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Infamous Reviews

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Tara Thorne
The Coast (Halifax, Nova Scotia)
July 11, 2016
There's a breeziness to the storytelling, one that delights in the tale rather than succumbing to its gravity-but that also works against it.
Kristin M. Jones
Film Comment Magazine
November 19, 2013
The other-and possibly greater-Capote pic about the geneiss of In Cold Blood
Fernando F. Croce
August 28, 2009
Better than Capote
Top Critic
Amy Nicholson
I.E. Weekly
July 2, 2009
This worthy second biopic of Truman Capote starts not with a bloodbath, but a cocktail.
Full Review | Original Score: A-
Cole Smithey
April 24, 2009
Toby Jones' uncanny portrayal of the short, effeminate writer with the funny voice, gives the film its credibility and compassion.
Full Review | Original Score: B+
Michael Dequina
February 12, 2009
Poor Toby Jones. In any other year, his work as Truman Capote would be in immediate awards contention.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Urban Cinefile Critics
Urban Cinefile
October 18, 2008
With dyed hair and tattoos, Craig nails the incredible complexity of a man who juggles gentleness with violence. The relationship between Capote and Perry is overtly moving and there was a big lump in my throat as the final chapters played out.
Jonathan Kiefer
Sacramento News & Review
August 7, 2008
Why not accept Sandra Bullock as Harper Lee? As it turns out, she's quietly terrific. Most of the supporting actors are.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Brandon Fibbs
February 28, 2008
Infamous doesn't feel like a remake. While it covers the same ground, the pitch is completely different. Where Capote was cool, distant and even antiseptic, Infamous is warmer and more emotionally fulfilling.
Full Review | Original Score: 6/10
Peter Calder
New Zealand Herald
September 1, 2007
In a solid, unshowy turn by Bullock, a very underrated actress, as Harper Lee (plainly a co-creator of the landmark book), and you have a compellingly watchable portrait of the artist as an emotional cripple. Not to be missed.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
Prairie Miller
WBAI Web Radio
April 21, 2007
"About cold blooded media seduction, and an ironic reflection of how class differences in this country seal the opposing fates of individuals."
Rory L. Aronsky
Film Threat
March 2, 2007
For this film, it's the little pleasures---such as scenes of Capote writing and pages from legal pads stacked in rows---rather than the overall feeling and being engaged by it the entire time, which is a bit hard to do.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
Doris Toumarkine
Film Journal International
March 1, 2007
Often confronts a far-from-light subject, but its glamorous characters and occasional levity are fun.
John J. Puccio
Movie Metropolis
February 7, 2007
...more direct, perhaps more revealing, and certainly more graphic than the earlier Capote film.
Full Review | Original Score: 7/10
James Christopher
Times (UK)
February 5, 2007
Toby Jones defies the odds with an extraordinary impersonation of the author in Douglas McGrath's Infamous.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Philip French
Observer (UK)
January 27, 2007
Toby Jones's impersonation of Truman Capote is as uncannily accurate as Philip Seymour Hoffman's and even more camp.
Peter Bradshaw
January 20, 2007
British actor Toby Jones plays Capote and certainly looks the part -- more so than Hoffman. It's a very good performance and Jones deserves his time in the spotlight.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Neil Smith
Total Film
January 15, 2007
On its own terms, this is an elegant, stimulating homage to a singular talent. Compared to Capote, though, it can't help but feel wanting.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Richard Luck
January 15, 2007
A strange one this - Capote is a superior picture but Toby Jones is the superior Capote.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Mark Adams
Sunday Mirror (UK)
January 15, 2007
Nicely tense and intriguing, packed with fine performances.
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