Sam Rockwell (left) and Paul Walter Hauser in a still from Richard Jewell (Hong Kong film category IIB), directed by Clint Eastwood. Photo: Handout

Richard Jewell film review: Clint Eastwood’s right-wing agenda blights engaging portrait of a falsely accused man

  • Director knows how to tell a story on screen, and this biopic of a security guard at the 1996 Olympics elicits sympathy for its wronged subject
  • It does so at the cost of demeaning other characters, as Eastwood turns a human story into a diatribe against the FBI and a free press
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Sam Rockwell (left) and Paul Walter Hauser in a still from Richard Jewell (Hong Kong film category IIB), directed by Clint Eastwood. Photo: Handout
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