The Times of Harvey Milk
The Times of Harvey Milk (1984)

Harvey Milk, the first openly gay elected official in United States history, had been serving on San Francisco's Board of Supervisors only 11 months when he, along with Mayor George Moscone, was assassinated in 1978 by Dan White, a… More

Rated: PG
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Release Date: October 26, 1984
DVD Release Date: June 8, 2004
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Michael Sragow
New Yorker

[A] lucid, empathic 1984 documentary ...

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S. Jhoanna Robledo
Common Sense Media

Thought-provoking look at a charismatic politician's life.

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David Nusair
Reel Film Reviews

...tremendously entertaining and surprisingly moving...

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David Ehrenstein
L.A. Weekly

A lot has happened in the 25 years between Rob Epstein's Oscar-winning 1984 documentary and Gus Van Sant's biopic, but the subject of the nation's signal gay rights leader is as relevant as ever.

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Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews

Superb documentary about slain political activist Harvey Milk.

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Douglas Pratt

White comes across, even if one ignores his political and social opinions, as a Travis Bickle who used his outward persona to achieve the first rung of public office. The interviews with him are far more fascinating than those with Milk, just as evil is f

James Kendrick
Q Network Film Desk

a finely structured and deeply moving portrait of not just a man, but, as the title suggests, the times in which he lived and how he affected, and was affected by, them

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John A. Nesbit
Old School Reviews

Throughout the film, Epstein keeps Milk's political agenda in mind

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Emanuel Levy

A chronicle of a significant chapter in gay history as well as a portrait of an endearing figure.

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Flixster Audience Score: 94% Flixster User Reviews
Alex roy
The Times of Harvey Milk is a flawless documentary about on e of the most iconic civil rights activists of the 20th century. Harvey Milk fought for Gay rights… More
jay nixon
wonderful doc profiling someone who wanted to make a difference and the sad miscarriage of justice that followed his slaying.
Spencer S.
Having seen Milk before watching this; the first film to win Best Documentary at the Academy Awards, I was already ingratiated to the image and personality of… More
Laura Cameron
An excellent documentary. Very detailed look at Harvey Milk the man and the politician. I felt his life was celebrated, as it should be, without setting him up… More
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Remi Logan
Its amazing that such a groundbreaking time in American history has been virtually ignored by the public and media. Then again, it involves the history of gay… More