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Pollock Reviews

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March 1, 2001
A difficult and demanding movie, one that rewards the persevering moviegoer just as Pollock's difficult and demanding paintings ultimately reward the steadfast.
March 1, 2001
Filled with fine performances.
February 27, 2001
Harris, Harden, and Madigan are all outstanding, and the film, while flawed, is engrossing and impressive.
Read More | Original Score: 4/5
February 23, 2001
Harris ... gives perhaps the performance of his screen career, making the most of his physical resemblance to Pollock while bringing a scary, single-minded intensity to the part.
February 23, 2001
An intelligent, engrossing, finely tuned period drama.
Read More | Original Score: A-
February 23, 2001
A ruddy little movie with a seething core and a chill in its bones.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
February 23, 2001
You can believe that Ed Harris was born to play artist Jackson Pollock. You can almost believe that Pollock died so that some day he would be acted by Harris.
February 23, 2001
Ed Harris gives a commanding, potent performance in Pollock that is a torrential mix of the artist's chaotic talent and his more chaotic psyche.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
February 23, 2001
This may not be exactly the movie Pollock deserves, but it's the one he got; and, reservations aside, it's pretty darn good.
February 23, 2001
Harris' Oscar-nominated performance is quite moving, making Pollock a better movie than the predictability of its story arc would indicate.
February 23, 2001
Ed Harris' filmmaking deserves praise despite the story's glitches, and Marcia Gay Harden stands out in a star turn as the artist's wife.
February 23, 2001
Like its subject, Pollock is a messy creation, but one whose depth of commitment and high attack keeps it on track.
February 23, 2001
Repeats the same old stereotypes of 'artistic greatness,' and ends up feeling a little bit worn out.
February 21, 2001
Harris delivers an intense and credible performance that effectively portrays Pollock's anti-social nature, his intensity and his seemingly desperate drive.
Read More | Original Score: 71/100
February 19, 2001
Flat and uninvolving, flash cards from a life but with no life itself.
February 17, 2001
A series of flashy scenes that work on their own histrionic terms but add up to nothing you can't predict in the first five minutes.
February 16, 2001
A precise, deliberate movie, so carefully calibrated in its tone and structure that, as a whole, it ends up reading like a completely well-intentioned lack of guts.
February 16, 2001
Harris is always a good actor but here seems possessed, as if he had a leap of empathy for Pollock.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
February 16, 2001
The movie's best moments evoke the thrill of doing something new.
February 15, 2001
Ed Harris has always been a great actor in search of a role that could match his haunted intensity, and in Pollock ... he finds it.
Full Review | Original Score: B
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