Kinsey (2004)

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… More

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Rated: R
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Genre: Drama
Release Date: November 12, 2004
DVD Release Date: May 17, 2005
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Critic Score: 90% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: A biopic of the sex researcher is hailed as adventurous, clever, and subversive, with fine performances by Liam Neeson and Laura Linney.

Time Out

The shame is that the film doesn't convey more mess or danger; its sex and its politics are almost entirely dinner-table-friendly.

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Eric Harrison
Houston Chronicle

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.

David N. Butterworth

"Kinsey," like the pioneering sex researcher profiled therein, reduces its subject to a bit of a dry academic exercise.

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Roger Moore
Orlando Sentinel

It's delightfully playful for a serious movie, balancing glib wit against its pathos and controversy.

Rene Rodriguez
Miami Herald

Smart, eloquent and refreshingly free of condescension, Kinsey makes clear we'd all be a lot worse off without him.

David Nusair
Reel Film Reviews

A seriously by-the-numbers biopic...

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Rex Reed
New York Observer

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.

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Tom Long
Detroit News

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.

Nell Minow
Common Sense Media

Great movie, but not for kids.

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Flixster Audience Score: 75% Flixster User Reviews
Kevin M. Williams
The start of the sexual revolution for the hoi polloi begins when an obscure researcher opts to go the populist route and to give 'em what they want.… More
Randy Tippy
The biographical story of Alfred Kinsey, the trail blazing scientist who, in 1948, shocked the world with his sensational book "Sexual Behavior in the… More
Ken Stachnik
Great acting, some really fun moments. It's not going to rock your world, but it might nudge it a little.
Lady D'arbanville
Depicting the true life events of Alfred Kinsey and his famously publicised sex studies that would cause much debate across America during the 1940?s. Good… More
Spencer S.
A biographical film concerning the findings, research, and life of Dr. Alfred Kinsey, a zoologist and entomologist who turned his attention to the science of… More
Jens S.
This biopic tells the story of Alfred Kinsey who revolutionized people's views on human sexuality with his surveys and books. The film follows his studies… More

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