Milk Synopsis
The life of Mr. Milk--the first openly gay man to be elected to public office in America.
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Movie Reviews

SUPERB OSCAR-WORTHY PERFORMANCE BY SEAN PENN! GRADE: SOLID A

By MOVIES REVIEWER
Gus Van Sant's 2 hr 8 min movie about the ill-fated San Francisco openly gay Supervisor and gay civil-rights leader is TOP CLASS - excellently well-done! The entire cast gave such commendable...

A Solid, Historically Accurate Film

By Big_Joe
Van Sant's mix of historical footage into his film bridges the decades of change in the US. Many young people are unaware that a person could be arrested for just being in a gay bar. Unless you were a...

Enlightening.

By What the Huh
First of all, what is with all the reviews of people panning the movie without having seen it? That a large part of the U.S. can't progress past blatent hatred is shameful. Disgusting. I have...

Good documentation of history.

By briannn101
Well it may be a little uncomfortable watching any two guys making out on the big screen when your not gay. But when its James Franco its just a little weirder. The movie came out at a good time...

My Favorite Movie of 2008 (Although I Saw It In 2009)

By glxy2
I will rate the movie on a scale from 0 to 10. 0 being the worst and 10 the best. Acting: 10 Plot: 10 Writing/Good Dialogue: 9 Directing: 8 Climax: 9 Keeps You Interested:...

An amazing movie

By sirbubbles42
This is one of the best movies of the year. Sean Penn is incredible as Harvey Milk and truly deserving of an Oscar. Though the events occured over thirty years ago, they're very similar to what's...

Powerful and moving

By jeanbean1
Go go go to see this. Sean Penn is powerful and you will leave thinking about it....

politically charged propaganda that made a boring film

By FRONT_ROW_
While I'll admit Sean Penn is a good actor this was a poor choice for him. This is nothing more than a one sided look at a issue that has another side that went entirely unrepresented and furthermore...

MILK

By thepatrician
A VERY STRONG MOVIE FROM A REALITY NOT THAT LONG AGO. IT REMINDED ME OF THE STILL STRONG CHRISTIAN REPUBLICAN PARTY AND THEIR ADLED BRAINS. FUNNY HOW THE MORMONS ARE FOLLOWING UP ON THEIR ATTACK OF...

Excellent Film...Well Made...Very accurate

By mrb1977
Accurate, Entertaining, and well done. Great movie for all to see, most anyone would enjoy, especially for those with a love of history and civil rights. Great Film!...

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Rated R | For language, some sexual content and brief violence
What Parents Need to Know
Common Sense Media says Memorable, mature biopic brings a movement to life.
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