|Starring:||Dan Futterman, Bruce Greenwood, Bob Balaban, Catherine Keener, Araby Lockhart, Allie Mickelson, Clifton Collins Jr., Robert Huculak, Chris Cooper, Philip Seymour Hoffman, Marshall Bell, Mark Pellegrino, Amy Ryan|
|Studio:||SONY PICTURES HOME ENTERTAINMENT|
|Collections:||Award Winners & Nominees, Top 400 All-Time Rentals|
|Run time:||1 hour 54 minutes|
|Rental release:||02 Mar 2009|
|Subtitles:||English, Dutch, Hindi|
|Hearing impaired subtitles:||English|
By Tom Charity from LOVEFiLM
Bennett Miller's biopic of great American novelist Truman Capote. The film centres on a period when Capote is researching a mass murder for his novel In Cold Blood. The events shape his character and the novel shapes American literature irreversibly.
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The WhisperingBy Vladimir Ripjakokof from London, UK , 30 Apr 2007
[Highly rated reviewer]Philip Seymour Hoffman must do an incredible job of impersonating Truman Capote in this movie (I don't know this for sure because I, unlike the self congratulatory critics it seems, never knew Mr Capote). I have no idea why else this film would have met with the critical acclaim it did. I refuse to believe that I just didnt get it or that it was too smart for me--this film was anything but.
Hoffman whispers his way through the movie making the dialogue very difficult to hear, let alone care about.
The film plods and this is compounded on by underdeveloped characters for whom the viewer can build no kind of empathy.
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slow but movingBy notyou (16 reviews) , 24 Feb 2013An excellent film, no violence just pure genius. If you want action go elsewhere, if you want a film that's thought provoking, go for it.
Philip Seymour Hoffman is astonishingBy twosoddingcats (269 reviews) from Kingston-upon-Thames , 17 Dec 2012I had seen the other Capote movie (Infamous) with British actor Toby Jones and Sandra Bullock as Harper Lee so I was interested in seeing this version. Hoffman is staggeringly good in this as are the rest of the ensemble cast. Whereas Infamous focused on the sexual tension between Capote and Perry, Capote hones in on Capote using Perry to get his book completed .a book he feels will make him an internationally renowned writer. At the core of the script is an artist using a convict for his art Capote just wants both of them executed so he can finally publish his book. Perry believes the book will help get their death sentences commuted to life imprisonment but in fact, Capote hides the title of the book from Perry (In cold blood) as the book merely depicts the killings and the guilt of both men. Having seen both films, I now want to read the book by Capote to see if its as good as they say. Incidentally, the book touches on the other American literary classic To kill a mocking bird which his childhood friend, Harper Lee, had published while Capote was writing In cold blood. Watch the 10 minute sequence in the prison cell with Perry and Capote when Perry finally talks about the killings and it becomes clear they killed without remorse- really chilling.
gripping............ a breath of fresh air !!By haylesbaylespigstales (177 reviews) from Fleetwood , 01 Aug 2012such a good film, different from what I would normally choose but variety is the name of the game sometimes!!
Mr Hoffman is just brilliant, always thought he was under rated, he deserves acclaim for this film as he made it!!
would watch again without a doubt
takes a bit to get going but certainly worth the wait!By angloitalian (34 reviews) , 10 Apr 2012Capote is a movie that follows the writer Truman Copote from his intital interest in a local and grizzly murder of a family into the culmination of the writing of his book in cold blood that tells the tale of the brutal events
Capote spends 4 years going through the writing process which takes him to all the realms of human emotion espeically after he spends so much of that time with the criminals themselves
Capote is an almost biographical story of the famous writer and the process he took of writing one of his most famous works
I found the film a bit slow to get going at first and found Capote himself to be hard watching
However as the films goes on you become more involved and by the end you are certainly hooked and are left in no wonder as to why Hoffman won an academy award for the role
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Admire great acting.By Platospupil (206 reviews) , 01 Dec 2011What a splendid and gripping film. Hoffman is a genius and acts the pants of the rest of the cast. The story of an obsessive and inspired author putting everything, even the lives of others, to risk for the sake of a new narrative is extraordinary and wonderfully told. This is a film of faces. Faces, faces, faces everywhere. I found myself revelling in the sequence of wonderful, period looks of people, places and things.
I also wondered if there was a point forward here too? Andy Warhol was not to emerge for another twenty years but Capote looks and feels like the premonition of that brat pack.. Fascinating.