Pollock (2000)

In August of 1949, Life Magazine ran a banner headline that begged the question: "Jackson Pollock: Is he the greatest living painter in the United States?" Already well known in the New York art world, he had become a household… More

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Rated: R
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Genre: Drama
Release Date: December 15, 2000
DVD Release Date: July 24, 2001
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Critic Score: 81% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: Though Pollock does not really allow audiences a glimpse of the painter as a person, it does powerfully depict the creative process. Harris throws himself into the role and turns in a compelling performance.

Peter Rainer
New York Magazine/Vulture

Harris as an actor does justice to his long-term passion to play Pollock.

Carrie Rickey
Philadelphia Inquirer

A difficult and demanding movie, one that rewards the persevering moviegoer just as Pollock's difficult and demanding paintings ultimately reward the steadfast.

John A. Nesbit
Old School Reviews

a plodding glimpse of the latter part of Jackson Pollock's life

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Geoff Pevere
Toronto Star

That altogether rare movie about an artist that works because it takes the art itself for granted.

John Hartl
Seattle Times

Harris ... gives perhaps the performance of his screen career, making the most of his physical resemblance to Pollock while bringing a scary, single-minded intensity to the part.

Nell Minow
Common Sense Media

Wonderful movie, but for adults and older teens.

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Stanley Kauffmann
The New Republic

Just -- yes, just -- one more film about that perennially obdurate subject, an artist.

Wesley Morris
San Francisco Chronicle

A ruddy little movie with a seething core and a chill in its bones.

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Cole Smithey

In the same way a tap dancer innately understands the percolating syncopation of all jazz music, Ed Harris identifies character rhythms and physical possibilities in drama.

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Flixster Audience Score: 74% Flixster User Reviews
Chris Weber
This was a real labor of love for Ed Harris, who made his directorial debut and takes the lead as the title character. What we get is a semi-standard biopic… More
Lorenzo von Matterhorn
<i>"A True Portrait of Life and Art."</i> A film about the life and career of the American painter, Jackson Pollock.… More
Dan Schultz
A unique, well-directed and acted biopic concerning the troubled artist Jackson Pollock (Ed Harris), his relationship with his wife (Marcia Gay Harden), and how… More
Tim Sigur
Great bio-film with an amazing performance from Ed Harris. I have always been a fan of his work, which is why I sought out this movie. Jackson Pollock was also… More
Alex roy
Flawed, but interesting biopic of Jackson Pollock. Pollock, brilliantly played by Ed Harris is an eccentric abstract painter who revolutionized the art form.… More
Mark Hobin
Curiously uninvolving biography of the revolutionary American painter. Does not delve deeply enough into the man. Instead we get standard snapshots of the… More