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Based on 31 Reviews
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  • 80
    Peter Travers Rolling Stone

    Ed Harris, who plays Pollock and makes his debut as a director - doing both jobs superbly, by the way - is angst incarnate. show more

  • 75
    Wesley Morris San Francisco Chronicle

    Renders the juicy bits of the artist's life in two hours of pulsing highlights that suggest a man who never really had any emotional or psychic downtime. show more

  • 63
    Mike Clark USA Today

    The movie falls short of achieving its apparent goal: being the "Raging Bull" of the art world. show more

  • 70
    Joe Morgenstern Wall Street Journal

    Several startling depictions of the artist at work make you forget, if only temporarily, the serious shortcomings of the script. show more

  • 75
    Carrie Rickey Philadelphia Inquirer

    It is a difficult and demanding movie, one that rewards the persevering moviegoer just as Pollock's difficult and demanding paintings ultimately reward the steadfast. show more

  • 88
    Jami Bernard New York Daily News

    Harris convincingly creates one "Pollock" after another over the course of the movie. show more

  • 63
    Michael Atkinson Mr. Showbiz

    The dilemma is simple: Living, making art, and then dying does not constitute much of a story. show more

  • 100
    Roger Ebert Chicago Sun-Times

    Pollock is confident, insightful work--one of the year's best films. show more

  • 88
    Michael Wilmington Chicago Tribune

    Harris and Harden have real on-screen sympatico, in their nasty battles and good times alike. show more

  • 88
    Jay Carr Boston Globe

    Like its subject, Pollock is a messy creation, but one whose depth of commitment and high attack keeps it on track. show more

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