Hollywood Reporter

Cory Taylor’s documentary chronicles John F. Kennedy’s back-channel peace efforts during the Cold War.

Despite its hyperbolic title and theatrical release timed to coincide with the 50th anniversary of its subject’s assassination, JFK: A President Betrayed doesn’t traffic in Oliver Stone-style conspiracy theories. Rather, Cory Taylor’s documentary is a sober-minded, well-researched account of Kennedy’s efforts to defy the urgent warmongering advice of his military leaders and instead pursue back-channel communications with Soviet leader Nikita Khrushchev and Fidel Castro to secure peace.