5. The Lack Of Conspiracy Theories
There have been so many films down the years about the Kennedy assassination, with the most notable example being Oliver Stone's 1991 entry 'JFK'. Most of them, like JFK, deal with the several-hundred conspiracy theories surrounding the assassination, and attempt to debunk the theory that Lee Harvey Oswald acted alone in the slaying. What separates 'Parkland' from its contemporaries is its admirable refusal to go into any kind of detail about the conspiracies - Exclusive Media Group's historical drama tells you what it knows, not what it thinks it knows. It's also historically accurate. It shows the recently-widowed Jackie Kennedy handing a nurse part of her husband's brain and skull, which is true, as is her refusal to allow frantic doctors remove Kennedy's body from the blood-splattered Lincoln limousine. 'Parkland' gets a lot right, and doesn't have to pander to the lunatic theories out there in order to sell tickets.