Infamous Reviews

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November 19, 2013
The other-and possibly greater-Capote pic about the geneiss of In Cold Blood
July 2, 2009
This worthy second biopic of Truman Capote starts not with a bloodbath, but a cocktail.
June 2, 2007
To recreate the gossipy Manhattan arena that Capote navigated with such ease and documented with such malice, you need dialogue that rings like scatter-shot and the film's script, written by its director Douglas McGrath, doesn't have it.
February 5, 2007
Toby Jones defies the odds with an extraordinary impersonation of the author in Douglas McGrath's Infamous.
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.
January 4, 2007
While less beguiling than Capote, Infamous remains a soulful and searching portrayal of the writer, carried with immense charm and vivacity by its leading man.
December 30, 2006
Tugs at the heartstrings, chills to the bone.
November 3, 2006
Why did they go ahead anyway? Did they believe that an immense Capote audience was hungering for two films about him?
October 30, 2006
All that was painted grey in Capote becomes black-and-white here.
October 30, 2006
Infamous successfully captures a sense of the loneliness of a writer's life.
October 17, 2006
Two good films about one subject [are] much better than a lot of bad films about different things.
October 17, 2006
Jones gets everything -- the gestures, the generosity, the mean streak, the bending of the ear to recitals of woe, whether across a lunch table or a prison cell.
October 17, 2006
As ambitious as it is, Infamous falters in execution too often to create a lasting impression.
October 13, 2006
Wittier, more descriptive and definitely more emotionally engaging than Futterman's, there's plenty here to cheer about.
October 13, 2006
The problem with Infamous isn't that it revisits Capote's turf -- it's that it does the same things well, and leaves the same unsatisfying holes.
October 13, 2006
The film benefits from three splendid performances: Toby Jones as Capote, an aggressively gay elf exuding a tosspot charm; Sandra Bullock as Nelle Harper Lee, a novelist who uses spoken words with quiet precision, and Daniel Craig as Perry.
October 13, 2006
It's a stellar cast, but you can't help but lament the bad timing.
October 13, 2006
No matter how noble the competitor, coming in second in a contest always feels like a lesser effort.
October 13, 2006
Infamous is quietly stolen by Sandra Bullock as Harper Lee.
October 13, 2006
[With Hoffman], it was easy to see Capote as someone truly extraordinary, perhaps a genius. Toby Jones... doesn't have that quality, though he does offer something almost as good: Watching him it's easy to believe he's really Truman Capote.
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