Capone Reviews

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May 24, 2020
A trippy and twisted biography of the final, undignified year in the life of the gangster Al Capone,
May 24, 2020
Exquisite crassness... more expressive and memorably cracked than most films that were meant to be released in 2020? (Fatal, fetal and fecal, to boot.) It is an emetic and an education: Trank's every choice is bold, assured and oftentimes bravura.
May 22, 2020
British Hardy dramatizes the guilt that American actors avoid. As the most talented and charismatic actor of the millennium, Hardy displays his gifts modestly and shrewdly: Sickly pale Capone has a carrot stuck in his face where a stogie used to be.
May 21, 2020
Eerily memorable. Not in the least thanks to Tom Hardy's fantastic performance. [Full review in Spanish]
May 19, 2020
In no way deep but a compelling exercise in style over substance.
May 19, 2020
[W]atching the star wheel around the estate wielding a solid-gold tommy gun while dressed in adult diapers is to witness a craziness that feels uniquely American and perhaps even more geographically precise than that.
May 19, 2020
The impossible cocktail of genres on which this movie is built makes it unique. [Full Review in Spanish]
May 18, 2020
A haunting and eerie portrait of the last year of Al Capone's life with a memorable performance from Tom Hardy. The original title Fonzo should have been kept.
May 18, 2020
Capone is is grotesque, mildly disturbing and disorienting but requires a lot of patience to sit through to appreciate.
May 17, 2020
Josh Trank is wasted making four-quadrant blockbusters, as is Tom Hardy. If their time is spent making films with this level of skill, then I think it's time well spent, regardless if anyone enjoys it.
May 15, 2020
The film is founded on some great ideas. But by fiendishly avoiding examinations beyond surface-level sentiments, it lays an egg.
May 15, 2020
Capone is a fascinating and intensely personal film, a reboot of Trank's career in all the best ways, and it provides the director with a solid foundation upon which he can rebuild.
May 14, 2020
At its worst, CAPONE needlessly obfuscates a moral journey told better by other crime dramas. At its best, it provides a unique lens through which to study a world famous icon of crime, stripped of muscular mythology to reveal the rotting pulp within
May 14, 2020
Tom Hardy delivers a fearsome, full-bodied performance that's riveting to watch, even if the film otherwise rather aimless.
May 14, 2020
Capone is a sad, disorienting, and challenging watch that won't be for everyone. Trank's ambitious and troublesome vision brought to life exactly how he sees it. Tom Hardy delivers this destructive wrecking ball of a performance.
May 14, 2020
Capone is worth a watch. Its sporadic surrealism knows no bounds makes the movie shine, but more traditional aspects of the narrative bring it all to a screeching stop as things start to feel like something you haven't seen in a mob movie.
May 14, 2020
At times weirdly engaging but often so bizarrely muddled that you might identify a little too closely with its perpetually unglued protagonist. But Hardy is always worth watching.
May 14, 2020
Creative courage emphasizes all of this foreboding filth over the flashy flair normally associated with this mythic mobster.
May 13, 2020
No, CAPONE will not be for everyone. In fact, CAPONE will not be for most people. But I suspect a certain subsection of film geekdom will love this movie.
May 13, 2020
Hardy's outsized performance could easily have fit into a biopic of a hale, healthy, and active Capone. Instead, Trank matches that vigor with inventiveness, finding an unusual new way of addressing an iconic figure.
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