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Alfred Kinsey was an entomologist who taught at Indiana University and had a keen interest in an area of human behavior that had seen little scholarly research -- human sexuality. While the courtship and reproductive patterns of animals had been carefully documented, Kinsey believed that most "established facts" about human sexual behavior were a matter of conjecture rather than research and that what most people said about their sex lives was not born out by the evidence (a subject that had personal resonance for him given the troubles he and his wife Clara Kinsey had in the early… More

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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 90%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"The shame is that the film doesn't convey more mess or danger; its sex and its politics are almost entirely dinner-table-friendly."
‑ , Time Out
"The biopic succumbs to a paint-by-numbers feel as it dutifully touches the highs and lows of a life that can't easily fit within two hours."
‑ Eric Harrison, Houston Chronicle
"A seriously by-the-numbers biopic..."
‑ David Nusair, Reel Film Reviews
""Kinsey" is itself a sex education movie that uses historical fact and personal stories to articulate things that statistics can't reveal, like the uniqueness of every individual's imagination."
‑ Cole Smithey,
"He's a terribly flawed man but instead of soapy histrionics, Condon underlines the tragedy with outrageous humour."
‑ Stella Papamichael,
"It's delightfully playful for a serious movie, balancing glib wit against its pathos and controversy."
‑ Roger Moore, Orlando Sentinel
"Smart, eloquent and refreshingly free of condescension, Kinsey makes clear we'd all be a lot worse off without him."
‑ Rene Rodriguez, Miami Herald
"Great movie, but not for kids."
‑ Nell Minow, Common Sense Media
"I urge you to go see this film when it comes to a theater near you -- not only to enjoy a well made film, but also to send a message that there ain't nothing wrong with a little bump and grind."
‑ Devin Faraci, CHUD
"The saddening thing about Kinsey is that it's no longer as funny as it would have been just a few years ago."
‑ Rob Gonsalves,
"The great thing about Kinsey is the triumphant way it entertains, informs and electrifies us with the highest values of traditional cinema while opening our hearts and minds with the liberating potential of human diversity."
‑ Rex Reed, New York Observer
"One heck of a flick, paying homage to an imperfect man whose impact on history may be substantial, and yet painting him as a clumsy, passionate fellow who's simply trying to figure things out."
‑ Tom Long, Detroit News
"Fascinating as well as entertaining..."
‑ Felix Vasquez Jr., Cinema Crazed
"Performances are excellent, and the period look is impeccable, but Condon's worshipful tone makes the movie an exercise in unconscious irony: an utterly conventional biography of an utterly unconventional man."
‑ Jim Lane, Sacramento News & Review
"Notable for encompassing a man committed in the extreme to the uninhibited, matter of fact scrutiny of sexuality, even if open and exposed like a wound."
‑ Prairie Miller, Long Island Press
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