'Richard Jewell' smears a late journalist for no reason, critic says

(Center Left-Center Right) Paul Walter Hauser as Richard Jewell, Alan Heckner as Bill Miller and Alex Collins as Max Green in Warner Bros. Pictures’ “Richard Jewell.” Credit: Claire Folger.

Our critics review “Uncut Gems,” starring Adam Sandler as a jewelry store owner and a compulsive gambler; “A Hidden Life,” a historical film by Terrence Malick about an Austrian farmer who refused to fight for the Nazis in World War Two; “Richard Jewell,” based on the true story of the security guard who discovered a bomb at the 1996 Olympic Games; and “Jumanji: The Next Level,” starring Dwayne “The Rock” Johnsson.



  • Tim Grierson - Senior U.S. Critic for Screen International, a contributing editor at MEL, and the author of “This Is How You Make a Movie" - @TimGrierson
  • Christy Lemire - writer for RogerEbert.com and co-host of the podcast Breakfast All Day - @christylemire