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January 7, 2017
Well made of the story behind his moat famous book. Good insight into the mind of the writer and gives some realistic thoughts on what really happened behind the scenes
½ December 3, 2016
Without Philip Seymour Hoffman this movie is a 2 star at best. The acting by Hoffman was absolutely brilliant as if you were watching Truman Capote. Well deserving of the Oscar. RIP PSH
½ November 30, 2016
8.5/10. 11-29-2016.

Original rating: 11-4-2014 (8/10).
October 21, 2016
I didn't really see the catch of the story but the movie is really good
October 9, 2016
Phillip Seymour Hoffman is an excellent performance in this movie.
October 9, 2016
Terrific performances esp Philip Hoffman who transforms into Capote. A hard film to watch, but very interesting character study and story. In some ways reminded me of Dead Man Walking. Basically a movie about the famous author Capote and how he came to write his infamous novel In Cold Blood, considered the first non-fiction novel. The self absorbed genius writer at first is very cold like the killings he is writing about, but slowly he starts to feel for the killers. In writing the novel Capote finds himself getting way too involved when it's too late, esp when he finds similarities and friendship among one of the killers.
October 8, 2016
The pace is too slow - it felt like more than 115 minutes. While Hoffman's portrayal of Capote was probably accurate, 115 minutes of Capote's annoying voice is about 114 minutes more than I could take.
½ September 21, 2016
Powered by an unforgettable performance from Philip Seymour Hoffman, director Bennett Miller gently guides the audience through a compelling and heartfelt narrative about one of the most celebrated writers in history.
½ July 19, 2016
Hoffman's Oscar-winning performance is also his most boring.
July 15, 2016
Director Bennett Miller successfully produces a subdued, gripping account of Truman Capote's later life, and gets a masterful, possibly career best performance from Philip Seymour Hoffman.
June 21, 2016
Philip Seymour Hoffman se come la pantalla y la película, el resto es correcto pero nada destacable, algo plana en su forma.
Super Reviewer
June 16, 2016
A film that hangs in your memory year later. Possibly PSH's best performance.
May 12, 2016
Sensitive retelling of a difficult tale.
½ April 18, 2016
Hoffman's Capote is brilliant but when all is said and done, it's hardly his performance that drives this film. Truman Capote was just the observer of something far bigger than himself- the horrors of humanity. 'In Cold Blood' captures this perfectly and 'Capote' is the perfect companion piece.

Whilst the real events are fascinating, they are nothing here without a great screenplay and 'Capote' delivers on that front. Not only is the tone of the film perfect, with its quiet nature and haunting undertones, but every character is brought to life in a believable and engaging way. Whilst Hoffman's performance will likely be this film's biggest selling-point, it's only one part of what this fabulous work offers.
½ March 26, 2016
I liked the film but it wasn't any new ground for me as I have read In Cold Blood and seeng the film and know about Capote's personal life. Still, Hoffman was excellent in the film and it was well done.
February 21, 2016
Beautiful performances by everybody all around.
½ February 8, 2016
Apart from the brilliant performance of Philip Seymour Hoffman, what truly makes the film is its confrontation between good and evil: the writer's empathy towards Perry and, simultaneously, the condemnation of his actions. A different, layered biopic.
January 31, 2016
I *know* I must have seen it before, but I can't recall doing so :(. Great to see movie Hoffman did.
January 2, 2016
Great movie beginning to end!!!! The film had such a genuine feel and builds the tension perfectly throughout the movie. Truman Capote was a truly interesting character and I felt the screenplay and direction did a great job of not overselling him or his traits it was done very subtle. P.S.H's acting is without question brilliant
( :( sad that he is gone ) but a very honorable mention to the the actor who played the killer Perry Smith, he was absolutely perfect and like the rest of the film his character was not over sold or over sensationalized, the depth of character and raw emotion was palpable. Capote is a film that cannot be missed, I can't wait to give it a a second viewing. The film also made me want to revisit the film "Dead Man Walking"
December 20, 2015
An excellent performance by Philip Seymour Hoffman bolsters a forgettable biopic.
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