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'Milk' Receives Rave Reviews

'Milk' Receives Rave Reviews

Milk is tells the story of slain gay rights icon Harvey Milk from Academy Award-nominated director Gus Van Sant. Early reviews for the film and especially Sean Penn‘s portrayal of Milk are very strong.

The Hollywood Reporter: “Yes, it’s a biopic, a love story, a civil rights movie and sharp political and social commentary. But it transcends any single genre as a very human document that touches first and foremost on the need to give people hope.”

Variety: “The quality of the writing, acting and directing generally invests them with the feel of real life and credible personal interchange, rather than of scripted stops along the way from aspiration to triumph to tragedy. And on a project whose greatest danger lay in its potential to come across as agenda-driven agitprop, the filmmakers have crucially infused the story with qualities in very short supply today — gentleness and a humane embrace of all its characters, even of the entirely vilifiable gunman, Dan White.”

Milk opens on November 26 in limited release and December 5 wide. For more info, visit

Pictured below: Diego Luna, Emile Hirsch, James Franco, Josh Brolin, Victor Garber and Alison Pill.

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  • LolaSvelt

    I really want to see this! This just makes me want to see it even more!

  • Kevin

    cannot wait to see this movie, I think I will like it very much :)
    (oh and the emile hirsch pics are genius!)

  • elsie

    i cant wait to see this, they showed the trailer last night when i went to see changeling, which was sooooooooo good

  • d.

    I’m not sure I should see this at the theater. Only because it might be rude to make others there listen to me snotting and crying. I was in tears when they played the trailer before a movie recently. Penn will definitely be nominated for Oscar this year.

  • Becca

    when is the premiere in the UK????

  • Twifanatic Amanda

    I can’t wait to see this, I really hope it comes to my really small stupid theatre

  • Bre

    Awesome! I can’t wait to see this movie! James Franco is totally rockin’ that mustacho!

  • Flippo

    I’ve read that Penn is almost certain for the best actor Oscar, he’s that good in this.

  • art*deco

    I hope Brolin gets a Nomination for the Academy awards, he has been making one great movie after the other.

  • jkong07

    ahhh i can’t wait to see this film.
    i just hope my town brings it here.

  • t

    i want to see this soooo muchhhh

  • Sarah

    James franco is gorgeous!!

  • mz Sass

    I’m very interested in this movie. I smell Oscar.
    Sean Penn is very sexy to me….ever since FAST TIMES AT RIDGEMONT HIGH! ;)

  • LuckyL

    Look out Oscars! I can’t wait for this film! It needs more publicity!

  • qbOY

    I DEF CANT WAIT to see the movie …..

    does anyone want to go and see it with me ?? héhéh

    ow just btw i live in paris, france :)

  • British Latin American

    A girl I know says that she can’t wait to see the movie- she has fantasies of James Franco having sex with men.