Rent Capote (2005)

3.5 of 5 from 353 ratings
1h 50min
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Synopsis:
In November, 1959, the shocking murder of a smalltown Kansas family captures the imagination of Truman Capote (Philip Seymour Hoffman), famed author of "Breakfast at Tiffany's." Capote sets out to investigate with his childhood friend Harper Lee (Catherine Keener), winning over the locals despite his flamboyant appearance and style. When he forms a bond with the killers and their execution date nears, the writing of "In Cold Blood," a book that will change the course of American Literature, takes a drastic toll on Capote, changing him in ways he never imagined.
Actors:
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Directors:
Voiced By:
Marina Stephenson Kerr
Writers:
Dan Futterman, Gerald Clarke
Others:
William Vince, Michael Ohoven, Caroline Baron
Studio:
Sony
Genres:
Drama
Awards:

2006 BAFTA Best Actor

2006 Oscar Best Actor

BBFC:
Release Date:
03/07/2006
Run Time:
110 minutes
Languages:
English
Subtitles:
English, English Hard of Hearing, Hindi
DVD Regions:
Region 2
Formats:
Pal
Aspect Ratio:
Widescreen 2.35:1
Colour:
Colour
Bonus:
  • Commentaries with Phillip Seymour Hoffman, Director Bennett Miller and Cinematographer Adam Kimmel
  • Documentary about Truman Capote
  • Making Capote
BBFC:
Release Date:
10/05/2010
Run Time:
129 minutes
Languages:
English, Italian, Spanish
Subtitles:
Arabic, Danish, English, English Hard of Hearing, Finnish, Hindi, Italian, Norwegian, Portuguese, Spanish, Swedish
Formats:
Pal
Aspect Ratio:
Widescreen 2.35:1
Colour:
Colour
Bonus:
  • Audio commentary with Philip Seymour Hoffman and director Bennett Miller
  • Audio commentary with Bennett Miller and Adam Kimmel
  • Answered prayers
  • Making Capote

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Reviews (5) of Capote

If you watch one movie about Truman Capote... - Capote review by Kurtz

Spoiler Alert
05/06/2008

..make it “Infamous”- featuring Brit Toby Jones as Capote, it’s a much livelier take on essentially the same segment of the famous author’s life than this offering. In “Capote,” Hoffman’s portrayal of the first gay superstar is faultless, but the Capote’s lisp and determined mincing are surely a bit of an open goal to any actor worth their salt. Endless scenes of Hoffman sitting on planes staring at clouds, fiddling with his specs and unscrewing scotch bottles don’t really portray the inner torment that they are supposed to. Sure, there are valid points made about the morality of Capote becoming a national icon by selling the true-life story of two murderers and a family of innocent victims, but it all gets a bit too introspective- maybe the director was too busy getting Hoffman’s cravat right to worry about the audience.

2 out of 4 members found this review helpful.

Absolutely brilliant - Capote review by JD

Spoiler Alert
03/10/2009

Sometimes 5 stars are not enough. Hoffman and Keener are absolutely absorbing; their cold indifferent but intense relationship is the backdrop to an equally intense relationship between journalist and murderer. There are so many themes running through the plot as examples: the effect of alcoholism on a lonely man and the effect of crime on a remote community. Few better films have I seen.

1 out of 2 members found this review helpful.

Interesting potrayal of Truman Capote's life - Capote review by CP Customer

Spoiler Alert
11/10/2006

This is a thinking person's film, and an interesting story to boot. Writers and friends Capote and Harper Lee choose to research and write about the murder of a family in America's Mid-West. Capote is a witty, person with razor sharp intellect and is played brilliantly by Seymour Hoffman. He captivates the audience with his story telling ability, whether that be at a party or in a book. The relationship between Capote and the murderers as they wait in Death Row is fully explored, as are his morality, values, and sense of obligation to the subjects he is writing about. Fascinating.

1 out of 2 members found this review helpful.

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