over 2 years
fantastic, just fantastic :)
Powerful and interesting, but I wouldn't watch it twice.
over 4 years
Having met the man, the movie was a disappointment.
almost 5 years
Not-to-be-missed depiction of one of the most important figures for gay civil rights.
This movie is absolutely perfect. Should've won the Oscar over Slumdog Millionaire easily.
no amount of words will ever describe how much i love this film - beautiful beyond words.
This is fabulous and heartbreaking. The end is shocking.
over 6 years
An awesome performance from Penn drags this biopic out of a potential mire.
over 7 years
Moving, inspiring story. "Without hope, there is no reason to live". Highly recommended.
over 7 years
Sean Penn goes full gay and gets the Oscar. Tropic Thunder II jokes need to be rewritten
Milk is a 2008 American biographical film on the life of gay rights activist and politician Harvey Milk, who was the first openly gay person to be elected to public office in California, as a member of the San Francisco Board of Supervisors. Directed by Gus Van Sant and written by Dustin Lance Black, the film stars Sean Penn as Milk and Josh Brolin as Dan White, another city supervisor who was Milk's assassin. The film was released to much acclaim and earned numerous accolades from film critics and guilds. Ultimately, it received eight Academy Award nominations, including Best Picture, winning two for Best Actor in a Leading Role for Penn and Best Original Screenplay for Black.
Attempts to put Milk's life to film followed a 1984 Oscar-winning documentary of his life and the aftermath of his assassination, titled The Times of Harvey Milk, which was loosely based upon Randy Shilts's biography, The Mayor of Castro Street. Various scripts were considered in the early 1990s, but projects...