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Pollock Reviews

September 26, 2002
Harris as an actor does justice to his long-term passion to play Pollock.
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March 22, 2002
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
April 9, 2001
Read More | Original Score: 4/4
March 23, 2001
Full Review | Original Score: B-
March 16, 2001
That altogether rare movie about an artist that works because it takes the art itself for granted.
March 8, 2001
Just -- yes, just -- one more film about that perennially obdurate subject, an artist.
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.
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
A ruddy little movie with a seething core and a chill in its bones.
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
Like its subject, Pollock is a messy creation, but one whose depth of commitment and high attack keeps it on track.
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
February 15, 2001
It's a fiercely concentrated work, totally committed, somberly truthful.
February 7, 2001
Distinguished by its quiet, intelligent, admirably restrained approach and by two finely wrought performances from Harris and Marcia Gay Harden in the leading roles.
February 7, 2001
A harrowing film, impossible to 'like' in any conventional way, hypnotically impossible to turn away from.
Full Review | Original Score: 4.5/5
February 6, 2001
This is a towering performance of bruising inspiration.
Read More | Original Score: 4/5
December 15, 2000
The movie forces you, as few of its kind ever do, to see the fruits and spoils of genius framed against the gritty, banal canvas of normal life.
December 15, 2000
There are few more thrilling sights around than watching the great Ed Harris furiously hovering over a canvas in Pollock.
Read More | Original Score: 3/4
December 15, 2000
Stands out among creative bio-pics for an ability to show art being made in a way that's as realistic and exciting as it's ever been on screen.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
December 14, 2000
A passionate, shrewd, and well-cast biopic of 20th-century America's favorite tortured painter.
Read More | Original Score: 63/100
December 14, 2000
Brawls and bravado aside, Pollock has the stiffness of an official biography.
December 14, 2000
Harris's intensity in the role and commitment to it is ferocious.
December 14, 2000
It's almost like Pollock has come back from the dead and that we're watching a recently made documentary instead of a fiction film.
December 13, 2000
Other than depicting his wild mood swings, there's not too much to this cinematic representation of Pollock.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
December 13, 2000
The pleasure of watching these two superb actors [Harris and Harden] play figures of such stature without a trace of sentimentality is enormous.
Read More | Original Score: 4/5