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Capote (2005)


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3 out of 10 Campiness personified
Peter from Mayo, 15 Aug 2007
A lot of reviewers have mentioned that the Philip Seymor Hoffman's accent is a hugely irritating aspect of this film, but if one can get around that (and considering having seen footage of the real Capote it's a pretty true to life representation) this is quite a gripping, albeit slow to take off film, particularly towards the end when Capote is ruthlessly and selfishly seeking a closure for his book which when he gets it effectively scars and shackles him with guilt for the rest of his life.
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4.5 out of 10 Excellent film
Maggie from Mayo, 12 Dec 2007
I really enjoyed this film. Philip Seymour Hoffman was excellent in the lead role. The accent and the 'campness' may be irritating to start with, but if this was part of the man he was, then it is extremely well done. Glimpses of humour too. It is not an action movie, if you're looking for something that is full of thrills and spills then this film is not for you. It is a portrait of one man, and explores the lengths people will go to to achieve their ends, and in this sense is riveting
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5 out of 10 Classic Capote
Gary from Dublin, 28 Jul 2007
This movie is definately an intense and refreshing fascinating insight into the mind of Capote. What made this story so absorbing was that it is all based on fact and how it charts Capote when he wrote his last great novel In Cold Blood. Philip Seymour Hoffman rightly deserved his Oscar for his performance and portrays his turmoil in writing the book. I now want to read this book after seeing the movie. You wont be disappointed with this movie.
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2.5 out of 10 Escaped me I'm afraid
Anthony from Dublin, 28 Jul 2007
This one disappointed me. True the depictation of Truman Caprote was interesting and maybe even engaging but the background really was dreadfully dreary, a little like Trumans voice. It's kinda over acted, over long and over rated. The brief glimpses of the headonistic 70's and 80's in New York are more interesting than the main thrust and for that reason Studio 54 is a more entertaining popcorn pleaser. Watchable but don't get yer hopes up!
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4 out of 10 Bravo Seymour Hoffman
Andrew from Dublin, 11 Dec 2007
Excellent. I've read short stories, and celebrity and travel writings, of Capote but never "In Cold Blood", but I will be reading it at Christmas. Seymour Hoffman is quite perfect, down to the high pitched voice and the fuss he causes when he has a cold. Hoffman stole the show in The Talented Mr. Ripley and here is more of the same gifted insouciance. Great supporting cast including Chris Cooper from American Beauty and Syriana.
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What's it about....
Nominated for 5 Oscars and winner of the Best Actor gong (Philip Seymour Hoffman), this is the much-celebrated drama recounting the events surrounding Capote's most famous literary work, 'In Cold Blood'. In 1959, Truman Capote, a popular writer for The New Yorker, learns about the horrific and senseless murder of a family of four in Halcomb, Kansas. Inspired by the story material, Capote and his partner, Harper Lee, travel to the town to research for an article. However,...

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