Capote

Capote

Capote

Philip Seymour Hoffman - in an Oscar, BAFTA and Golden Globe-winning performance - is author Truman Capote. Set in 1959, it covers the fey New York writer's dubious methods in writing In Cold Blood, his non-fiction chronicle of a brutal Kansas murder and its subsequent trial.

Inspired by the story material, Capote and his partner Harper Lee (Catherine Keener), travel to the town to research for an article. As he digs deeper into the story, he is inspired to expand the project into what would be In Cold Blood - considered by some to be the first non-fiction novel. Capote arranges extensive interviews with the prisoners, especially Perry Smith (Clifton Collins Jr.), an articulate man with a troubled history. Capote feels compassion for Smith, a feeling that conflicts with his journalistic duties and the need for closure on his book.

Best Actor (Seymour Hoffman) winner at the Academy Awards, Golden Globes (in the Dramatic category), and BAFTAs 2006
2005Rating: M, Violence and offensive language114 minsUSA, Canada
BiographyDramaTrue Story & Biography
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Variety

Variety

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The mesmerizing performance of Philip Seymour Hoffman as the celebrated writer dominates every scene... Enthralls in every aspect.

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The New York Times

The New York Times

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A fascinating and fine-grained reconstruction.

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The Guardian

The Guardian

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A stunning performance.

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Roger Ebert

Roger Ebert

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A film of uncommon strength and insight.

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Hollywood Reporter

Hollywood Reporter

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An exceptional movie that digs deeply into an artist at the height of his creativity.

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Empire Magazine

Empire Magazine

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An outstanding film, showcasing a great performance, at once celebrating, analysing and criticising an important writer and his major book.

5.0
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Variety

Variety

press

The mesmerizing performance of Philip Seymour Hoffman as the celebrated writer dominates every scene... Enthralls in every aspect.

0
The New York Times

The New York Times

press

A fascinating and fine-grained reconstruction.

0
The Guardian

The Guardian

press

A stunning performance.

0
Roger Ebert

Roger Ebert

press

A film of uncommon strength and insight.

0
Hollywood Reporter

Hollywood Reporter

press

An exceptional movie that digs deeply into an artist at the height of his creativity.

0
Empire Magazine

Empire Magazine

press

An outstanding film, showcasing a great performance, at once celebrating, analysing and criticising an important writer and his major book.

5.0
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