Capote Synopsis
Author Truman Capote redefined the idea of true-crime books with the release of In Cold Blood.
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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Capote review

By Therumrunner5
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Hoffman Embodies CAPOTE

By lugubriousthespian
Phillip Seymour Hoffman is nothing short of brilliant in this riveting account of Truman Capote and his life before and after writing his masterpiece IN COLD BLOOD. Brooding, introspective, and very...

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Rated R | For some violent images and brief strong language
What Parents Need to Know
Common Sense Media says OK for kids 16+ Fascinating biography, but for adults only.
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