Infamous Reviews

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Kristin M. Jones
Film Comment Magazine
November 19, 2013
The other-and possibly greater-Capote pic about the geneiss of In Cold Blood
Fernando F. Croce
CinePassion
August 28, 2009
Better than Capote
Amy Nicholson
I.E. Weekly
July 2, 2009
This worthy second biopic of Truman Capote starts not with a bloodbath, but a cocktail.
Full Review | Original Score: A-
Cole Smithey
ColeSmithey.com
April 24, 2009
Toby Jones' uncanny portrayal of the short, effeminate writer with the funny voice, gives the film its credibility and compassion.
Full Review | Original Score: B+
Peter Keough
Boston Phoenix
April 23, 2009
Only Sandra Bullock shines as Harper Lee.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Michael Dequina
TheMovieReport.com
February 12, 2009
Poor Toby Jones. In any other year, his work as Truman Capote would be in immediate awards contention.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Urban Cinefile Critics
Urban Cinefile
October 18, 2008
With dyed hair and tattoos, Craig nails the incredible complexity of a man who juggles gentleness with violence. The relationship between Capote and Perry is overtly moving and there was a big lump in my throat as the final chapters played out.
Jonathan Kiefer
Sacramento News & Review
August 7, 2008
Why not accept Sandra Bullock as Harper Lee? As it turns out, she's quietly terrific. Most of the supporting actors are.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Brandon Fibbs
BrandonFibbs.com
February 28, 2008
Infamous doesn't feel like a remake. While it covers the same ground, the pitch is completely different. Where Capote was cool, distant and even antiseptic, Infamous is warmer and more emotionally fulfilling.
Full Review | Original Score: 6/10
Enrique Buchichio
Uruguay Total
December 29, 2007
Una aproximación más bien superficial y declamatoria a Truman Capote y su investigación previa a A Sangre Fría. En comparación, la versión de 2005 sale mucho mejor parada.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Sandra Hall
Sydney Morning Herald
June 2, 2007
To recreate the gossipy Manhattan arena that Capote navigated with such ease and documented with such malice, you need dialogue that rings like scatter-shot and the film's script, written by its director Douglas McGrath, doesn't have it.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
Pablo Villaca
Cinema em Cena
June 1, 2007
Revela-se não somente desonesto, como decepcionantemente repulsivo.
| Original Score: 2/5
Prairie Miller
WBAI Web Radio
April 21, 2007
"About cold blooded media seduction, and an ironic reflection of how class differences in this country seal the opposing fates of individuals."
Mark Palermo
Coast (Halifax, Nova Scotia)
March 15, 2007
The triad of performances by Toby Jones, Sandra Bullock and Daniel Craig keep it on its feet, but after a certain point it's stumbling aimlessly.
Rory L. Aronsky
Film Threat
March 2, 2007
For this film, it's the little pleasures---such as scenes of Capote writing and pages from legal pads stacked in rows---rather than the overall feeling and being engaged by it the entire time, which is a bit hard to do.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
Doris Toumarkine
Film Journal International
March 1, 2007
Often confronts a far-from-light subject, but its glamorous characters and occasional levity are fun.
Mark Dujsik
Mark Reviews Movies
February 21, 2007
Suffers from the recent and lingering memory of the superior Capote.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
John J. Puccio
Movie Metropolis
February 7, 2007
...more direct, perhaps more revealing, and certainly more graphic than the earlier Capote film.
Full Review | Original Score: 7/10
James Christopher
Times [UK]
February 5, 2007
Toby Jones defies the odds with an extraordinary impersonation of the author in Douglas McGrath's Infamous.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Philip French
Observer [UK]
January 27, 2007
Toby Jones's impersonation of Truman Capote is as uncannily accurate as Philip Seymour Hoffman's and even more camp.
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