Infamous Reviews

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Peter Bradshaw
January 20, 2007
British actor Toby Jones plays Capote and certainly looks the part -- more so than Hoffman. It's a very good performance and Jones deserves his time in the spotlight.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Neil Smith
Total Film
January 15, 2007
On its own terms, this is an elegant, stimulating homage to a singular talent. Compared to Capote, though, it can't help but feel wanting.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Richard Luck
January 15, 2007
A strange one this - Capote is a superior picture but Toby Jones is the superior Capote.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Mark Adams
Sunday Mirror [UK]
January 15, 2007
Nicely tense and intriguing, packed with fine performances.
Ted Murphy
Murphy's Movie Reviews
January 11, 2007
[Toby Jones] perfectly captured the voice, the mannerisms and the presence of the author in a richer and deeper manner than I felt Hoffman had in CAPOTE.
Full Review | Original Score: B+
Will Lawrence
Empire Magazine
January 4, 2007
While less beguiling than Capote, Infamous remains a soulful and searching portrayal of the writer, carried with immense charm and vivacity by its leading man.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
December 30, 2006
Tugs at the heartstrings, chills to the bone.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Michael A. Smith
Nolan's Pop Culture Review
December 13, 2006
Last year, in my review of "Capote," I boldly declared that Philip Seymour Hoffman would win the Oscar. He did. I'm not going to make that same claim for Jones...Instead I'll keep my fingers crossed that come nomination day Jones' name is called.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
Alan Dale
December 3, 2006
[Covering] the same period of the author's life as Bennett Miller's Capote..., Infamous is not only the more entertaining movie, it's the more sophisticated, and the more emotional, as well.
November 10, 2006
This movie is full of subtle little gems that seem so small and mean so much and they all add up to one powerful film that shouldn't be missed.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Pete Hammond
November 6, 2006
It its another 'Truman' show you want, Infamous certainly will fill you up.
| Original Score: 3/5
Top Critic
Stanley Kauffmann
The New Republic
November 3, 2006
Why did they go ahead anyway? Did they believe that an immense Capote audience was hungering for two films about him?
Ken Hanke
Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)
November 1, 2006
About a hundred times better than its famous predecessor.
Full Review | Original Score: 4.5/5
Philip Martin
Arkansas Democrat-Gazette
November 1, 2006
...a good enough movie rendered utterly superfluous by last year's Capote.
Full Review | Original Score: 83/100
Marjorie Baumgarten
Austin Chronicle
October 30, 2006
Infamous successfully captures a sense of the loneliness of a writer's life.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
Top Critic
Dave Calhoun
Time Out
October 30, 2006
All that was painted grey in Capote becomes black-and-white here.
Matthew Turner
October 28, 2006
Impressively made, brilliantly acted and superbly written, this covers the same ground as Capote but comes at the story from a slightly different angle.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
David N. Butterworth
October 28, 2006
Infamous' powerhouse casting doesn't add much, since most of the big names -- Sigourney Weaver, Gwyneth Paltrow, Isabella Rossellini, Hope Davis, Juliet Stevenson, and director Peter Bogdanovich -- serve as little more than window dressing.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
Mark R. Leeper
October 26, 2006
The film is as strangely unfocused as its title is. Several of the artistic decisions weaken the film. A good performance by Daniel Craig is perhaps the film's major asset.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/10
Kit Bowen
October 20, 2006
Infamous is a thoughtful, emotional and oftentimes hysterical re-telling of Truman Capote's life-altering experience in Kansas. It might actually be better than that other Capote movie.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
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