Infamous Reviews

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September 12, 2020
The film's strongest performance, rather surprisingly, is by that soon to be Bond, Daniel Craig as Perry Smith.
May 14, 2020
A scene where Jones' Truman beats Jeff Daniels' crime investigator Alvin Dewey at arm-wrestling, as he supposedly beat Bogart, is in itself almost worth the price of a ticket to Infamous.
November 8, 2019
Infamous is glorious.
June 6, 2019
A film riddled with flaws that culminate in a disarmingly and surprisingly moving way.
November 3, 2018
The diminutive Jones was born to play Capote and his inimitable interpretation of the writer is every bit as good as Hoffman's. Unfortunately the film contains an all-star cast of rare anaemia.
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.
November 19, 2013
The other-and possibly greater-Capote pic about the geneiss of In Cold Blood
August 28, 2009
Better than Capote
July 2, 2009
This worthy second biopic of Truman Capote starts not with a bloodbath, but a cocktail.
April 24, 2009
Toby Jones' uncanny portrayal of the short, effeminate writer with the funny voice, gives the film its credibility and compassion.
February 12, 2009
Poor Toby Jones. In any other year, his work as Truman Capote would be in immediate awards contention.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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."
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.
March 1, 2007
Often confronts a far-from-light subject, but its glamorous characters and occasional levity are fun.
February 7, 2007
...more direct, perhaps more revealing, and certainly more graphic than the earlier Capote film.
February 5, 2007
Toby Jones defies the odds with an extraordinary impersonation of the author in Douglas McGrath's Infamous.
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