Milk Movie Reviews
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This is one of the best films I've seen in a long time. Expertly written and directed, performances are all hauntingly real. Sean Penn is just the right amount of ugly to pull it off believably. James Franco, Emile Hirsch and Josh Brolin turn in some of their best performances to date. If this film was in the theatres before the election Proposition 8 would not have passed.
A very good, but not great movie. I found myself drifting a few times during the film, which isn't a good thing. Sean Penn is mesmerizing, and seems to actually "become" Harvey Milk. The reinactment of the late 70's (a time dear to my heart) is well done with the morphing of actual footage and use of vintage autos. Dan White's (Josh Brolin) slow simmer of rage is well played. I'd highly recommend watching the performance of Emile Hirsch (playing Cleve Jones). Outstanding!