Milk Reviews

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Pablo Villaca
Cinema em Cena
February 23, 2009
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 | Original Score: 4/5
Marty Mapes
Movie Habit
February 22, 2009
Much like the documentary that went before; Penn's performance makes the remake worthwhile
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Enrique Buchichio
Uruguay Total
February 8, 2009
Algo atípico: buen cine testimonial y militante con la forma de una producción mainstream de Hollywood. Gran trabajo protagónico de Sean Penn.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Linda Cook
Quad City Times (Davenport, IA)
February 8, 2009
'Milk' is a docu-drama that's one of the best movies of 2008.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
Jake Wilson
The Age (Australia)
February 5, 2009
The film itself can be taken as an act of testimony, mingling archival footage with re-enactments and immediacy with nostalgia.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Lori Hoffman
Atlantic City Weekly
February 5, 2009
Penn is magnificent in the title role with excellent support from James Franco and James Brolin.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Tony Macklin
Fayetteville Free Weekly
February 1, 2009
Sean Penn and gay director Gus Van Sant (Good Will Hunting) have created a warm-hearted testament to Harvey Milk, the first openly gay individual who was elected to major political office, and was then murdered/martyred.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.0/5
Gary Wolcott
Tri-City Herald
February 1, 2009
What if Van Sant's movie hit theaters in California a couple of months before Californians said yes to the no-to-gay-marriage Proposition 8 on November 4?
Full Review | Original Score: 4.5/5
Evan Williams
The Australian
January 30, 2009
The film is dedicated to Milk's memory, but it's Penn that most of us will remember.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Julie Rigg
MovieTime, ABC Radio National
January 30, 2009
Van Sant has a powerful story to tell, and he tells it with craft, as it was written.
Dave Calhoun
Sydney Morning Herald
January 29, 2009
Penn is a revelation as Milk. He's always been a no-holds-barred actor, but this is another departure: his energy drives the story.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/6
Colin Fraser
FILMINK (Australia)
January 29, 2009
Quite simply, Milk is an unmissable film about a man who energised a movement.
Vicky Roach
Daily Telegraph (Australia)
January 29, 2009
Milk is the full-cream deal; an artery-testing tale of love, politics, human rights and heartbreak.
Full Review | Original Score: 4.5/5
Robert Roten
Laramie Movie Scope
January 28, 2009
A spirited portrait of Harvey Milk, the first openly homosexual person to serve in a major office in the United States.
Full Review | Original Score: B+
Philip French
Observer [UK]
January 28, 2009
Milk is warm, emotional, politically committed.
Cosmo Landesman
Sunday Times (UK)
January 28, 2009
Milk is a powerful film that leaves a lump in your throat. It has a magnificent performance from Sean Penn.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Louise Keller
Urban Cinefile
January 23, 2009
Sean Penn's stunning performance as Harvey Milk, the first openly gay man voted into US public office is the first reason to see this potent and involving film
Colin Kennedy
Empire Magazine
January 23, 2009
Milk thoroughly deserves all of the press ink that will doubtless be spilt over it. Wear your 'Vote Penn' Oscar pin with pride.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Top Critic
Dave Calhoun
Time Out
January 23, 2009
The story is sad, but the mood is jubilant and the energy relentless.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/6
January 23, 2009
As a portrait of Harvey Milk, Van Sant's film is a sincere work, bolstered by an unquestionably outstanding turn by Sean Penn. While some of the other actors don't match up, this is a minor quibble in an otherwise impressive piece.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
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