• R, 2 hr. 3 min.
  • Drama
  • Directed By:
    Ed Harris
    In Theaters:
    Dec 15, 2000 Wide
    On DVD:
    Jul 24, 2001
  • Sony Pictures Classics
  • Pollock
    2 minutes 20 seconds
    Added: May 9, 2008


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Pollock Reviews

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John A. Nesbit
Old School Reviews

a plodding glimpse of the latter part of Jackson Pollock's life

Full Review Source: Old School Reviews | Original Score: D+

April 25, 2013
Nell Minow
Common Sense Media

Wonderful movie, but for adults and older teens.

Full Review Source: Common Sense Media | Original Score: 4/5

December 27, 2010
Cole Smithey

In the same way a tap dancer innately understands the percolating syncopation of all jazz music, Ed Harris identifies character rhythms and physical possibilities in drama.

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

April 19, 2009
Jeffrey Overstreet
Looking Closer

Many films about artists indulge opportunities to depict people behaving recklessly. Harris seems more interested in showing us the nature of creativity.

| Original Score: B+

January 15, 2005
Christopher Smith
Bangor Daily News (Maine)

Not a review, but an Interview with Ed Harris, who discusses Pollock among other roles.

Full Review Source: Bangor Daily News (Maine)

August 4, 2004
Ron Wells
Film Threat

You can decide for yourself if Pollock was a great artist. He wasn't such a great man, but at least he got a pretty good movie.

Full Review Source: Film Threat | Original Score: 4/5

December 8, 2002
Michael Dequina

Passion can easily lead to self-indulgence, and that is certainly the unfortunate case here.

Full Review Source: TheMovieReport.com | Original Score: 2/4

December 8, 2002
Urban Cinefile Critics
Urban Cinefile

More than a straightforward biography charting Jackson Pollock's rise to prominence, Ed Harris' film is a penetrating study of the work ethic as it applied to one of America's great post-war painters.

Full Review Source: Urban Cinefile

October 26, 2002
Jean Lowerison
San Diego Metropolitan

Harris has created an enduring portrait of this man, self-destructive, violent and difficult, who changed the face of American abstract expressionism.

Full Review Source: San Diego Metropolitan

October 21, 2002
Margaret A. McGurk
Cincinnati Enquirer

If ever there were an artist to prove that the art is bigger than the artist, it was Jackson Pollock. Like him, this film embraces pain and chaos and self-loathing and returns beauty.

Full Review Source: Cincinnati Enquirer | Original Score: 4/4

October 15, 2002
Peter Rainer
New York Magazine/Vulture
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Harris as an actor does justice to his long-term passion to play Pollock.

Full Review Source: New York Magazine/Vulture

September 26, 2002
Michael Bracewell
Sight and Sound

It tracks a mythology of creativity which runs from Caravaggio to Patti Smith, and is running still, unended.

Full Review Source: Sight and Sound

August 8, 2002
Sean Burns
Philadelphia Weekly

...can't ever seem to find its way out of Denis Leary's all-purpose tortured artist biopic template: 'I'm drunk, I'm nobody. I'm drunk, I'm famous. I'm drunk, I'm dead.'

June 21, 2002
James Sanford
Kalamazoo Gazette

Harris spent most of the past 10 years trying to bring Pollock's story to the screen, and his passion is evident in nearly every scene of the film.

Full Review Source: Kalamazoo Gazette

June 15, 2002
Jeffrey Westhoff
Northwest Herald (Crystal Lake, IL)

Harden deserves recognition more than her co-stars, if only because she creates the sole sympathetic character.

Full Review | Original Score: 2/4

June 13, 2002

Only seems straightforward because the complexity of its relationships and intelligence of its details have been handled with such ease.

| Original Score: 3/4

June 10, 2002
Collin Souter

Most of Pollock, save for the last act, feels refreshingly different from most other bio-pics. Outstanding.

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

May 25, 2002
Jeremiah Kipp
Flipside Movie Emporium

Jackson Pollock may have been the wild beast who broke through the ice, but Ed Harris proves to be a tame animal indeed.

Full Review Source: Flipside Movie Emporium | Original Score: C-

October 24, 2001
Daniel Papkin

The honesty and integrity that have always distinguished Harris' acting are reflected in every element of this extraordinary film.

Full Review Source: Movieline

April 16, 2001
Neil Smith

A highly personal, rigorous, and thoughtful analysis of a truly troubled genius.

Full Review Source: BBC.com | Original Score: 3/5

April 16, 2001
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