Milk

Milk

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Milk Reviews

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All I know is that I can never get through Times of Harvey Milk without a handkerchief, while Van Sant's Milk left me forlornly dry-eyed.

Full Review Source: MSNBC | Original Score: 3/5

November 25, 2008
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
Michael Smith
Tulsa World

Why is there no openly gay Hollywood actor portraying any of the historical figures in this film? Because no American A-list film star has come out to be counted.

Full Review Source: Tulsa World | Original Score: 2.5/4

December 12, 2008
Christopher Orr
The New Republic
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Milk was murdered 30 years ago. The exceptional The Times of Harvey Milk won the Oscar for Best Documentary 24 years ago.... Yet, all this time later... Hollywood wants us to applaud its courage for finally--finally--telling this story?

Full Review Source: The New Republic

November 26, 2008
Dan Callahan
House Next Door

A paint-by numbers biopic of the tireless activist that wastes the efforts of some fine actors.

Full Review Source: House Next Door

November 25, 2008
Joe Neumaier
New York Daily News
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The final result somehow undersells a man whose life and death were watershed moments in the gay rights movement.

Full Review Source: New York Daily News | Original Score: 3/5

November 26, 2008

Bad art serves no one, but the reach for significance is often enough to proffer a pat-on-the-back and an affirmative nod, as if 'attempt' and 'achievement' were suddenly synonymous terms of action.

Full Review Source: UGO

November 26, 2008
Tony Medley
Tolucan Times

A biopic so adoringly biased it destroys credibility.

Full Review Source: Tolucan Times | Original Score: 5/10

December 6, 2008
Jackie K. Cooper
jackiekcooper.com

Captures the feeling of the city, and the events of Milk's life; but never captures the dynamic charisma that had to be a vital part of the man

Full Review Source: jackiekcooper.com | Original Score: 5/10

December 16, 2008
Donald J. Levit
ReelTalk Movie Reviews

With neither subtlety nor depth, 'Milk' does no service to its group cause or individual subject.

Full Review Source: ReelTalk Movie Reviews

November 26, 2008
Kevin A. Ranson
MovieCrypt.com

Milk presents details about the title character and his relevance... but the presentation itself appears more intent on being a recruitment film than an actual biopic.

Full Review Source: MovieCrypt.com | Original Score: 2.0/4.0

January 1, 2009
Armond White
New York Press

A bizarre manipulation of the gay political impulse.

Full Review Source: New York Press

December 3, 2008
Walter Chaw
Film Freak Central

Actually retards attempts to understand what it is that transforms some men into symbols and others into sheep.

Full Review Source: Film Freak Central | Original Score: 1.5/4

January 8, 2009
Christopher Tookey
Daily Mail [UK]

The frustrating aspect of the movie is that it could - and should - have been a moving drama. Instead, it settles for being agit-prop.

Full Review Source: Daily Mail [UK] | Original Score: 2/5

January 23, 2009
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
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
Adam Tobias
Watertown Daily Times

Whether you are heterosexual, homosexual or somewhere in between, Milk is such an inspiring and powerful movie that you should drop everything you are doing right now and instantly head to the theaters.

Full Review Source: Watertown Daily Times | Original Score: 5/5

December 19, 2008
Jonathan W. Hickman
Entertainment Insiders

It puts Harvey Milk back on his soap box, where his unyielding commitment to his issue cost him his life.

Full Review Source: Entertainment Insiders | Original Score: 3.5/4

November 27, 2008
Gina Carbone
Seacoast Newspapers (NH/Maine)

Josh Brolin's double murderer steals the film from Sean Penn's Saint Harvey. That couldn't have been the intention, but the most fully developed character wins.

Full Review Source: Seacoast Newspapers (NH/Maine) | Original Score: 3/4

December 14, 2008
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