Pollock Reviews

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Nell Minow
Common Sense Media
December 27, 2010
Wonderful movie, but for adults and older teens.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Cole Smithey
ColeSmithey.com
April 19, 2009
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 | Original Score: A
Joe Lozito
Big Picture Big Sound
July 14, 2007
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4

Film Threat
December 6, 2005
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Jeffrey Overstreet
Looking Closer
January 15, 2005
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+
Christopher Smith
Bangor Daily News (Maine)
August 4, 2004
Not a review, but an Interview with Ed Harris, who discusses Pollock among other roles.
Jeanne Aufmuth
Palo Alto Weekly
May 14, 2003
| Original Score: 3/4

Empire Magazine
March 2, 2003
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
John R. McEwen
Film Quips Online
February 8, 2003
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Ron Wells
Film Threat
December 8, 2002
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 | Original Score: 4/5
Matthew Turner
ViewLondon
October 30, 2002
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Urban Cinefile Critics
Urban Cinefile
October 26, 2002
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.
Jean Lowerison
San Diego Metropolitan
October 21, 2002
Harris has created an enduring portrait of this man, self-destructive, violent and difficult, who changed the face of American abstract expressionism.
Margaret A. McGurk
Cincinnati Enquirer
October 15, 2002
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 | Original Score: 4/4
Mark Halverson
Sacramento News & Review
October 10, 2002
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Top Critic
Peter Rainer
New York Magazine/Vulture
September 26, 2002
Harris as an actor does justice to his long-term passion to play Pollock.
Michael Bracewell
Sight and Sound
August 8, 2002
It tracks a mythology of creativity which runs from Caravaggio to Patti Smith, and is running still, unended.
James Sanford
Kalamazoo Gazette
June 15, 2002
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.
June 10, 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
Collin Souter
eFilmCritic.com
May 25, 2002
Most of Pollock, save for the last act, feels refreshingly different from most other bio-pics. Outstanding.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4

Sight and Sound
June 18, 2012
Top Critic
Andrew Sarris
New York Observer
April 27, 2007
Top Critic
Derek Adams
Time Out
June 24, 2006
Sarah Dunant
This is London
December 15, 2003
Mark Freeman
Critical Eye
December 27, 2002

Guardian
June 1, 2002

FilmFour.com
May 28, 2002

Boston Phoenix
March 24, 2002
Rich Cline
Shadows on the Wall
February 21, 2002
Cynthia Fuchs
Philadelphia City Paper
October 8, 2001

News & Observer, Raleigh, NC
March 26, 2001

Deseret News, Salt Lake City
March 23, 2001
Top Critic

Ebert & Roeper
February 7, 2001
Susan Granger
rec.arts.movies.reviews
January 1, 2000
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