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  • 63
    Peter Travers Rolling Stone

    The film's most pleasing surprise is the beautifully nuanced portrait of Capote's confidante, "To Kill a Mockingbird" author Harper Lee, by Sandra Bullock. You heard me. Bullock gives the film what it otherwise lacks: the ring of truth. show more

  • 75
    Mick LaSalle San Francisco Chronicle

    Watch Infamous on its own. It's a worthy film in its own right, with its own virtues. show more

  • 75
    Claudia Puig USA Today

    It's a stellar cast, but you can't help but lament the bad timing. show more

  • 70
    Joe Morgenstern Wall Street Journal

    The film benefits from three splendid performances: Toby Jones as Capote, an aggressively gay elf exuding a tosspot charm; Sandra Bullock as Nelle Harper Lee, a novelist who uses spoken words with quiet precision, and Daniel Craig as Perry, a deluded monster who is nonetheless forthright and strong. show more

  • 75
    Carrie Rickey Philadelphia Inquirer

    "Capote" is serious, deep and unadorned in the manner of the 1967 movie adaptation of the writer's true-crime novel "In Cold Blood." And Infamous boasts the high-gloss frivolity of the 1961 film version of Capote's "Breakfast at Tiffany's." show more

  • 75
    Jack Mathews New York Daily News

    I don't know if that makes Infamous a better movie, but it's certainly as good and a lot more fun. British actor Toby Jones is so physically right in the role, you'll think Capote is playing himself. show more

  • 90
    Kirk Honeycutt The Hollywood Reporter

    Infamous gives you the unique opportunity to see how two sets of filmmakers can take exactly the same story, make extremely tough though different choices in emphasis and tone and achieve brilliant movies. show more

  • 88
    Kyle Smith New York Post

    Dizzy with celebrity, New York society and gay life (if all that isn't the same thing), Infamous is more fun. But "Capote" is a better movie. show more

  • 75
    Maitland McDonagh TV Guide

    Overall, McGrath's film has superior star power (including Gwyneth Paltrow in a one-scene role as a Peggy Lee-like chanteuse), is franker about the sexual nature of Capote's fascination with the murderous Smith and his sad, strangled dreams, and spends more time establishing Capote's glittering New York life before setting him adrift in the heartland. show more

  • 75
    Ty Burr Boston Globe

    The pleasure of Infamous is in its gallery of larger-than-life portrayals. show more

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