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* OvershadowedByControversy: The movie was well-loved when it came out and is still considered great but [[CriticalResearchFailure sheer disregard for history to prop up a conspiracy]] has made it a target for a lot of historian's hate. Additionally promoting [[UsefulNotes/ConspiracyTheories Conspiracy theoy]] is seen as a lot [[ValuesDissonance more dangerous and unethical today than when the film was made,]] making the film very uncomfortable to watch for some.

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* OvershadowedByControversy: The movie was well-loved when it came out and is still considered great but [[CriticalResearchFailure sheer disregard for history to prop up a conspiracy]] has made it a target for a lot of historian's hate. Additionally promoting [[UsefulNotes/ConspiracyTheories Conspiracy theoy]] UsefulNotes/ConspiracyTheories is seen as a lot [[ValuesDissonance more dangerous and unethical today than when the film was made,]] making the film very uncomfortable to watch for some.


* OvershadowedByControversy: The movie was well-loved when it came out and is still considered great but [[CriticalResearchFailure sheer disregard for history to prop up a conspiracy]] has made it a target for a lot of historian's hate. Additionally promoting [[UsefulNotes/ConspiracyTheories Conspiracy theoy]] is seen as a lot [[ValuesDissonance more dangerous and unethical today than when the film was made,]] making the film very uncomfortable to watch so some.


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* OvershadowedByControversy: The movie was well-loved when it came out and is still considered great but [[CriticalResearchFailure sheer disregard for history to prop up a conspiracy]] has made it a target for a lot of historian's hate. Additionally promoting [[UsefulNotes/ConspiracyTheories Conspiracy theoy]] is seen as a lot [[ValuesDissonance more dangerous and unethical today than when the film was made,]] making the film very uncomfortable to watch for some.

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* OvershadowedByControversy: The movie was well-loved when it came out and is still considered great but [[CriticalResearchFailure sheer disregard for history to prop up a conspiracy]] has made it a target for a lot of historian's hate. Additionally promoting [[UsefulNotes/ConspiracyTheories Conspiracy theoy]] is seen as a lot [[ValuesDissonance more dangerous and unethical today than when the film was made,]] making the film very uncomfortable to watch so some.

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* NarmCharm: Dean Andrews' constant stream of TotallyRadical slang is made far more palatable by John Candy's comedy skills, plus by all accounts the real Andrews really was like that.


* ProtagonistTitleFallacy: Many people allegedly went to the movie expecting to see Kevin Costner playing UsefulNotes/JohnFKennedy.

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* ProtagonistTitleFallacy: Many people allegedly went to the movie expecting to see Kevin Costner Creator/KevinCostner playing UsefulNotes/JohnFKennedy.


* AwardSnub: Some may see Creator/TommyLeeJones losing out the Oscar to Jack Palance as this, or at least when one sees how it might have led to his win for ''Film/TheFugitive'' over Creator/RalphFiennes in 1993.

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* AwardSnub: Some may see Creator/TommyLeeJones losing out the Oscar to Jack Palance Creator/JackPalance in ''Film/CitySlickers'' as this, or at least when one sees how it might have led to his win for ''Film/TheFugitive'' over Creator/RalphFiennes in 1993.


* HeReallyCanAct: Critics praised John Candy's performance as Dean Andrews Jr. and considered it to be is neck-and-neck with [[Film/PlanesTrainsAndAutomobiles Del Griffith]] as his best performance, especially because it was a rare example of Candy PlayingAgainstType.

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* HeReallyCanAct: SugarWiki/HeReallyCanAct: Critics praised John Candy's performance as Dean Andrews Jr. and considered it to be is neck-and-neck with [[Film/PlanesTrainsAndAutomobiles Del Griffith]] as his best performance, especially because it was a rare example of Candy PlayingAgainstType.


* HeReallyCanAct: Critic praised John Candy's performance as Dean Andrews Jr. and considered to be is neck-and-neck with [[Film/PlanesTrainsAndAutomobiles Del Griffith]] as his best performance, especially because it was a rare example of Candy PlayingAgainstType.

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* HeReallyCanAct: Critic Critics praised John Candy's performance as Dean Andrews Jr. and considered it to be is neck-and-neck with [[Film/PlanesTrainsAndAutomobiles Del Griffith]] as his best performance, especially because it was a rare example of Candy PlayingAgainstType.


