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Infamous Reviews

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Annlee Ellingson
Boxoffice Magazine
September 14, 2006
The film stretches plausibility.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
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Roger Moore
Orlando Sentinel
October 13, 2006
Infamous covers just enough new ground to be interesting, but it will always suffer by comparison.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Eric D. Snider
EricDSnider.com
October 12, 2006
even without comparisons to Capote, Infamous is not particularly good.
Full Review | Original Score: C+
Mark R. Leeper
rec.arts.movies.reviews
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
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
Jim Emerson
RogerEbert.com
October 13, 2006
In the end, Infamous turns out to be the third-best movie built around the murders of the Clutter family of Holcomb, Kan., in 1959.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
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Peter Howell
Toronto Star
October 13, 2006
No matter how noble the competitor, coming in second in a contest always feels like a lesser effort.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
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Jonathan Rosenbaum
Chicago Reader
October 13, 2006
Ultimately, as a cautionary tale about fictionalized journalism, it's a clear case of the pot calling the kettle black.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
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Dave Calhoun
Time Out
October 30, 2006
All that was painted grey in Capote becomes black-and-white here.
Laura Clifford
Reeling Reviews
October 12, 2006
...does have some things going for it, beginning with Sandra Bullock's terrific portrayal of "Mockingbird" author Harper Lee...
Full Review | Original Score: C+
Erik Childress
eFilmCritic.com
October 12, 2006
Should have come first for it would have been a perfect example for screenwriting students to see the difference between a first draft and a finished product.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
Kent Turner
Film-Forward.com
October 13, 2006
Not since Valmont followed on the heels of Dangerous Liaisons has there been such a fascinating compare/contrast double feature.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
David N. Butterworth
rec.arts.movies.reviews
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
Pablo Villaça
Cinema em Cena
June 1, 2007
Revela-se não somente desonesto, como decepcionantemente repulsivo.
| Original Score: 2/5
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Peter Travers
Rolling Stone
October 5, 2006
Jones looks more like the small, impish Capote than Hoffman does -- he has the nasal whine down pat -- but his performance fails to cut as deep into the complexities of the man. Neither does the movie.
| Original Score: 2.5/4
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Eleanor Ringel Gillespie
Atlanta Journal-Constitution
October 12, 2006
Once he gets to the Midwest, the movie's arch tone becomes tiresome and, more importantly, out of place.
Full Review | Original Score: C+
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Stephen Whitty
Newark Star-Ledger
October 13, 2006
Even judged on its own, though, McGrath's movie feels slightly misjudged.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
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Robert Wilonsky
Village Voice
October 10, 2006
It can't withstand the comparisons [to Capote]. It's good, especially during its first half, just not good enough.
John A. Nesbit
Old School Reviews
October 12, 2006
comes across as a soulless extended sketch
Full Review | Original Score: C-
October 13, 2006
It's a movie that deserves to be considered not just in comparison to the excellent "Capote," but on its own merits, which are substantial.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
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