The Hollywood Reporter

By Kirk Honeycutt
Infamous gives you the unique opportunity to see how two sets of filmmakers can take exactly the same story, make extremely tough though different choices in emphasis and tone and achieve brilliant movies.
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New York Post

By Kyle Smith
Dizzy with celebrity, New York society and gay life (if all that isn't the same thing), Infamous is more fun. But "Capote" is a better movie.
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Philadelphia Inquirer

By Carrie Rickey
"Capote" is serious, deep and unadorned in the manner of the 1967 movie adaptation of the writer's true-crime novel "In Cold Blood." And Infamous boasts the high-gloss frivolity of the 1961 film version of Capote's "Breakfast at Tiffany's."
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New York Daily News

By Jack Mathews
I don't know if that makes Infamous a better movie, but it's certainly as good and a lot more fun. British actor Toby Jones is so physically right in the role, you'll think Capote is playing himself.
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San Francisco Chronicle

By Mick LaSalle
Watch Infamous on its own. It's a worthy film in its own right, with its own virtues.
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USA Today

By Claudia Puig
It's a stellar cast, but you can't help but lament the bad timing.
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Boston Globe

By Ty Burr
The pleasure of Infamous is in its gallery of larger-than-life portrayals.
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Wall Street Journal

By Joe Morgenstern
The film benefits from three splendid performances: Toby Jones as Capote, an aggressively gay elf exuding a tosspot charm; Sandra Bullock as Nelle Harper Lee, a novelist who uses spoken words with quiet precision, and Daniel Craig as Perry, a deluded monster who is nonetheless forthright and strong.
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Entertainment Weekly

By Lisa Schwarzbaum
The added value that writer-director Douglas McGrath has in mind is gossip -- and a goggly interest in gossip becomes the glittering gimmick of Infamous.
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Rolling Stone

By Peter Travers
The film's most pleasing surprise is the beautifully nuanced portrait of Capote's confidante, "To Kill a Mockingbird" author Harper Lee, by Sandra Bullock. You heard me. Bullock gives the film what it otherwise lacks: the ring of truth.
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68 out of 100
Generally favorable reviews
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