Capote

Capote

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Philip Seymour Hoffman - in an Oscar, BAFTA and Golden Globe-winning performance - is author Truman Capote. Set in 1959, it covers the fey New York writer's dubious methods in writing In Cold Blood, his non-fiction chronicle of a brutal Kansas murder and its subsequent trial. More

Inspired by the story material, Capote and his partner Harper Lee (Catherine Keener), travel to the town to research for an article. As he digs deeper into the story, he is inspired to expand the project into what would be In Cold Blood - considered by some to be the first non-fiction novel. Capote arranges extensive interviews with the prisoners, especially Perry Smith (Clifton Collins Jr.), an articulate man with a troubled history. Capote feels compassion for Smith, a feeling that conflicts with his journalistic duties and the need for closure on his book.

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2005Rating: M114 minsUSA, Canada
DramaTrue Story & Biography

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Capote | Awards

Award Winner
Best Actor (Seymour Hoffman) winner at the Academy Awards, Golden Globes (in the Dramatic category), and BAFTAs 2006

Capote | Reviews

89%195 reviews

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Variety

Variety

The mesmerizing performance of Philip Seymour Hoffman as the celebrated writer dominates every scene... Enthralls in every aspect.

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The New York Times

The New York Times

A fascinating and fine-grained reconstruction.

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Roger Ebert

Roger Ebert

A film of uncommon strength and insight.

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Hollywood Reporter

Hollywood Reporter

An exceptional movie that digs deeply into an artist at the height of his creativity.

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Empire Magazine

Empire Magazine

An outstanding film, showcasing a great performance, at once celebrating, analysing and criticising an important writer and his major book.

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Capote | Release Details

Capote is available to stream in Australia now on Google Play and Apple TV and Prime Video Store.