Milk

His life changed history. His courage changed lives.


Milk
Sean Penn delivers his Oscar-worthy performance in this biopic about the life of the first openly-gay man elected to political office in the USA. After hitting his mid-life crisis in his late 40s, Harvey and his boyfriend left New York for Los Angeles, and a new life. One thing led to another, and Milk found himself running for public office, which made him many enemies. Although he earned the respect of his colleagues, one friend turned out to be a very bad choice.

126 minutes.
No persons under 13 (Language, Sex, Violence).
Biographical, Drama, Gay interest, Romance, On the art circuit

Showtimes

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Credits

Cast
Sean Penn, Emile Hirsh, Josh Brolin, Diego Luna, James Franco, Alison Pill, Victor Garber, Denis O'Hare
Director
Gus van Sant
ScreenplayDustin Lance Black
MusicDanny Elfman
CinematographyHarris Savides
EditingElliot Graham
Sound formatsDolby Digital, Sony Dynamic Digital Sound, DTS
SoundtrackNot available
Made in2008
Produced byFocus Features, Axon Films, Groundswell Productions, Jinks/Cohen Company, Sessions Payroll Management

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Film and Publications Board (FPB) Report (SA)

GenreDrama
LanguageStrong
NudityBrief
SexMild
ViolenceSome
PrejudicePart of plot
BlasphemyNone
Drug abuseSome
CommentsBased on the life story of Harvey Milk, the early 'Gay Rights' activist. Some disturbing themes.
These details are supplied by the FPB. If you have a problem with any of the above, please take it up directly with the FPB. Read the Classification Guidelines.

ScreenIt Report (USA)

Sex / Nudity
5
Violence
5
Blood / Gore / Gross
3
Guns / Weapons
4
Profanity
5
Alcohol / Drugs
4
Smoking
3
Disrespectful / Bad Attitude
5
Imitative Behaviour
3
Frightening / Tense Scenes
3
Jump Scenes
0
Tense Family Scenes
2
Music (Scary/Tense)
0
Music (Inappropriate)
0
Topics to talk about
4


Ratings

Scale (Max)20

What the Critics say

Cape Argus / The Star
Atiyyah Khan
15
Die Burger
Paul Boekkooi
15
Cape Times
Kenneth Turan
15
iAfrica.com
Nils van der Linden quote iconThis is real life, not Hollywood.
15
Sunday Times
Barry Ronge
10
24.com
Shaheema Barodien
15
Box Office
Sara Schieron quote iconThe candlelight vigil marches on...
15
Chicago Sunday Times
Roger Ebert
20
eye Weekly
Jason Anderson quote iconPenn fully honours the real man by giving a performance that elevates and invigorates everyone around him.
15
ReelViews
James Berardinelli quote iconElection Day rather than have it pigeonholed as propaganda whose entire purpose was to sway voters. For those who are not dissuaded by the homosexual subject matter (and it would be unrealistic to pretend that the film's potential box office will not be depressed as a result of this), Milk represents a thought provoking, cathartic, and mostly true tale of politics and courage.
18
Rolling Stone
Peter Travers quote iconA total triumph, brimming with humor, heart, sexual heat, political provocation and a crying need to stir things up, just like Harvey did. If there's a better movie around this year, with more bristling purpose, I sure as hell haven't seen it.
20
ScreenIt
C. Fuchs quote iconWhile it's just a slice of the real man's life rather than a full biopic, the charming, sometimes funny, occasionally tragic, and motivationally uplifting Milk is engaging from start to finish, and comes off as one of the best pics of the year.
15
Metacritic.com
39 critics
17
Rottentomatoes critics
209 critics
16
Rottentomatoes tomatometer
Tomatometer quote iconAnchored by Sean Penn's powerhouse performance, Milk is a triumphant account of America's first openly gay man elected to public office.
19

What the People say

Internet
29581 Netizens
16

Average .. 80%

16

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