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Milk (2008)

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5 out of 10 Sean Penn OMG!
Patricia from Kildare, 19 Oct 2011
Sean Penn, an incredible actor, is so well suited to this film. He would have made Mr Milk proud! This film is soaked in amazing chameleonic actors who turned themselves into very interesting characters for this film. The storyline is depicted very well. Costumes and sets are so cool. In parts it will make you feel embarrassed that the world was so backward and sadly still is today not only regarding Gay Rights but many other Rights topics too. The story will leave you with a lot of food for thought & sadness at the loss of Harvey Milk. Highly recommend this film.
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3.5 out of 10 Drawn out but historically true .. great Sean Penn
Alan from Dublin, 07 Nov 2009
Sean Penn was great in "All the Kinds's Men" where he played the role of Willie Stark, a US politician who grew up from the grassroots poor in Louisiana. In this movie he was great in playing the role of Harvey Milk, a US politican who grew up from the grassroots gay community in San Francisco. Interesting parallels, Penn was superb in both movies. This movie, however, was a bit too drawn out, too faithful to reality in the sense that it was a hint of a documentary, but still enjoyable and educa
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2.5 out of 10 Reality is hard to make interesting
Ken from Louth, 10 Mar 2010
One of the problems of real life is how to make a good film of it. Often documentaries work better. The same is true of Milk. While Penn is excellent and the subject matter is important the overall approach of this film makes it very mixed and in parts quite dull and poorly executed. This is especially true when real life footage is mixed in. As a film it is very hit and miss. The use of Penn recording the events is very good. Overall it works best when we see Milk as activist.
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4.5 out of 10 Thanks Harvey, It's been Emotional..
martha from Waterford, 10 Nov 2010
Sean Penn can do no wrong in my book. I admit that it may have been a little drawn out, but I did walk away from the film with a strong sense of Harvey Milk. Whether it's accurate or not, I believe it did a good job of humanising a man whose life became highly politicised. I guess it really makes you wonder how ordinary people can have the courage to live such remarkable lives.
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4.5 out of 10 the milk man
simon from Cavan, 05 Sep 2009
good film.though if your squeemish about men kissing im sorry but this ain't the film for you!Sean Penn turns himself inside out for this role pulling out a great never see films concerning homosexuals today or there well know more films like this would be great and would educate many ignorant people and hopefully change a few view's on things.
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What's it about....
The story of California's first openly gay elected official, Harvey Milk, a San Francisco supervisor who was assassinated along with Mayor George Moscone by San Francisco Supervisor Dan White.

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