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Rated R for language, some sexual content and brief violence.

R In Theaters 11/26/2008 , 127min.
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March 05, 2011
Ferniedog2u I 100% agree with you on what you had to say. People who stand out are more remembered than the ones who don't. Harvey Milk had a voice and he used it to stand up to every one, to fight for what he believed in and went place no one thought homosexuals should go or could go. This movie showed and proved that homosexuals are just like every one else just
December 25, 2010
Sean Penn was amazing. The movie was excellent. Must see!
June 19, 2010
Very well done movie, but over-rated. Homosexuals get a raw deal in most countries, severely so in Muslim countries. This film exploits that theme.
November 08, 2009
This movie changed my life i am a 13 year gay boy and the movie made me think about how f@#*ed up the U.S.A. is and you can hate us but we can be who or whatever we want to be. We the homosexuals are not to different from you heteros. We are people too and we have feelings and if you r homophobic well that sucks for you because we are going to be whatever we want to be and you cant change that!
August 12, 2009
Milk was an amazing movie and extraordinary because of what it depicts. Racism, Hatred, Anger just overwhelms society and very few people stand against it and you know what, those are the people that matter. Not the millions that go with the flow and that don't stand out in the crowd, they'll soon be forgotten and lives wasted. But moreso, Harvey Milk wasn't a hero in essence he just encouraged

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A.O. Scott
The New York Times
Harvey Milk was an intriguing, inspiring figure. Milk is a marvel. Full Review
Ann Hornaday
Washington Post
What makes Milk extraordinary isn't just that it's a nuanced, stirring portrait of one of the 20th century's most pivotal figures, but that it's also a nuanced, stirring portrait of the thousands of people he energized. Full Review
Claudia Puig
USA Today
Penn's Oscar-caliber transformation is breathtaking, and the saga of one man's fight for human rights is engrossing. Full Review
Dana Stevens
Gus Van Sant and screenwriter Dustin Lance Black pull off something very close to magic. They make a film that's both historically precise and as graceful, unpredictable, and moving as a good fiction film--that is to say, a work of art. Full Review
James Berardinelli
Milk feels like an important picture, but not in a way that makes it tedious to watch. There's no pretentious sheen to the proceedings. Full Review

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