His life changed history. His courage changed lives.
Sean Penn, Emile Hirsh, Josh Brolin, Diego Luna, James Franco, Alison Pill, Victor Garber, Denis O'Hare
Gus van Sant
|Screenplay||Dustin Lance Black|
|Sound formats||Dolby Digital, Sony Dynamic Digital Sound, DTS|
|Produced by||Focus Features, Axon Films, Groundswell Productions, Jinks/Cohen Company, Sessions Payroll Management|
|Prejudice||Part of plot|
|Comments||Based on the life story of Harvey Milk, the early 'Gay Rights' activist. Some disturbing themes.|
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|Sex / Nudity
||Blood / Gore / Gross
|Guns / Weapons
||Alcohol / Drugs
||Disrespectful / Bad Attitude
|Frightening / Tense Scenes
||Tense Family Scenes
||Topics to talk about
What the Critics say
|Cape Argus / The Star|
Nils van der Linden This is real life, not Hollywood.
Sara Schieron The candlelight vigil marches on...
|Chicago Sunday Times|
Jason Anderson Penn fully honours the real man by giving a performance that elevates and invigorates everyone around him.
James Berardinelli Election Day rather than have it pigeonholed as propaganda whose entire purpose was to sway voters. For those who are not dissuaded by the homosexual subject matter (and it would be unrealistic to pretend that the film's potential box office will not be depressed as a result of this), Milk represents a thought provoking, cathartic, and mostly true tale of politics and courage.
Peter Travers A total triumph, brimming with humor, heart, sexual heat, political provocation and a crying need to stir things up, just like Harvey did. If there's a better movie around this year, with more bristling purpose, I sure as hell haven't seen it.
C. Fuchs While it's just a slice of the real man's life rather than a full biopic, the charming, sometimes funny, occasionally tragic, and motivationally uplifting Milk is engaging from start to finish, and comes off as one of the best pics of the year.
Tomatometer Anchored by Sean Penn's powerhouse performance, Milk is a triumphant account of America's first openly gay man elected to public office.
What the People say
Average .. 80%