128 mins
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Filmed on location in San Francisco, Milk is Gus Van Sant's account of the first openly gay ... More

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Milk | Ratings & Reviews

"This was always going to be good – it's got Sean Penn (Dead Man Walking) in it and director Van Sant is a master of both arty indies (like Paranoid Park) and more commercial fayre (Good Will Hunting). But it's better than good – it's awesome."

Flicks, TeamFlicks

"Brolin's work is superlatively expressive of the inchoate impulses roiling inside his sorry character. But good as most of the cast is, the show belongs squarely to Penn."


"Harvey Milk was an intriguing, inspiring figure. Milk is a marvel."

The New York TimesThe New York Times

"It's a total triumph, brimming with humor, heart, sexual heat, political provocation and a crying need to stir things up, just like Harvey did. If there's a better movie around this year, with more bristling purpose, I sure as hell haven't seen it."

Rolling StoneRolling Stone

"Sean Penn never tries to show Harvey Milk as a hero, and never needs to. He shows him as an ordinary man, kind, funny, flawed, shrewd, idealistic, yearning for a better world."

Roger EbertRoger Ebert

"There's nothing terribly wrong with Milk, it's just that its celebration of a culture and a neighborhood, its valentine to the early days of gay rights activism, is mostly more conventional than compelling."

Los Angeles TimesLos Angeles Times

"The film is superbly crafted, covering huge amounts of time, people and the zeitgeist without a moment of lapsed energy or inattention to detail."

Hollywood ReporterHollywood Reporter

"Milk thoroughly deserves all of the press ink that will doubtless be spilt over it. Wear your 'Vote Penn' Oscar pin with pride."

Empire MagazineEmpire Magazine

Milk | Details

Award winner
Best Actor for Sean Penn and Best Original Screenplay - Academy Awards 2009.
M, contains offensive language & sexual references
Drama, True Story & Biography
Country of origin

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