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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 come to trust Capote and allow him into their lives, giving him his story.

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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 90%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"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."
‑ J. Hoberman, Village Voice
"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."
‑ Peter Howell, Toronto Star
"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."
‑ Matthew Pejkovic, Matt's Movie Reviews
"Hoffman tries, but mainly just gets the surface of Capote."
‑ Rob Gonsalves,
"a milestone in modern acting, and quite fascinating in any number of ways, particularly its depiction of the minutiae of the writer's life."
‑ Jay Antani, Cinema Writer
"Hoffman goes beyond impersonation to something close to possession."
‑ Steve Murray, Atlanta Journal-Constitution
"A meditation on the artist's obligations to the art and to society and lines that blur when you cross them."
‑ Roger Moore, Orlando Sentinel
"Aims for starkness but ends up as tastefulness"
‑ Fernando F. Croce, CinePassion
"I am aware that virtually every critic in America if not on the planet has lauded Hoffman's portrayal of the author and that I am in the minority. Watching Hoffman I felt something primal was missing from his interpretation ... To my mind, Hoffman's work"
‑ Ted Murphy, Murphy's Movie Reviews
"all kinds of of ambitions -- noble and otherwise --converge; where self-doubt is less a necessary editor than an objection to be overcome."
‑ Philip Martin, Arkansas Democrat-Gazette
"Skillfully and economically put together."
‑ Jonathan Rosenbaum, Chicago Reader
"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."
‑ Bruce Westbrook, Houston Chronicle
"The Passion of Truman Capote"
‑ Thomas Peyser, Style Weekly (Richmond, VA)
"...the one award I'm sure it will win, Best Actor for Hoffman"
‑ Michael A. Smith, Nolan's Pop Culture Review
"A quiet but hypnotic film that earns its nominations."
‑ Bruce Bennett, Spectrum (St. George, Utah)
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