 2011 00:22:00 +0000 http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/genres-movies/action-movies/10-best-assassination-movies/#comment-100952 I am surprised you did not include "Executive Action", a 1973 movie with Burt Lancaster and Will Geer about the Kennedy assasination, supposedly performed by the military- industrial complexe participants to increase the war in Vietnam.. I am surprised you did not include “Executive Action”, a 1973 movie with Burt Lancaster and Will Geer about the Kennedy assasination, supposedly performed by the military- industrial complexe participants to increase the war in Vietnam..

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By: Anonymous http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/genres-movies/action/10-best-assassination-movies/#comment-100949 Anonymous Sat, 12 Feb 2011 23:54:00 +0000 http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/genres-movies/action-movies/10-best-assassination-movies/#comment-100949 "the nation's worst tragedy in history " What bollocks. The nations worst tragedy in history was the election of Lincoln: It lead to the death of 600,000 living, breathing human beings. “the nation’s worst tragedy in history ”

What bollocks.

The nations worst tragedy in history was the election of Lincoln: It lead to the death of 600,000 living, breathing human beings.

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By: Anonymous http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/genres-movies/action/10-best-assassination-movies/#comment-100950 Anonymous Sat, 12 Feb 2011 23:54:00 +0000 http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/genres-movies/action-movies/10-best-assassination-movies/#comment-100950 "the nation's worst tragedy in history " What bollocks. The nations worst tragedy in history was the election of Lincoln: It lead to the death of 600,000 living, breathing human beings. “the nation’s worst tragedy in history ”

What bollocks.

The nations worst tragedy in history was the election of Lincoln: It lead to the death of 600,000 living, breathing human beings.

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By: Symphony Sid http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/genres-movies/action/10-best-assassination-movies/#comment-100937 Symphony Sid Sat, 12 Feb 2011 18:15:00 +0000 http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/genres-movies/action-movies/10-best-assassination-movies/#comment-100937 Kind Hearts and Coronets should be included simply because Sir Alec Guinness is assassinated 8 different times! Kind Hearts and Coronets should be included simply because Sir Alec Guinness is assassinated 8 different times!

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By: Symphony Sid http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/genres-movies/action/10-best-assassination-movies/#comment-100938 Symphony Sid Sat, 12 Feb 2011 18:15:00 +0000 http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/genres-movies/action-movies/10-best-assassination-movies/#comment-100938 Kind Hearts and Coronets should be included simply because Sir Alec Guinness is assassinated 8 different times! Kind Hearts and Coronets should be included simply because Sir Alec Guinness is assassinated 8 different times!

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By: MikeD http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/genres-movies/action/10-best-assassination-movies/#comment-100933 MikeD Sat, 12 Feb 2011 17:07:00 +0000 http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/genres-movies/action-movies/10-best-assassination-movies/#comment-100933 Very disappointed that 'Confessions of a Dangerous Mind' is not on the list. If you haven't seen it, drop everything and get it. Sam Rockwell is a national treasure. Very disappointed that ‘Confessions of a Dangerous Mind’ is not on the list. If you haven’t seen it, drop everything and get it. Sam Rockwell is a national treasure.

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By: MikeD http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/genres-movies/action/10-best-assassination-movies/#comment-100934 MikeD Sat, 12 Feb 2011 17:07:00 +0000 http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/genres-movies/action-movies/10-best-assassination-movies/#comment-100934 Very disappointed that 'Confessions of a Dangerous Mind' is not on the list. If you haven't seen it, drop everything and get it. Sam Rockwell is a national treasure. Very disappointed that ‘Confessions of a Dangerous Mind’ is not on the list. If you haven’t seen it, drop everything and get it. Sam Rockwell is a national treasure.

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By: Marley Greiner http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/genres-movies/action/10-best-assassination-movies/#comment-100928 Marley Greiner Sat, 12 Feb 2011 16:31:00 +0000 http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/genres-movies/action-movies/10-best-assassination-movies/#comment-100928 I hoped that Suddenly has been included.. It was withdrawn after the JFK assassination and only fairly recently has it reappeared. I saw it as a kid and it had a real affect on me as a movie I'd like to see again and again. Sinatra is very good as the wood-be psycho assassin. The motive behind the assassination is never really revealed, though clearly mob related. Hmmm. I hoped that Suddenly has been included.. It was withdrawn after the JFK assassination and only fairly recently has it reappeared. I saw it as a kid and it had a real affect on me as a movie I’d like to see again and again. Sinatra is very good as the wood-be psycho assassin. The motive behind the assassination is never really revealed, though clearly mob related. Hmmm.

