Capote (2005) (mini-review++)


(If you’re curious, my review process. It’s also pasted at the end of this post. I don’t believe in Rotten Tomatoes. I just believe in me.)

(***all-purpose SPOILER ALERT*** there may be some in this review)

The mini-review:


acting 9

directing 7

writing 8

effects 8

editing 8

SW score: 40

4 out of 5 octopi

++ This isn’t my favorite Phillip Seymour Hoffman performance but it would be hard to argue that it is not his best. I resisted seeing this film because while I love the book, I wasn’t excited about a movie about the making of the book. But I was wrong. Hoffman captivates the viewer. Catherine Keener delivers an understated but beautiful performance as Harper Lee. Even though I knew the story very well, the movie kept me riveted.




(1) Shark Wrighter (SW) Score: Based on a sum of 5 sub-scores (acting, directing, writing/story, effects: cinematography &/or animation &/or effects, editing) with 1 being terrible and 10 being terrific.

(2) Octopuses (0-5 šŸ™, with 5 being fantastic and 0 being feces)

(3) Octopuses are my unquantifiable feelingā€¦not that SW score is scientificā€¦but this one is even less so

(4) ++ This optional section includes any incredibly *brilliant observations that don’t fit into simple quantitative slices like the scores and octopuses *(they are likely NOT brilliant)

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