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DVD Features:

  • Rated: R
  • Run Time: 1 hours, 58 minutes
  • Video: Color
  • Released: May 17, 2005
  • Originally Released: 2004
  • Label: 20th Century Fox
  • Encoding: Region 1 (USA & Canada)
  • Packaging: Keep Case
  • Aspect Ratio: Widescreen - 1.85
  • Audio:
    • Dolby Digital 5.1 - English
    • Dolby Surround - Spanish
  • Additional Release Material:
    • Bonus Footage: "Inside Look: THE KINGDOM OF HEAVEN"
    • Audio Commentary: Bill Condon - Writer/Director
    • Trailers: SEARCHLIGHT SIZZLE

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AUDIENCE SCORE
User Ratings: 34,220
Liam Neeson somehow knits Kinsey's qualities together in a likeable human pattern. Full Review
Sydney Morning Herald
Jan 17, 2006
Rating: 3.5/5 -- Liam Neeson delivers a fearless portrait of a unique individual. Full Review
Matt's Movie Reviews
Jul 6, 2010
Mr. Neeson has never had a richer character to play on screen -- including his landmark role in SCHINDLER'S LIST -- and has seldom displayed such formidable energy and virtuosity.
Wall Street Journal
Feb 18, 2011
Rating: 1.5/4 -- A seriously by-the-numbers biopic... Full Review
Reel Film Reviews
Jul 1, 2012
Intelligently written and directed with a pleasing frankness....A notable life and a significant film.
Los Angeles Times
Nov 12, 2004
For a movie so frank and explicit, Kinsey has a soft spirit...Kinsey is a celebration of diversity; it's about the solace knowledge can bring. Full Review
Newsweek
Mar 12, 2018
Rating: 3/5 -- Performances are excellent, and the period look is impeccable, but Condon's worshipful tone makes the movie an exercise in unconscious irony: an utterly conventional biography of an utterly unconventional man. Full Review
Sacramento News & Review
Aug 7, 2008

Product Description:

Liam Neeson gives a bravura performance as the title character in KINSEY, which details the controversial and dramatic rise of sex researcher Alfred C. Kinsey. Raised in a sexually repressed household with a preacher father (John Lithgow) who believes the zipper is the devil's work, young Kinsey goes against his father's wishes and studies biology, eventually becoming a leading authority on the gall wasp. His skill at classification, organization, and research, combined with his own burgeoning sexuality following his marriage to Clara McMillen (Laura Linney), leads him to begin investigating the nature of human sexuality. Working at Indiana University, Kinsey finds that sex is something many Americans have been waiting a long time to talk about. Unfortunately, others consider his work to be disgusting and want it ended. Writer-director Bill Condon (GODS AND MONSTERS) alternates between short black-and-white scenes of Kinsey answering his own sex survey questions, with longer color scenes that flash back to the important moments of his life. Kinsey's boyhood through his formative years, and his obsessions with the gall wasp and human sexual behavior, are thoroughly documented. The publication of the seminal books SEXUAL BEHAVIOR IN THE HUMAN MALE (1948) and SEXUAL BEHAVIOR IN THE HUMAN FEMALE (1953) mark his primary achievements. Interestingly, it is the second book that causes the biggest panic, as a repressed society refuses to believe that women have the same needs and desires as men. Neeson and Linney make a wonderfully refreshing couple, freely sharing each other for all to see. Peter Sarsgaard, Chris O'Donnell, and Timothy Hutton lend fine supporting work as Kinsey's staff. KINSEY is an enlightening, engaging, yet frightening film, revealing how far the understanding of American sexuality has come--and how far it still has to go.

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  • THEATRICAL RELEASE: NOVEMBER 12, 2004
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Product Info

  • Sales Rank: 19,041
  • UPC: 024543178606
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