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By: I watch my movies in aircraft http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/genres-movies/action/10-best-assassination-movies/#comment-100927 I watch my movies in aircraft Sat, 12 Feb 2011 16:18:00 +0000 http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/genres-movies/action-movies/10-best-assassination-movies/#comment-100927 Missing from this list was the outstanding 2005 film "The Matador" with Peirce Brosnan and Greg Kinnear Missing from this list was the outstanding 2005 film “The Matador” with Peirce Brosnan and Greg Kinnear

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By: Smithpae http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/genres-movies/action/10-best-assassination-movies/#comment-100925 Smithpae Sat, 12 Feb 2011 13:25:00 +0000 http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/genres-movies/action-movies/10-best-assassination-movies/#comment-100925 No "American Affair?" It was much better than JFK No “American Affair?” It was much better than JFK

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By: Shootist66 http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/genres-movies/action/10-best-assassination-movies/#comment-100921 Shootist66 Sat, 12 Feb 2011 12:10:00 +0000 http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/genres-movies/action-movies/10-best-assassination-movies/#comment-100921 I believe 'V for Vendetta' highly qualifies for this list and may even be apropos to the currently devolving authoritarian political condition in our country. I believe ‘V for Vendetta’ highly qualifies for this list and may even be apropos to the currently devolving authoritarian political condition in our country.

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By: Shootist66 http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/genres-movies/action/10-best-assassination-movies/#comment-100918 Shootist66 Sat, 12 Feb 2011 11:59:00 +0000 http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/genres-movies/action-movies/10-best-assassination-movies/#comment-100918 I agree with your comment regarding the Manchurian Candidate as being one of the greatest suspense/assassination movies ever, but then you ignored the very same obvious and extreme gaffe the author made in his skeletal abstract of this film. Yes, Frank Sinatra had top billing in the movie, but it was Laurence Harvey who played the primary brainwashed POW who came home as a decorated hero for 'unknown reasons' (actually the 'reason,' as explained in the script, was a legend made up by his captors) with the ultimate mission of assassinating a political candidate for the presidency who would then be immediately replaced en scene by a 'useful idiot' fellow-travelling mole under the control of the character played by Angela Lansbury...the queen of hearts playing card being the motivating triggering device. That was the failed plan. I agree with your comment regarding the Manchurian Candidate as being one of the greatest suspense/assassination movies ever, but then you ignored the very same obvious and extreme gaffe the author made in his skeletal abstract of this film. Yes, Frank Sinatra had top billing in the movie, but it was Laurence Harvey who played the primary brainwashed POW who came home as a decorated hero for ‘unknown reasons’ (actually the ‘reason,’ as explained in the script, was a legend made up by his captors) with the ultimate mission of assassinating a political candidate for the presidency who would then be immediately replaced en scene by a ‘useful idiot’ fellow-travelling mole under the control of the character played by Angela Lansbury…the queen of hearts playing card being the motivating triggering device. That was the failed plan.

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By: Friscoblitz http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/genres-movies/action/10-best-assassination-movies/#comment-100916 Friscoblitz Sat, 12 Feb 2011 08:13:00 +0000 http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/genres-movies/action-movies/10-best-assassination-movies/#comment-100916 Absolutely Allen, "Z" should have been included here and close to the top. I navigated here to see if it would be and was rather stunned it was not. Absolutely Allen, “Z” should have been included here and close to the top. I navigated here to see if it would be and was rather stunned it was not.

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By: Tony http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/genres-movies/action/10-best-assassination-movies/#comment-100915 Tony Sat, 12 Feb 2011 07:42:00 +0000 http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/genres-movies/action-movies/10-best-assassination-movies/#comment-100915 These are some of the most shallow comments I have ever read. Critics are not known for profundity but I have to wonder if the writer ever saw these movies. Most people have seen The Manchurian Candidate one of the greatest movies ever. Doesn't it deserve moer then a few lines? Consider The Assasination of Jesse James by Robert Ford was virtually a Shakesperean play. It's a bit overlong (I watched it in 2 parts) and it is Ford's account; but Pitt's performance is masterful and the atmosphere is truely tragic. James finds himself in a world where he is a marked man. It is also a serious attempt to follow actual events. These are some of the most shallow comments I have ever read. Critics are not known for profundity but I have to wonder if the writer ever saw these movies. Most people have seen The Manchurian Candidate one of the greatest movies ever. Doesn’t it deserve moer then a few lines? Consider The Assasination of Jesse James by Robert Ford was virtually a Shakesperean play. It’s a bit overlong (I watched it in 2 parts) and it is Ford’s account; but Pitt’s performance is masterful and the atmosphere is truely tragic. James finds himself in a world where he is a marked man. It is also a serious attempt to follow actual events.

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By: Tony http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/genres-movies/action/10-best-assassination-movies/#comment-100912 Tony Sat, 12 Feb 2011 07:27:00 +0000 http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/genres-movies/action-movies/10-best-assassination-movies/#comment-100912 Why is this article apparently written anonymously? Who wrote it? Why is this article apparently written anonymously? Who wrote it?

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