JFK: What The Doctors Saw

Watch it on Paramount+ at https://www.paramountplus.com/movies/trailer/video/wwHzVZFeeZ6yx1bp2ejyzrYVeE_mHywF/.

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  • My Score: 95/100
  • IMDB Score: 7.5
  • Rotten Tomatoes User Score: 90
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Review of JFK: What The Doctors Saw

I’m not a big conspiracy theory guy.

But watch this doc (which includes the Zapruder footage) and try telling me there was just one shooter in JFK’s assassination – impossible!

JFK: What The Doctors Saw – it’s like the 1960s, with more twists than a pretzel factory.

Jacqueline Kennedy, imagine this: in shock, she hands over parts of JFK’s brain to the doctors. It’s gut-wrenching and explains her leap to the car’s back.

The real-life ER heroes, the docs, they spill it. They’re talking wounds, trajectories that just don’t line up with the lone gunman theory.

Dr. William Kemp Clark says in the documentary that the entry wound on JFK’s back “was not consistent with a shot from the sixth floor of the Texas School Book Depository.”

Dr. Charles Crenshaw stated in a 2023 interview with CBS News that he believed “there was more than one shot, and it’s very difficult to believe that all those shots came from one spot.”

It’s history, but with a twist.

Then, there’s the Zapruder film. It’s the silent, slow-mo screamer, hinting at more than one shooter. Like watching a mystery unfold frame by frame.

Texas Governor John Connally throws in his two cents.

He says it’s “inconceivable that the first shot that went through his neck entered my back. I don’t believe that. I won’t ever believe that.”

Senator Richard Russell to LBJ, “the commission believes that the same bullet that hit Kennedy hit Connally.”

Well, LBJ’s response? “I don’t either.”

Here’s a tally of who believes (or seriously questions) that there was more than one shooter:

  • Texas Governor John Connally (the other guy shot that day!)
  • Vice President Lyndon B Johnson
  • Senator Richard Russell
  • Multiple eye witnesses
  • Multiple ER doctors who first saw JFK after he was shot

The documentary isn’t just a deep dive; it’s a plunge into one of history’s most debated days. This is one history lesson you won’t want to skip.

If you want to go deeper into the Zapruder film, and the conspiracy theories around that, check out https://johncostella.com/jfk/ (he breaks the film down by frame).

Thanks for reading!

-Rob Kelly, Chief Maniac, Daily Doc