Infamous Synopsis
Truman Capote (Toby Jones) develops a relationship with convicted killers when researching a book.
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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...
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88

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...
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75

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...
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75

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...
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75

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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75

USA Today

By Claudia Puig
It's a stellar cast, but you can't help but lament the bad timing.
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75

Boston Globe

By Ty Burr
The pleasure of Infamous is in its gallery of larger-than-life portrayals.
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70

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...
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67

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...
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63

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...
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INFAMOUS vs CAPOTE

By lugubriousthespian
If CAPOTE was the more intelligent, historically accurate representation of the life of writer Truman Capote as he became emotionally involved in the lives of two desperate men convicted of four...

Good

By Marie_movier
Excellent movie, but NOT a MUST GO....

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Rated R
What Parents Need to Know
Common Sense Media says OK for kids 16+ Mature drama follows author's quest for fame.
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