Capote

Capote

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Average of 2036 ratings: 3.4 Stars

2005 M Contains violence and offensive language.

Flamboyant yet mysterious, writer Truman Capote (Philip Seymour Hoffman), who penned the elegant Breakfast at Tiffany's, was the toast of New York society. But he was also able to channel the grit and grime of what may be one of the most notorious murder cases in Kansas history with his novel In Cold Blood. In researching the crime, Capote found himself in a dance with the devil: the ringleader behind the killings (Clifton Collins Jr.).

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Duration
110 minutes
Studio
Sony Pictures
Awards
2006 Academy Awards
Best Actor: Philip Seymour Hoffman
2005 BAFTA
BAFTA Award for Best Actor in a Leading Role: Philip Seymour Hoffman

DVD details

Screen Format
1.85:1 Widescreen
Zone
4
Subtitles
English for the Hearing Impaired, English Audio Commentary, English Audio Commentary, Hindi, English
Audio
English Dolby Digital 5.1 448kbps, English Audio Commentary Dolby Digital 2.0 192kbps, English Audio Commentary Dolby Digital 2.0 192kbps

56 Member Reviews Write a review

1 by mike313

I couldn't get into it, it's slow and dosen't go anywhere and I didn't watch the whole thing. Thought it might be worth it as it was an Oscar winner and I can understand why as the lead actor who plays... Read more

4 by David J.

The most remarkable feature of this film is the extraordinary acting performance of Philip Seymour Hoffman as the illustrious author and tinsel New York socialite, Truman Capote. The true story of... Read more

4 by Desverger

I wasn't familiar with the subject or his books, but this is a fantastic story of an utter bastard.

3.5 by addy

All you have to do to appreciate this film, and Seymour Hoffman's performance is to watch the great, seriously odd Truman Capote on Youtube. He was a small, brilliant man, a great writer with a polarizing... Read more

4 by Roxaane

I agree with the review by jnf. Watching the Special Feature with Phillip Seymour Hoffman et al commenting added even more.

3.5 by Chunkylover53

A slow burning drama (maybe a little to slow at times). Hoffman was amazing. And the topic fascinating. The true events of this story, basically led to Capote's self destruction. Very moving scenes at the end.

5 by auranz

an awesome movie, it is hard to like the characters and portrays self serving interests in the name of fame and fortune, a genuine relationship formed that was used to make gains challenges you to move... Read more

5 by jmf

What a performance by Hoffman - and not a bum note in the whole movie! The story is fascinating - a meaningless murder by two no-hopers and a journo who decides to chronicle their journey from murder... Read more

3 by Dum22

I got this movie because I knew Capote was famous but didn't know much more than that. This was probably why I enjoyed it because his story unfolded as it went along. A bit turgid viewing but from... Read more

4 by Iamthelizardqueen.

Strangely compelling. Not so much for PSH's overcooked performance but for the supporting players who are universally excellent, & the sensitive, intelligent treatment of the central tragedy & it's many adjuncts. Give it a chance. Rewarding.