100

Wall Street Journal

By Joe Morgenstern
What Mr. Hoffman has done here borders on the miraculous.
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100

The Hollywood Reporter

By Kirk Honeycutt
Capote represents something unique in cinema.…Most eye-catching for critics and audiences in the weeks to come will be Philip Seymour Hoffman's brilliant metamorphosis into the persona of the late author.
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100

Chicago Tribune

The movie's excellence, a stylistic world apart from the strikingly photographed but rather hysterical 1967 film version of Capote's masterwork, is in capturing its subject without pinning him down.
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100

USA Today

By Claudia Puig
In Capote, Philip Seymour Hoffman's brilliant transformation into the mannered writer takes your breath away.
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100

San Francisco Chronicle

By Mick LaSalle
A triumph that goes well beyond Hoffman's tour de force performance.
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91

Entertainment Weekly

By Owen Gleiberman
Capote honors its subject by doing just what Truman Capote did. It teases, fascinates, and haunts.
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88

Philadelphia Inquirer

By Carrie Rickey
Miller and Futterman tell their story with plain, uninflected film language, permitting the ambiguities to surface. Theirs is not the anti-capital-punishment tract of Richard Brooks' excellent 1967 film "In Cold Blood." It is a story about an accomplice to crime who lived to tell the story.
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88

Boston Globe

By Ty Burr
Richly provocative entertainment, as heady as a cocktail party with the Manhattan literati and as vaguely troubling as the morning after.
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88

Rolling Stone

By Peter Travers
Capote is a movie that doesn't pull its punches. It's a knockout.
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75

New York Daily News

By Jack Mathews
What "Capote" fails to reveal to the audience is the sense of a homoerotic attraction between the author and Perry Smith (Clifton Collins Jr.). It is more than implied that one exists, but there isn't a scene between them that supports it or even makes it believable.
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88 out of 100
Universal acclaim
Metascore® based on all critic reviews. Scores range from 0 to 100, with higher scores indicating more favorable reviews.