Capone Reviews

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May 21, 2020
Not so much a beguiling biopic as it is a whirligig of go-for-broke eccentricities, Capone is about as revealing of the storied 1920s Chicago gangster as a cutscene from a bargain-bin Scarface video game. But it's as looney as a flapper on a coke binge.
May 18, 2020
Capone is a roadside accident of a movie - unfortunate and potentially gruesome, yet still oddly fascinating to look at...the biggest benefit to having seen it at all is the first-hand knowledge that yes, it really is that bizarre.
May 18, 2020
It's a trip you'd rather forget.
May 18, 2020
For better or for worse, Tom Hardy gives it his all in Capone, but the film is just too aimless and uncomfortable to be a worthwhile viewing experience.
May 18, 2020
Yes, somebody looked at this script, by director Josh Trank - who was languishing in director's jail in the wake of his intensely disliked "Fantastic Four" reboot of 2015 - and said, "Let's shoot this sucker!"
May 16, 2020
What we have here is more of a half-baked effort that feels strangely incomplete and hollow in most parts.
May 16, 2020
There was a story here, one that could have been captivating, but it became lost in sea of confusion. Unfocused to the core, Capone will leave viewers with more questions than answers.
May 15, 2020
Violent chronicle of gangster's final descent into dementia.
May 15, 2020
A baffling misfire. This is just terrible, but exquisitely so and must be seen.
May 15, 2020
It is so watch-ably unwatchable, it is magnificent... It's really true that when great actors make bad movies, they give the best terrible performances.
May 15, 2020
For better and worse, this is the work of a free man.
May 15, 2020
Stubbornly "Capone" remains a half-formed movie until the end, offering brief flashes of a wider, perturbing life. If anything it may inspire some viewers to seek a good biography to read on the gangster.
May 15, 2020
The ghastly contrasts are built into the well-conceived story, but Trank neither trusts it nor rises to the demands of his phantasmagorical ambitions.
May 14, 2020
Mr. Hardy does have a few sensationally lurid moments, but the stuff of high drama isn't there... What a waste, and what a downer for Mr. Trank.
May 14, 2020
There's a chilly elegance to the look of Capone and interest in watching a slumming Tom Hardy but our initial embarrassed fascination offers diminished returns as this odd movie unfolds.
May 14, 2020
Al Capone's last year could make for an interesting film, but there is little poetry or transcendence in "Capone," and nothing even remotely close to the quietly devastating third act of "The Irishman."
May 14, 2020
A tale nobody asked for, especially from Trank.
May 14, 2020
Josh Trank's bizarre biopic fails miserably. A hot mess.
May 13, 2020
For those of you who thought Al Pacino yukked it up too much as Jimmy Hoffa in "The Irishman," get ready for this ham dinner.
May 13, 2020
If it's not dazzling its audience with over-the-top madness, the film looks as wormed-over as the decomposing lump of man at its centre.
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