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Capote Reviews

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February 14, 2006
And the Oscar goes to.....
Full ReviewRead More | Original Score: 8/10
February 13, 2006
...a multi-layered performance by[s] the movie rather than a clear-cut narrative...
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
February 10, 2006
A powerful, unsympathetic, no-frills portrayal of how steady moral decay corroded Capote's powers of expression.
Full Review| Original Score: 4/4
February 7, 2006
Hoffman is technically flawless in recreating the look, the voice and the mannerisms, but it's more than that. What he's doing approaches the supernatural.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
February 7, 2006
The picture is filled with unusually fine performances, but the one at its center (Philip Seymour Hoffman) is the most serenely astonishing performance of the year.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
February 6, 2006
Starts w/great promise, but eventually imprisons in the same languishing peril suffered by its main character. Still, Catherine Keener is smashing as Nelle Harper Lee.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
February 3, 2006
it does a capable job of capturing a time and place, bringing to life several unforgettable personalities and illustrating the moral self-loathing of a writer whose real-life subject must die before he has a decent ending to his book.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
February 2, 2006
a melancholy, stunning portrait of a man who (is) simultaneously writing his masterpiece and carving his tombstone.
January 22, 2006
Never will there be another author like "Capote."
Full Review| Original Score: 4/4
January 16, 2006
Even pre-biased to adore Hoffman, I was surprised and delighted by his nuanced performance.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
January 16, 2006
Capote is the movie that will make Philip Seymour Hoffman a star, while posthumously turning the man it was named after into a monster.
Full Review | Original Score: 8/10
January 7, 2006
Hoffman's Capote, in any situation, in any company, is always himself, irresistible, infuriating, and ultimately inscrutable beneath the carefully calibrated veneer that could just as easily hide a heart too easily bruised or one made entirely of ice
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
January 5, 2006
Capote is a cool and polished hall of mirrors reflecting the ways in which Truman Capote came to write (and be written by) In Cold Blood.
December 28, 2005
I was impressed with Hoffman's ability to so ably play someone so often imitated but never as good as in this performance.
Full Review | Original Score: A-
December 28, 2005
Hoffman deserves the Academy Award. ... But screenwriter Dan Futterman should also receive recognition for penning a provocative work.
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December 24, 2005
At once unmistakable and over-calculated, Hoffman's performance, like the movie, feels like an act.
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December 13, 2005
Often perversely entertaining, even if its core is dark, dark, dark.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
December 11, 2005
[W]hatever advantage the moviemakers gain from their knowing detachment [from their impish, narcissistic protagonist] is discounted by the fact that they take for granted the greatness of In Cold Blood.
December 8, 2005
One of 2005's best movies, with a performance by Philip Seymour Hoffman as Capote that right now is the one to beat in the pending awards season.
Full Review | Original Score: A
December 6, 2005
Capote, a brilliantly tense and disquieting film, covers only six years in the life of writer Truman Capote - - yet it brilliantly employs those years to convey Capote's conflicted essence.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
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