Phil Bray
Chris Nashawaty
March 04, 2009 AT 05:00 AM EST

Milk

type
Movie
Current Status
In Season
mpaa
R
runtime
128 minutes
Limited Release Date
11/26/08
Wide Release Date
12/05/08
performer
Emile Hirsch, Sean Penn, Josh Brolin, James Franco
director
Gus Van Sant
distributor
Focus Features
author
Dustin Lance Black
genre
Biography, Drama

We gave it an A-

Gus Van Sant’s biopic of gay activist Harvey Milk, who was assassinated in 1978, captures the casual sex and political ? engagement of pre-AIDS San Francisco. Oscar winner Penn is charismatic and loose (he never looks like he’s acting), and Brolin matches him scene for scene as the tightly wound pol who detests being in Milk’s shadow. EXTRAS include a stirring featurette about Milk’s legacy told by those who knew him. A?

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