• Pollock (2001)


Release Date: February 16th, 2001

DVD Release Date: July 24th, 2001

R |1 hr 58 min

Plot Summary

In August of 1949, Life Magazine ran a banner headline that begged the question: "Jackson Pollock: Is he the greatest living painter in the United States?" The film is a look back into the life of an extraordinary man, a man who has fittingly been called "an artist dedicated to concealment, a celebrity who nobody knew." As he struggled with self-doubt, engaging in a lonely tug-of-war between needing to express himself and wanting to shut the world out, Pollock began a downward spiral.

Cast: Ed Harris, Marcia Gay Harden, Amy Madigan, Jennifer Connelly, Jeffrey Tambor, Bud Cort, John Heard, Val Kilmer

Director: Ed Harris

Genres: Drama

Production Co: Fred Berner Films, Brant-Allen, Zeke Productions, Pollock Films

Keywords: New York City, Fall, Dark, Gritty, Wife, Touching, 1950s, Transformation, 1940s

Ratings & Reviews

  • 63
    Michael AtkinsonMr. Showbiz

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

  • 75
    Carrie RickeyPhiladelphia 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

  • 70
    Joe MorgensternWall Street Journal

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

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