Entertainment Weekly

Stay Connected

Subscribe

Advertise With Us

Learn More

Skip to content

Article

Milk

Posted on

Milk, James Franco, ...
Phil Bray

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:
4196
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?

See all current DVD reviews from EW

Comments