Pollock Synopsis
Bad reviews and alcoholism trouble painter Jackson Pollock (Ed Harris).
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77
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Chicago Sun-Times

By Roger Ebert
Pollock is confident, insightful work--one of the year's best films.
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88

Boston Globe

By Jay Carr
Like its subject, Pollock is a messy creation, but one whose depth of commitment and high attack keeps it on track.
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88

New York Daily News

By Jami Bernard
Harris convincingly creates one "Pollock" after another over the course of the movie.
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80

Rolling Stone

By Peter Travers
Ed Harris, who plays Pollock and makes his debut as a director - doing both jobs superbly, by the way - is angst incarnate.
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75

Philadelphia Inquirer

By Carrie Rickey
It is a difficult and demanding movie, one that rewards the persevering moviegoer just as Pollock's difficult and demanding paintings...
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75

San Francisco Chronicle

By Wesley Morris
Renders the juicy bits of the artist's life in two hours of pulsing highlights that suggest a man who never really had any emotional or...
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75

Entertainment Weekly

By Owen Gleiberman
For all the praise that has been heaped upon it, is a quasisatisfying, half realized vision.
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70

Wall Street Journal

By Joe Morgenstern
Several startling depictions of the artist at work make you forget, if only temporarily, the serious shortcomings of the script.
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63

Mr. Showbiz

By Michael Atkinson
The dilemma is simple: Living, making art, and then dying does not constitute much of a story.
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63

USA Today

By Mike Clark
The movie falls short of achieving its apparent goal: being the "Raging Bull" of the art world.
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Rated R | For Language and Brief Sexuality
What Parents Need to Know
Common Sense Media says Iffy for 16+ Wonderful movie, but for adults and older teens.
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VIOLENCE & SCARINESS
LANGUAGE
DRINKING & DRUGS
SEXY STUFF