Metascore
68

Generally favorable reviews - based on 34 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 29 out of 34
  2. Negative: 0 out of 34
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  1. Infamous gives you the unique opportunity to see how two sets of filmmakers can take exactly the same story, make extremely tough though different choices in emphasis and tone and achieve brilliant movies.
  2. 90
    Less a parable of literary ethics than a showcase of literary personality, and it is in the end more touching than troubling.
  3. 90
    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. He even nails the voice, like that of a chorister caught running a racket with the incense.
  4. 88
    Dizzy with celebrity, New York society and gay life (if all that isn't the same thing), Infamous is more fun. But "Capote" is a better movie.
User Score
8.2

Universal acclaim- based on 44 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 23 out of 25
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 25
  3. Negative: 2 out of 25
  1. Apr 20, 2012
    8
    The best thing about 'Infamous' is the truly stellar cast that provides the performances that a story like this needs. Toby Jones and SandraThe best thing about 'Infamous' is the truly stellar cast that provides the performances that a story like this needs. Toby Jones and Sandra Bullock are the true standouts but there's further great support from the likes of Jeff Daniels, Sigourney Weaver and Daniel Craig. If you're a Gwyneth Paltrow fan she sings for about 3 minutes - though she is good. Full Review »
  2. trishc
    Mar 2, 2008
    10
    Hands down, "Infamous" is the superior movie. It is so entertaining in the beginning, paced just right -- back and forth from Kansas and New Hands down, "Infamous" is the superior movie. It is so entertaining in the beginning, paced just right -- back and forth from Kansas and New York in the middle, and explosive, devastatingly so at the end. The casting is almost perfect, except for the banal Hope Davis, and Toby Jones is -- well, Truman Capote!! Full Review »
  3. TitoO.
    Feb 13, 2008
    0
    This was the worst movie I have ever seen. I can't believe that someone actually tried to out due the original "Capote". It was an awful This was the worst movie I have ever seen. I can't believe that someone actually tried to out due the original "Capote". It was an awful rendition and an embarrassment to the film industry. Full Review »