Capote
Capote (2005)

On assignment to write an article for 'The New Yorker,' Truman Capote traveled to a small Kansas town, where he began to investigate and report on the gruesome murder of a local family. At first leery of the writer, the townsfolk… More

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Rated: R
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Genre: Drama
Release Date: March 14, 2006
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Critic Score: 90% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: Philip Seymour Hoffman's riveting central performance guides a well-constructed retelling of the most sensational and significant period in author Truman Capote's life.

J. Hoberman
Village Voice

Capote is a cool and polished hall of mirrors reflecting the ways in which Truman Capote came to write (and be written by) In Cold Blood.

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Peter Howell
Toronto Star

The almost perfectly realized Capote -- stumbling only in the lack of shading it gives Keener's and Greenwood's characters -- offers a sobering glimpse at what the author had to give up of his soul to achieve his success.

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Matthew Pejkovic
Matt's Movie Reviews

In a career that has seen actor Phillip Seymour Hoffman play a vast array of characters (and very well at that), Hoffman has found the role of a lifetime which he delivers with uncanny precision.

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Steve Murray
Atlanta Journal-Constitution

Hoffman goes beyond impersonation to something close to possession.

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Roger Moore
Orlando Sentinel

A meditation on the artist's obligations to the art and to society and lines that blur when you cross them.

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Fernando F. Croce
CinePassion

Aims for starkness but ends up as tastefulness

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Jonathan Rosenbaum
Chicago Reader

Skillfully and economically put together.

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Bruce Westbrook
Houston Chronicle

It's a fully realized look at a time and place as well as a riveting study of career obsessions warring with a sense of justice.

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Thomas Peyser
Style Weekly (Richmond, VA)

The Passion of Truman Capote

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Flixster Audience Score: 81% Flixster User Reviews
Edward Boxler
The late, great Philip Seymour Hoffman gives the best performance of his career. The film follows the writing process of Truman Capote as he researches and… More
paul oh
Phillip Seymour Hoffman was the best part and thats why he won the oscar. Thats also why nothing else won an oscar that year as well. There are no real… More
Apeneck Fletcher
Hoffman plays an its-the-end-of-days-but-we're-still-very-civilized attention whore who discovers a way to get noticed all w/o reading the warning… More
Film Crazy
I feel really bad giving this a poor review but i strongly disliked this movie! Yes Philip Seymour Hoffman did a great job and portrayed Capote extremely well,… More
Kase Vollebregt
From first frame to last, this is an extraordinary film. I advise you actually read 'In Cold Blood' before you see the it, but even if you don't… More
Melvin White
Truman Capote: If I leave here without understanding you, the world will see you as a monster. Always. And I don't want that.  Capote is a slow moving,… More

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