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Kinsey Reviews

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November 22, 2004
| Original Score: 1.5/5
November 18, 2004
Another sanitized bio of a flawed man.
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November 19, 2004
Everything about Kinsey is first-class, especially the performances, yet the film cannot be honest with itself.
Full Review| Original Score: 2/4
November 29, 2004
Covers too much and says too little.
Full Review | Original Score: C+
July 1, 2012
A seriously by-the-numbers biopic...
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
November 16, 2004
Tedious and 'respectable.' Condon never rolls up his sleeves and gets (for lack of a better word) dirty. You'd think he was making a film about gall wasps.
November 14, 2004
You gotta hand it to writer-director Bill Condon. It takes something special to have such fine actors, a subject matter that is purely sex, and make them this boring.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/10
January 7, 2005
a curiously detached film, particularly given the subject matter
Full Review| Original Score: 2.5/4
November 14, 2004
"Kinsey" seem like a generic film, which is a hard trick considering the subject matter: sex.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
November 13, 2004
Condon would like the audience to identify with his protagonist, despite his flaws, but he might have elicited greater empathy by focusing more on his subject than his subject's message.
December 31, 2004
The coldness of its main character rubs off on this earnest project as a whole.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
January 21, 2005
Sheer dishonesty.
Full Review | Original Score: F
December 2, 2004
By-the-numbers biopic ... is oft-times funny and sometimes sad but, on the whole, is rather dull, making sex about as exciting as flipping through an anatomy textbook.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
November 11, 2004
For all its claims of delving into the messiness of human sexuality, Kinsey somehow manages to keep its hands clean.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
November 11, 2004
Slightly better than typical year-end mush we're used to seeing in theatres.
| Original Score: 6/10
November 12, 2004
You don't need to know much about the real Kinsey to sense that the one we're getting here is both more palatable and less interesting than the real thing.
November 19, 2004
There's a flatness to the filmmaking; what's needed here is a lot more va-va in its va-va-voom.
November 29, 2004
The biopic succumbs to a paint-by-numbers feel as it dutifully touches the highs and lows of a life that can't easily fit within two hours.
Read More | Original Score: 2/4
November 26, 2004
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
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February 9, 2006
The shame is that the film doesn't convey more mess or danger; its sex and its politics are almost entirely dinner-table-friendly.
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