- Bonus Documentaries
- Subtitles in French, Spanish, Portuguese, Chinese, Korean & Thai
- Rated: R
- Closed captioning available
- Run Time: 1 hours, 54 minutes
- Video: Color
- Released: March 21, 2006
- Originally Released: 2005
- Label: Sony Pictures
- Encoding: Region 1 (USA & Canada)
- Packaging: Keep Case
- Aspect Ratio: Anamorphic Widescreen - 2.35
- Aspect Ratio: Full Frame - 1.33
- (unspecified) - French
- Dolby Digital 5.1 - English
- Subtitles - English - Close Captioned
- Subtitles - French, Spanish, Portuguese, Chinese, Korean, Thai, Bahasa - Optional
- Additional Release Material:
- Behind the Scenes: (2) Documentaries
- Audio Commentary:
- Philip Seymour Hoffman - Star; Bennett Miller - Director
- Bennett Miller - Director; Adam Kimmel - Cinematographer
Performers, Cast and Crew:
Academy Awards 2005 -
Best Actor: Philip Seymour Hoffman
Entertainment Weekly - 09/30/2005
"Hoffman's portrayal of the petite yet outsize Truman Capote...is impeccable -- it's bound for awards..."
Rolling Stone - 10/06/2005
"Hoffman's unmissable and unforgettable performance as Truman Capote should make him the frontrunner for every Best Actor prize in the book."
Entertainment Weekly - 10/07/2005
"[R]apt, absorbing and thrillingly perceptive....CAPOTE honors its subject by doing just what Truman Capote did. It teases, fascinates, and haunts." -- Grade: A-
New York Times - 09/27/2005
"[A] fascinating and fine-grained reconstruction....Not only does Mr. Hoffman achieve an impressive physical and vocal transformation...but he also conveys, with clarity and subtlety, the complexities of Capote's temperament."
USA Today - 09/30/2005
"The complexity of a gifted author, as well as his self-aggrandizing nature, are what the film focuses on. Hoffman delivers a thrilling and profound Oscar-caliber performance that will haunt viewers well after the movie is over."
Premiere - 11/01/2005
3.5 stars out of 4 -- "Catherine Keener is remarkably subtle and soulful as Capote's friend and helpmeet Harper Lee."
Uncut - 03/01/2006
5 stars out of 5 -- "[T]he movie steers its own delicate course through the ethical minefields of 'faction' with consummate skill....It's Hoffman's film -- a tour de force..."
Sight and Sound - 03/01/2006
"Philip Seymour Hoffman is in complete control of his effects....The Oscar-worthy achievement is really the voice..."
Movieline's Hollywood Life - 03/01/2006
"[I]t's a stark, complex and ultimately stunning examination of a man who exploited others for professional gain and the emotional price he paid."
Total Film - 08/01/2006
4 stars out of 5 -- "[Miller] deserves much credit for his sedate, seemingly effortless direction and beautifully composed style."
Ultimate DVD - 08/01/2006
4 stars out of 5 -- "Beautifully shot and flawlessly acted; this captures the essence of the iconic novel and also brings a lingering poignancy to a portrait of a man as troubled and haunted as the novel's subjects."
Wall Street Journal - 10/16/2009
"Ms. Keener's quiet austerity provides a counterbalance to Mr. Hoffman's brilliance."
Description by OLDIES.com:
Famed author Truman Capote befriends two murderers while researching his celebrated book, "In Cold Blood" - and finds himself changed to the core. Philips Seymour Hoffman delivers an Academy Award-winning performance as Truman Capote in one of the best films of 2005.
Theatrical Release |
True Story |
- Theatrical Release: September 30, 2005