Infamous (2006)

Douglas McGrath's Infamous represents the second major biopic about the avant-garde belletrist Truman Capote to be released within a year. It thus tells roughly the same story as Bennett Miller's earlier Capote, recounting the… More

Rated: R
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Genre: Drama
Release Date: February 13, 2007
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Critic Score: 73% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: Though comparisons with last year's Capote may be inevitable, Infamous takes a different angle in its depiction of the author, and stands up well enough on its own.

Stanley Kauffmann
The New Republic

Why did they go ahead anyway? Did they believe that an immense Capote audience was hungering for two films about him?

Anthony Lane
New Yorker

Jones gets everything -- the gestures, the generosity, the mean streak, the bending of the ear to recitals of woe, whether across a lunch table or a prison cell.

Kristin M. Jones
Film Comment Magazine

The other-and possibly greater-Capote pic about the geneiss of In Cold Blood

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Dave Calhoun
Time Out

All that was painted grey in Capote becomes black-and-white here.

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Tasha Robinson
AV Club

The problem with Infamous isn't that it revisits Capote's turf -- it's that it does the same things well, and leaves the same unsatisfying holes.

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Fernando F. Croce

Better than Capote

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Richard Roeper
Ebert & Roeper

Two good films about one subject [are] much better than a lot of bad films about different things.

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Joe Morgenstern
Wall Street Journal

The film benefits from three splendid performances: Toby Jones as Capote, an aggressively gay elf exuding a tosspot charm; Sandra Bullock as Nelle Harper Lee, a novelist who uses spoken words with quiet precision, and Daniel Craig as Perry.

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Amy Nicholson
I.E. Weekly

This worthy second biopic of Truman Capote starts not with a bloodbath, but a cocktail.

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Flixster Audience Score: 69% Flixster User Reviews
Cynthia S.
Really good. Really well done. Really moving...Too many people compared this movie to Phillip Seymour Hoffman's movie. Not really fair, because it is taken… More
Arash Xak
Far more interesting & better portrayal than the overrated Capote and imo nearly as great as In Cold Blood
Carlos Magalhães
Toby Jones is truly great here, though shadowed by Philip Seymour Hoffman's fantastic performance in the far superior Capote - with which the comparisons… More
Chris Garman
Infamous is the account of Truman Capote's research in writing the book In Cold Blood. I said Infamous, not Capote and it's Toby Jones not Philip… More
Randy Tippy
Having seen <i>In Cold Blood</i> (1967) and <i>Capote</i> (2005) I thought I knew what to expect from yet another film treatment of… More
Pierluigi Puccini
Just as good as its more acclaimed and popular counterpart, though a lot less somber and emotional. Toby Jones looks more like the author, his performance is… More

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