* HeReallyCanAct: John Candy's performance as Dean Andrews Jr. is neck-and-neck with [[Film/PlanesTrainsAndAutomobiles Del Griffith]] as his best performance.

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* HeReallyCanAct: Critic praised John Candy's performance as Dean Andrews Jr. and considered to be is neck-and-neck with [[Film/PlanesTrainsAndAutomobiles Del Griffith]] as his best performance.performance, especially because it was a rare example of Candy PlayingAgainstType.

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* CriticalResearchFailure: Several historians have taken Stone to task on the movie for massively changing real life events. For example, Garrison never delivered an in-court summation of the trial and they cite numerous mistakes Stone made in the film.
** In his book ''Reclaiming History'', Vincent Bugliosi devotes ''900 pages'' to every single omission, mistake and outright falsehood Stone made to fit his conspiracy theory.


* HeReallyCanAct: John Candy's performance as Dean Andrews Jr. is neck-and-neck with [[Film/PlanesTrainsAndAutombiles Del Griffith]] as his best performance.

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* HeReallyCanAct: John Candy's performance as Dean Andrews Jr. is neck-and-neck with [[Film/PlanesTrainsAndAutombiles [[Film/PlanesTrainsAndAutomobiles Del Griffith]] as his best performance.


* MemeticMutation: "Back and to the left," so much so that one episode of ''WesternAnimation/TheCritic'' has Jay reviewing the director's cut, which is apparently eight additional hours of "Back and to the left."

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* HeReallyCanAct: John Candy's performance as Dean Andrews Jr. is neck-and-neck with [[Film/PlanesTrainsAndAutombiles Del Griffith]] as his best performance.
* MemeticMutation: "Back and to the left," so much so that one episode of ''WesternAnimation/TheCritic'' has Jay reviewing the director's cut, which is apparently eight ''eight additional hours hours'' of "Back and to the left."that one line.


* NightmareFuel: The ParanoiaFuel-based terror in the film is when Garrison is reading the Warren Report and listening to Jim Bower's testimony, especially with the ScareChord shot of Bower's dead body.


* AwardSnub: Some may see Tommy Lee Jones losing out the Oscar to Jack Palance as this, or at least when one sees how it might have led to his win for ''Film/TheFugitive'' over Ralph Fiennes in 1993.

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* AwardSnub: Some may see Tommy Lee Jones Creator/TommyLeeJones losing out the Oscar to Jack Palance as this, or at least when one sees how it might have led to his win for ''Film/TheFugitive'' over Ralph Fiennes Creator/RalphFiennes in 1993.



** Donald Sutherland as "X"
** Joe Pesci as David Ferrie.
** Tommy Lee Jones, managing to stand out enough to get an Oscar nomination.
** John Candy, whose role is a perfect example of PlayingAgainstType. Despite the fact that he was so intimidated to be acting alongside the likes of Tommy Lee Jones and Donald Sutherland that his character's sweating was NOT acting, fans consider it one of his best performances.

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** Donald Sutherland Creator/DonaldSutherland as "X"
** Joe Pesci Creator/JoePesci as David Ferrie.
** Tommy Lee Jones, Creator/TommyLeeJones, managing to stand out enough to get an Oscar nomination.
** John Candy, Creator/JohnCandy, whose role is a perfect example of PlayingAgainstType. Despite the fact that he was so intimidated to be acting alongside the likes of Tommy Lee Jones and Donald Sutherland that his character's sweating was NOT acting, fans consider it one of his best performances.



* OneSceneWonder: Donald Sutherland as X. Also, John Candy as Dean Andrews manages to be creepy even without doing anything remotely evil on screen.

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* OneSceneWonder: Donald Sutherland Creator/DonaldSutherland as X. Also, John Candy Creator/JohnCandy as Dean Andrews manages to be creepy even without doing anything remotely evil on screen.


* MemeticMutation: "Back and to the left."

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* MemeticMutation: "Back and to the left," so much so that one episode of ''WesternAnimation/TheCritic'' has Jay reviewing the director's cut, which is apparently eight additional hours of "Back and to the left."

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