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Capote Reviews

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November 3, 2005
There's an interesting story here, but it's far more likely captured in Capote's book than in this inconsistent film.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
November 13, 2005
Like Charlize Theron in Monster, Hoffman delivers an Oscar worthy performance, in a non-Oscar worthy film.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
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+
September 1, 2009
Aims for starkness but ends up as tastefulness
September 12, 2005
What's missing here is the reason anyone would want to watch a film about Capote: his writing talent.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
November 2, 2005
Dull. "The Tiny Terror" is presented as uninteresting and a watered-down passive-aggressive writer for our PC consumption.
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January 31, 2008
Hoffman tries, but mainly just gets the surface of Capote.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
November 23, 2005
Hoffman's convincing characterization with wispy tonality of voice, effeminate manner, and social wit is not accompanied by a narrative content to match.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
September 30, 2005
Philip Seymour Hoffman's performance and the subject matter are worth watching... but the movie's intensity never reaches the dramatic level of the story.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
September 13, 2005
A biopic of his life could make an interesting 90 minute movie. A film about a short period he spent writing his famous book makes a slow, uninteresting 110 minute movie.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/10
November 4, 2005
...too willing to reduce its subject to one defining moment. Neither Hoffman nor Miller gives you anything to read between the lines.
October 1, 2005
At the center of this treatment as well as its human subject, there is a coldness around the heart.
November 18, 2005
Suggests rather moralistically that Capote's cold-blooded behavior contributed to his artistic and physical decline, as if he could have been saved by Dr. Phil or a hug.
Read More | Original Score: 3/4
December 24, 2005
At once unmistakable and over-calculated, Hoffman's performance, like the movie, feels like an act.
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September 11, 2005
Philip Seymour Hoffman disappears into the title role, yet the movie is fundamentally superfluous
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
February 17, 2006
Full Review | Original Score: 5/10
October 20, 2005
Sexy in a ghoulish way when it fails to be sexy in a revelatory way.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
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
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.
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