Truman Capote (Toby Jones) develops an intense relationship with convicted killer Perry Smith (Peter Bogdanovich) while researching what would become one of his greatest works, ``In Cold Blood.''
" [With Hoffman], it was easy to see Capote as someone truly extraordinary, perhaps a genius. Toby Jones... doesn't have that quality, though he does offer something almost as good: Watching him it's easy to believe he's really Truman Capote. "
" British actor Toby Jones is so physically right in the role, you'll think Capote is playing himself. "
" In the early going, Infamous can be generously entertaining and quite funny. But McGrath gradually blends serious ingredients into this comic souffle of chatter and gloss. "
" Infamous is a well-made movie about a fascinating character, and if it weren't essentially a repeat of last year's Capote it would likely be one of the hot flicks in filmdom right now. "
" Infamous is one of the funniest sad movies in recent memory. "
" Infamous is quietly stolen by Sandra Bullock as Harper Lee. "
" It's a silly comedy and Alan's a petty egomaniac, but Coogan is a hoot as he skewers regional British radio and sends up conceited fools. "
" Jones gets everything -- the gestures, the generosity, the mean streak, the bending of the ear to recitals of woe, whether across a lunch table or a prison cell. "
" Jones wears the title role so well that you simply forget he's acting, which wasn't true of Philip Seymour Hoffman last year when he gave a performance that deserved its Oscar. If Jones fails to pick up an Oscar nomination, he should pitch a hissy. "
" McGrath focuses on Capote's own divided soul, where massive insecurity co-exists with great courage. "
" The film benefits from three splendid performances: Toby Jones as Capote, an aggressively gay elf exuding a tosspot charm; Sandra Bullock as Nelle Harper Lee, a novelist who uses spoken words with quiet precision, and Daniel Craig as Perry. "
" Two good films about one subject [are] much better than a lot of bad films about different things. "
" What begins as a mischievous frolic gradually becomes a sad tale about a sad man. "
" When Infamous is on, it's really on. It's much more celebratory of Capote's unequaled, larger-than-life spirit, which can be a joy to watch. "
" All that was painted grey in Capote becomes black-and-white here. "
" Even judged on its own, though, McGrath's movie feels slightly misjudged. "
" Infamous covers just enough new ground to be interesting, but it will always suffer by comparison. "
" No matter how noble the competitor, coming in second in a contest always feels like a lesser effort. "
" Unlike its coolly detached brother, Infamous is right in your face, as amusing in flashes, and annoying for stretches, as any shallow little tyke. "
" Why did they go ahead anyway? Did they believe that an immense Capote audience was hungering for two films about him? "
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