Kinsey

Critic Score

90%

User Score

75%
In theaters Nov 12, 2004
R, 1 hr. 58 min.

Trailer

Movie Info

Synopsis: Alfred Kinsey was an entomologist who taught at Indiana University and had a keen interest in an area of human behavior that had seen little scholarly research -- human sexuality. While the courtship
Director: Bill Condon
Rated: R
Running Time: 1 hr. 58 min.
Genre: Drama
Theater Release: Nov 12, 2004
DVD Release: May 17, 2005

Cast

Liam Neeson

Alfred Kinsey
Laura Linney

Clara McMillen
Chris O'Donnell

Wardell Pomeroy
Peter Sarsgaard

Clyde Martin
Timothy Hutton

Paul Gebhard
John Lithgow

Alfred Seguine Kinse...
Tim Curry

Thurman Rice
Oliver Platt

Herman Wells
Dylan Baker

Alan Gregg
Julianne Nicholson

Alice Martin

Critic Reviews

Consensus: A biopic of the sex researcher is hailed as adventurous, clever, and subversive, with fine performances by Liam Neeson and Laura Linney.
  • The shame is that the film doesn't convey more mess or danger; its sex and its politics are almost entirely dinner-table-friendly. More...
  • It's delightfully playful for a serious movie, balancing glib wit against its pathos and controversy. More...
  • The great thing about Kinsey is the triumphant way it entertains, informs and electrifies us with the highest values of traditional cinema while opening our hearts and minds with the liberating potential of human diversity. More...
  • The biopic succumbs to a paint-by-numbers feel as it dutifully touches the highs and lows of a life that can't easily fit within two hours. More...
  • Smart, eloquent and refreshingly free of condescension, Kinsey makes clear we'd all be a lot worse off without him. More...
  • One heck of a flick, paying homage to an imperfect man whose impact on history may be substantial, and yet painting him as a clumsy, passionate fellow who's simply trying to figure things out. More...
  • I can't imagine the performances, or much else, being improved on. More...
  • It's a new Neeson as Dr. Alfred Kinsey, all spiky-haired and harried, and he's enormously appealing in the role. More...
  • It's partly a scientific brief, partly a song of sex, and it's enormously enjoyable. More...
  • [Neeson] makes the movie better than it is by filling in the rough patches with a portrayal so committed, so nuanced, that this may be the role he's remembered for (and which may finally win him an Oscar). More...

User Reviews

  • The start of the sexual revolution for the hoi polloi begins when an obscure researcher opts to go the populist route and to give 'em what they want....
  • Great acting, some really fun moments. It's not going to rock your world, but it might nudge it a little.
  • A biographical film concerning the findings, research, and life of Dr. Alfred Kinsey, a zoologist and entomologist who turned his attention to the...
  • The biographical story of Alfred Kinsey, the trail blazing scientist who, in 1948, shocked the world with his sensational book "Sexual Behavior in the...
  • There?s some great acting in this film, Neeson, Cartwright & Sarsgaard are all very good. Watch out for William Sadler?s part though. I?ve never felt...
  • Depicting the true life events of Alfred Kinsey and his famously publicised sex studies that would cause much debate across America during the 1940?s....
  • This biopic tells the story of Alfred Kinsey who revolutionized people's views on human sexuality with his surveys and books. The film follows his...
  • Not just great dialogue delivery but nuanced silent LOOKS. Missing a star because (and I normally don't judge a movie based on how I feel about a...
  • As a very liberal person, living in a very liberal country, I sure enjoyed the story of this film. It's main theme, revolving around human sexuality...
  • Fabulous portrait of an obsessed scientist, spanning the career of real-life Professor Kinsey, the pioneering "sex doctor".