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Capote Reviews

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May 11, 2018
An extraordinary performance by Philip Seymour Hoffman lays bare the man who sold his soul for one hell of a story.
Full Review | Original Score: 4.5/5
January 16, 2018
It's the acting that sings, especially when Hoffman duets with luminous Catherine Keener, the lady with the loveliest laugh in film. Hoffman's writer is a self-serving egoist; Keener's a restrained, wise soul.
January 4, 2018
Phillip Seymour Hoffman must be nominated for his uncanny portrayal of Truman Capote. It's frightening and fascinating.
Full Review | Original Score: A-
September 26, 2017
Unfortunately, by the end of it, Capote isn't the only one who wants to turn to drink.
August 24, 2017
It's a bravura one-man-show that feels somehow oddly empty, as if the void that existed in Capote himself is made manifest on the screen. The film does, however, pose some interesting questions about whether art is above morality. It's a moot question.
July 11, 2016
Its power comes from the slow, steady build to the execution of Perry Smith, the man half-responsible for the murders of a farming family of four, and what that death does to Capote.
February 29, 2016
Miller and Futterman underscore the idea that what Capote's achievement does to the story of Hickock and Smith and the Clutter killings is to remove it from the actual world and place it in a literary one.
July 6, 2010
In a career that has seen actor Phillip Seymour Hoffman play a vast array of characters (and very well at that), Hoffman has found the role of a lifetime which he delivers with uncanny precision.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
September 1, 2009
Aims for starkness but ends up as tastefulness
May 17, 2008
The Passion of Truman Capote
January 31, 2008
Hoffman tries, but mainly just gets the surface of Capote.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
January 11, 2007
I am aware that virtually every critic in America if not on the planet has lauded Hoffman's portrayal of the author and that I am in the minority. Watching Hoffman I felt something primal was missing from his interpretation ... To my mind, Hoffman's work
Full Review | Original Score: C+
December 13, 2006
...the one award I'm sure it will win, Best Actor for Hoffman
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
August 20, 2006
a milestone in modern acting, and quite fascinating in any number of ways, particularly its depiction of the minutiae of the writer's life.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
April 17, 2006
all kinds of of ambitions -- noble and otherwise --converge; where self-doubt is less a necessary editor than an objection to be overcome.
Full ReviewRead More | Original Score: 88/100
March 14, 2006
A quiet but hypnotic film that earns its nominations.
Full Review | Original Score: A-
March 5, 2006
The performance you'll see in "Capote" is easily the best of the year. actually, the best of any year. It's one of those turns that'll be remembered for years to come, up with Welles in "Citizen Kane", Brando in "The Godfather", Nicholson in "
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
March 3, 2006
Estupendo retrato de una personalidad compleja y fascinante que vale por sí mismo, más allá de la formidable caracterización de Philip Seymour Hoffman.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
February 28, 2006
Hoffman's conspicuously dapper turn as Capote shouldn't overshadow the murky, pervasively tense work of director Bennett Miller.
Full Review| Original Score: A
February 26, 2006
Sometimes movie biographies (even when dealing with fascinating people) are dry and familiar. Capote, on the other hand, is full of life.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
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