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Pollock Reviews

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Marc Savlov
Austin Chronicle
April 9, 2001
That rare breed, a biopic that makes you want to learn more about its subject, as much as you can, as fast as you can.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Robert Roten
Laramie Movie Scope
April 4, 2001
Harris' painting technique is so convincing you really think you are watching Pollock at work. The rest of the film works well enough, but it is fairly slow going.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Steve Schneider
Orlando Weekly
March 22, 2001
Harris' portrayal -- that rare specimen that deserves the plaudit 'tour de force' -- holds to a world-wise respect as the story dangles maudlin indulgence in front of him.
Victoria Alexander
Movie Reviews in Croatian
March 19, 2001
Harris does a brilliant job playing the tortured, uncommunicative painter.
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Dan Lybarger
Lawrence Journal-World
March 19, 2001
The enthusiasm Harris devotes to his subject matter leaves one with a positive impression of both the film and himself.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
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Geoff Pevere
Toronto Star
March 16, 2001
That altogether rare movie about an artist that works because it takes the art itself for granted.
Joe Baltake
Sacramento Bee
March 16, 2001
A brilliant acting exercise for its incredible cast.
Steven Mazey
Ottawa Citizen
March 16, 2001
As acted and directed by Ed Harris, the scenes of the painter in action work brilliantly.
Louis B. Hobson
Jam! Movies
March 16, 2001
The emotional interplay between Harris and Harden is electric, crackling with authenticity.
Bruce Kirkland
Jam! Movies
March 16, 2001
A great film for people unafraid of tough, melancholic films that plumb the depths of human experience.
Jim Judy
Screen It!
March 14, 2001
Thanks to some terrific performances and a solid debut from Harris behind the camera, the film turns out to be an interesting and engaging experience.
Laura Clifford
Reeling Reviews
March 14, 2001
While Ed Harris captures the all the surfaces of Jackson Pollock, his subject remains an enigma.
Full Review | Original Score: B
Jack Garner
Rochester Democrat and Chronicle
March 9, 2001
A remarkably detailed, emotionally layered, deeply affecting film.
Full Review | Original Score: 10/10
Robert W. Butler
Kansas City Star
March 8, 2001
Succeeds in capturing a personality with all its infuriating and inspiring facets.
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Stanley Kauffmann
The New Republic
March 8, 2001
Just -- yes, just -- one more film about that perennially obdurate subject, an artist.
Jon Popick
Planet Sick-Boy
March 5, 2001
Almost good enough to transcend the typical tale of a tortured artist.
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Jeffrey M. Anderson
Combustible Celluloid
March 5, 2001
Only the artwork and scenes focused on the process of painting get near the truth. The rest is hazy bluster.
Shawn Levy
March 2, 2001
You root for Pollock despite its shortcomings.
Elias Savada
Nitrate Online
March 2, 2001
One need not be a fan of the audacious style of Jack Pollock to admire Ed Harris' journeyman effort to bring the tortured life of one of America's true originals to the screen
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
Chris Hewitt (St. Paul)
St. Paul Pioneer Press
March 1, 2001
It's the same movie we get every time Hollywood tackles tortured geniuses.
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