Infamous (2007) Unfairly dismissed as "the other Truman Capote movie," Infamous takes a different tack in portraying the story of his true-crime masterpiece In Cold Blood .…
DVD Review

Infamous (2007)

EW's GRADE
A-

Details Release Date: Feb 13, 2007; DVD Release Date: Feb 13, 2007; Movie Rated: R; Genres: Biography, Drama; With: Sandra Bullock and Toby Jones; Distributor: Warner Independent Pictures

Unfairly dismissed as ''the other Truman Capote movie,'' Infamous takes a different tack in portraying the story of his true-crime masterpiece In Cold Blood. The film's first half, jaunty and lighthearted, focuses on his high-society Manhattan lifestyle; the second hypothesizes that Capote had an affair, emotional or otherwise, with murderer Perry Smith (Craig). EXTRAS Writer-director Douglas McGrath's consistently informative commentary is full of Capote anecdotes, plus the tidbit that Mark Ruffalo, cast as Smith, dropped out at the last minute.

Originally posted Feb 09, 2007 Published in issue #921 Feb 16, 2007 Order article reprints