Milk

Milk

94%

Opening

33% As Above/So Below Aug 29
32% The November Man Aug 27
98% Starred Up Aug 27
74% The Congress Aug 29
61% Life Of Crime Aug 29

Top Box Office

92% Guardians of the Galaxy $17.2M
20% Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles $16.7M
38% If I Stay $15.7M
19% Let's Be Cops $10.8M
18% When The Game Stands Tall $8.4M
34% The Expendables 3 $6.5M
32% The Giver $6.4M
46% Sin City: A Dame to Kill For $6.3M
65% The Hundred-Foot Journey $5.3M
20% Into The Storm $3.8M

Coming Soon

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—— The Identical Sep 05
—— The Longest Week Sep 05
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74% God Help the Girl Sep 05

Premieres Tonight

86% The Cosmopolitans: Season One

New Episodes Tonight

100% Defiance: Season 2
100% Garfunkel and Oates: Season 1
89% The Honorable Woman: Season 1
56% Married: Season 1
39% Rush: Season 1
82% Satisfaction: Season 1
82% Welcome to Sweden: Season 1
77% You're the Worst: Season 1

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—— Hot in Cleveland: Season 5
58% Legends: Season 1
—— Motive: Season 2
69% Mystery Girls: Season 1
38% Taxi Brooklyn: Season 1
43% Young & Hungry: Season 1

Milk Reviews

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Will Leitch
Deadspin

The movie's getting a lot of praise for being an "unconventional" biopic. I don't think this is true, but it's happening, I suspect, because it's NOT a biopic: It's a cause movie.

Full Review Source: Deadspin | Original Score: B

June 22, 2013
Neil Pond
American Profile

A poignant lesson about the ripples of impact one impassioned individual can have, regardless of sexual orientation, and regardless of the cause.

Full Review Source: American Profile | Original Score: 4/5

September 28, 2011
Kelly Vance
East Bay Express

A bracingly passionate look back at the man who helped define a specific era.

Full Review Source: East Bay Express

August 16, 2011
Cole Haddon
Film.com
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At the moment, it's my favorite movie of the year.

Full Review Source: Film.com | Original Score: A

May 6, 2011
Dave White
Movies.com

This movie chooses not to dwell on tragedy. Instead it mines the inspiration Milk gave to hundreds, then thousands, then, posthumously, millions.

Full Review Source: Movies.com | Original Score: 4.5/5

April 4, 2011
Mike Edwards
What Culture

A little more sour to go with the sweet would have made Milk one of the greats.

Full Review Source: What Culture | Original Score: 3.5/5

March 24, 2011
Nick Rogers
Suite101.com

Rather than force fictional acceptance at which the world unfortunately hasn't arrived, Gus van Sant effectively, astutely chronicles the slow, painful birth of minority representation and the tragic price Harvey Milk paid for political visibility.

Full Review Source: Suite101.com | Original Score: 3.5/4

September 19, 2010
Matt Soergel
Florida Times-Union

A lively biopic of slain gay politician Harvey Milk, one that mostly avoids the "this happened, then that happened" routineness of many of its ilk.

Full Review Source: Florida Times-Union | Original Score: 3.5/4

December 24, 2009
Sonny Bunch
Washington Times

Milk tackles serious issues about equal treatment under the law and the power of a minority community to determine its standing in the larger world through political activism.

Full Review Source: Washington Times | Original Score: 3/4

August 30, 2009
Fernando F. Croce
CinePassion

Ultimatelt resembles less the man than the titular white liquid -- warm, nourishing, somewhat sleep-inducing

Full Review Source: CinePassion

August 26, 2009
Moira Sullivan
Movie Magazine International

The film is not only the story of Harvey Milk but the galvanization of the gay community in San Francisco and while Milk would have been quick to point out that there are very few lesbians in this film - something that Van Sant seems to miss - he would ha

Full Review Source: Movie Magazine International | Original Score: A-

August 1, 2009
Anders Wotzke
Moviedex

With a commercially agreeable directorial style, Gus Van Sant continues his foray into provocative cinema with what is quite possibly his best film yet.

Full Review Source: Moviedex | Original Score: 4.5/5

August 1, 2009
Clay Cane
BET.com

A solid film with clear intentions -- to thoughtfully entertain. If you walk out of Milk and not be moved then you are missing a little soul.

Full Review Source: BET.com | Original Score: A-

June 10, 2009
J. R. Jones
Chicago Reader
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Sean Penn gives a meticulously detailed performance as the cagey and charismatic pol, but credit should also go to Dustin Lance Black, whose script squarely locates Milk at the center of his community, his city, and his cause.

Full Review Source: Chicago Reader

May 9, 2009
Wesley Lovell
Cinema Sight

An involving portrait of the courage of one man standing up against hatred and bigotry.

Full Review Source: Cinema Sight | Original Score: 3.5/4

March 1, 2009
Fr. Chris Carpenter
Orange County and Long Beach Blade

The best film of 2008; engrossing no matter what one's sexual orientation.

Full Review Source: Orange County and Long Beach Blade | Original Score: A

February 27, 2009
Tony Macklin
tonymacklin.net

Penn's comments at the 2008 Oscars might have been needed if it weren't for a previous statement by Dustin Lance Black who sensitively and appealingly, made an acceptance speech in which he spoke very personally about the pain of being gay as a youth.

Full Review Source: tonymacklin.net | Original Score: 3.0/5

February 25, 2009
Pablo Villaca
Cinema em Cena

O mais impressionante é observar como Penn se livra de todos os resquícios de sua própria personalidade e de seus personagens anteriores ao emprestar seu corpo a uma nova criação que em nada lembra suas demais performances.

Full Review Source: Cinema em Cena | Original Score: 4/5

February 23, 2009
Marty Mapes
Movie Habit

Much like the documentary that went before; Penn's performance makes the remake worthwhile

Full Review Source: Movie Habit | Original Score: 3/4

February 22, 2009
Enrique Buchichio
Uruguay Total

Algo atípico: buen cine testimonial y militante con la forma de una producción mainstream de Hollywood. Gran trabajo protagónico de Sean Penn.

Full Review Source: Uruguay Total | Original Score: 4/5

February 8, 2009
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