• R, 2 hr. 3 min.
  • Drama
  • Directed By:
    Ed Harris
    In Theaters:
    Dec 15, 2000 Wide
    On DVD:
    Jul 24, 2001
  • Sony Pictures Classics

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Pollock Reviews

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Carrie Rickey
Philadelphia Inquirer
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A difficult and demanding movie, one that rewards the persevering moviegoer just as Pollock's difficult and demanding paintings ultimately reward the steadfast.

March 1, 2001
Francesca Chapman
Philadelphia Daily News

Filled with fine performances.

March 1, 2001
Nell Minow
Movie Mom at Yahoo! Movies

Harris, Harden, and Madigan are all outstanding, and the film, while flawed, is engrossing and impressive.

| Original Score: 4/5

February 27, 2001
John Hartl
Seattle Times
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Harris ... gives perhaps the performance of his screen career, making the most of his physical resemblance to Pollock while bringing a scary, single-minded intensity to the part.

February 23, 2001
William Arnold
Seattle Post-Intelligencer

An intelligent, engrossing, finely tuned period drama.

Full Review Source: Seattle Post-Intelligencer | Original Score: A-

February 23, 2001
Wesley Morris
San Francisco Chronicle
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A ruddy little movie with a seething core and a chill in its bones.

Full Review Source: San Francisco Chronicle | Original Score: 3/4

February 23, 2001
David Elliott
San Diego Union-Tribune

You can believe that Ed Harris was born to play artist Jackson Pollock. You can almost believe that Pollock died so that some day he would be acted by Harris.

Full Review Source: San Diego Union-Tribune

February 23, 2001
Rob Blackwelder
SPLICEDWire

Ed Harris gives a commanding, potent performance in Pollock that is a torrential mix of the artist's chaotic talent and his more chaotic psyche.

Full Review Source: SPLICEDWire | Original Score: 3/4

February 23, 2001
Eric Harrison
Houston Chronicle
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This may not be exactly the movie Pollock deserves, but it's the one he got; and, reservations aside, it's pretty darn good.

Full Review Source: Houston Chronicle

February 23, 2001
Steven Rosen
Denver Post
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Harris' Oscar-nominated performance is quite moving, making Pollock a better movie than the predictability of its story arc would indicate.

Full Review Source: Denver Post

February 23, 2001
Mary F. Pols
Contra Costa Times

Ed Harris' filmmaking deserves praise despite the story's glitches, and Marcia Gay Harden stands out in a star turn as the artist's wife.

Full Review Source: Contra Costa Times

February 23, 2001
Jay Carr
Boston Globe
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Like its subject, Pollock is a messy creation, but one whose depth of commitment and high attack keeps it on track.

February 23, 2001
Todd R. Ramlow
PopMatters

Repeats the same old stereotypes of 'artistic greatness,' and ends up feeling a little bit worn out.

Full Review Source: PopMatters

February 23, 2001
Brian Webster
Apollo Guide

Harris delivers an intense and credible performance that effectively portrays Pollock's anti-social nature, his intensity and his seemingly desperate drive.

Full Review Source: Apollo Guide | Original Score: 71/100

February 21, 2001
Kirk Honeycutt
Hollywood Reporter
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Flat and uninvolving, flash cards from a life but with no life itself.

February 19, 2001
David Edelstein
Slate
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A series of flashy scenes that work on their own histrionic terms but add up to nothing you can't predict in the first five minutes.

Full Review Source: Slate

February 17, 2001
Stephanie Zacharek
Salon.com
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A precise, deliberate movie, so carefully calibrated in its tone and structure that, as a whole, it ends up reading like a completely well-intentioned lack of guts.

Full Review Source: Salon.com

February 16, 2001
Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times
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Harris is always a good actor but here seems possessed, as if he had a leap of empathy for Pollock.

Full Review Source: Chicago Sun-Times | Original Score: 4/4

February 16, 2001
J. Hoberman
Village Voice
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The movie's best moments evoke the thrill of doing something new.

Full Review Source: Village Voice

February 16, 2001
Owen Gleiberman
Entertainment Weekly
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Ed Harris has always been a great actor in search of a role that could match his haunted intensity, and in Pollock ... he finds it.

Full Review Source: Entertainment Weekly | Original Score: B

February 15, 2001
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