Capote was one of those movies where I can’t really say anything bad about it, but I’m struggling to tell you what was really excellent.
It’s sad this true story has been tread on so many times, because while it’s very well done it’s a tired formula. The parts of Truman Capote’s real life that would have made the film more distinctive seem to be glossed over in favor of keeping the movie around two hours. Somehow the film still really drags for the first hour.
The second half is well worth the price of admission for it’s absorbing narrative. The final few acts really do keep you glued to the screen, and even if you don’t know the real life story of Truman Capote you will be able to guess it’s ending just by watching Phillip Seymour Hoffman’s intense performance.