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Rated R for violent images and brief strong language.

R In Theaters 09/30/2005 , 115min.
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Carina Chocano
Los Angeles Times
Miller and Futterman avoid the pitfalls of the genre by refusing to mythologize the artist, plunging instead into the soul of the man. Full Review
Claudia Puig
USA Today
In Capote, Philip Seymour Hoffman's brilliant transformation into the mannered writer takes your breath away. Full Review
Dana Stevens
The New York Times
A fascinating and fine-grained reconstruction of that period in its subject's life, a time when he (Capote) pursued literary glory and flirted with moral ruin. Full Review
David Edelstein
Hoffman goes beyond the surface mannerisms and diction. He disappears into Capote. Full Review
David Rooney
The mesmerizing performance of Phillip Seymour Hoffman as the celebrated writer dominates every scene, while director Bennett Miller and screenwriter Dan Futterman's penetrating study enthralls in every aspect. Full Review

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