Capote

Capote

90%
  • R, 1 hr. 55 min.
  • Drama
  • Directed By:    Bennett Miller
  • In Theaters:    Sep 30, 2005 Wide
  • On DVD:    Mar 14, 2006
  • Sony Pictures Classics
  • Capote
    2 minutes 5 seconds
    Added: May 9, 2008

Capote Reviews

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James M ½ October 19, 2014
Lost interest as found the accent Hoffman was putting on distracting. May have been exactly how Capote spoke but it grated
Nilesh J ½ October 19, 2014
A good biography even if somewhat too detailed and slow. Reading about the episodes after watching the movie provides more context to some of the scenes that do not appear as big while watching the movie. Of course, brilliantly acted. The movie should be watched more for the acting than the story.
Guilherme N ½ September 4, 2014
Extraordinary and exquisite portrait of a complex personality. Perfect cast, great direction, hypnotizing rhythm.
Dimitri C ½ October 15, 2014
Perfecly acted, well written and sometimes very touching, "Capote" is a rude and interesting story about the writer.
Tomer H August 24, 2014
With Bennett Miller making the way for Philip Seymor Hoffman's career-best performance, Capote is a fascinating portrait of America's most famous author.
Dan M ½ September 11, 2014
All else being tres excellent, Phil "The Chameleon" Hoffman's astonishing performance gave me chills.
Dann M
Super Reviewer
September 3, 2014
Capote is a provocative and compelling character drama based on true events. The film follows celebrated writer Truman Capote as he becomes fascinated by the murder of a Kansas family and forms a personal relationship with one of the killers during his extensive research for his true crime novel In Cold Blood. Philip Seymour Hoffman, Catherine Keener, Chris Cooper, and Clifton Collins Jr. lead the cast and give excellent performances. The directing is also extraordinarily well-done and is emotionally evocative. In fact, everything about the look and feel of the film is exceptional; the score, the cinematography, and particularly the costumes & sets. An impressive piece of filmmaking, Capote delivers a captivating look behind one the most influential books of late 20th century.
David O September 2, 2014
Nothing less than a fascinating looking into the mind of an author, Capote is led by captivating and real performances, with credit of course to Hoffman who encapsulates everything about the man . Technically Capote boasts fantastic editing, that cuts to the chase and picks the very best and most important moments of the story.
Nate S February 15, 2006
Philip Seymour Hoffman is brilliant.
Brandon W August 30, 2014
Capote is a masterpiece of a film, and one of the reasons, is the late Philip Seymour Hoffman. He was perfect as Truman Capote and he deserved that oscar award. Not only that, but I was invested in this film. It is a slow paced film, but even slow paced films can be very interesting. There was enough details to know who Capote is and it doesn't spoon-feed you. The film is very tight in details from Capote's experience from writing "In Cold Blood." Capote is going to be one of those unforgettable movies that even though I love the film, it's Philip Seymour Hoffman that did his all here and it's one of his best performances.
Kashan P August 21, 2014
Right from his first scene it's obvious who all the acting awards should go to, no offence to his fellow nominees of course. Even though Capote isn't exciting it's certainly interesting.
Kyle R ½ February 9, 2014
Capote is a well acted riveting biopic.
Matt H. Matt H. July 6, 2014
Capote is a spectacle of a movie. Without Mr. Hoffman's Oscar-winning performance, the film is an average period piece with nice atmosphere and a strong supporting cast that i would've given a 7.5/10 for, but nothing to marvel at. However, with Phil in the central role, the film turns into a masterpiece. His mannerisms, his swagger, and especially his voice have all been mastered by Hoffman beyond belief. He didn't just play Truman Capote, he WAS Truman Capote. Many films have tried to reach the heights this one did (ahem ahem Infamous one year later ahem ahem), however they can never overtake this wonderful, deep, dark piece of filmmaking that should've beaten out Crash at the Oscars for Best Picture.
Darren T August 4, 2014
As an unlikeable egotistical Capote quotes in the film "frankly, I don't see what the fuss is about" .....
Joshua D July 29, 2014
"Hello - Truman Capote."

Philip Seymour Hoffman delivers an erratic performance playing Truman which in turn brings this slow-burning biopic to life. The script is superb and the material priceless. "Capote" is a great film.
Chris B July 25, 2014
Can't believe it took me so long to get around to this Masterpiece, RIP Philip Seymour Hoffman.
Ben L ½ July 20, 2014
Capote is a very well made film by Bennett Miller that examines this period of Truman Capote's life with an eye for detail. But the most popular aspect of the film is Philip Seymour Hoffman's brilliant portrayal of Capote. He gives what is maybe one of the greatest character performances ever on film as he changes his voice, mannerisms, and basically everything else to bring this character to the screen. It's probably his best performance, and I loved this film.
Luke M March 4, 2014
Whilst the performances by Collins and especially Hoffman are excellent, and the direction is strong and bleak, Bennet Miller is clearly so enamoured with his own film that he fails to realise that the audience may not be getting the emotional impact he is experiencing.
Alice S June 26, 2014
PSH amazing chameleon actor as always. the film did get a bit dull at points and the plot or ending weren't particularly gripping but a good film nonetheless
Isaac Isaac
Super Reviewer
½ July 10, 2014
Dark and emotionally taxing despite the upbeat demeanor of its central character, Capote is not an easy watch, and it does stall occasionally; those willing to stick through to the end will find it to be a profound character study that shows and never tells.
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