(2004)

Critic Reviews

79

Metascore

Based on 40 critic reviews provided by Metacritic.com
100
The Hollywood Reporter
One of the year's most satisfying films.
90
The movie's strength lies in its portrayal of a many-sided genius, as manipulative as he was charming and persuasive, monomaniacal to a fault, generous and sweet yet utterly clueless about the emotional havoc he wrought in the name of science.
88
Rolling Stone
Scrappy, funny, hot-to-trot biopic.
80
Variety
Lively, sometimes funny and, inevitably, provocative.
75
ReelViews
This is a fine motion picture with a couple of superlative performances. It is arguably the best, most honest bio-pic of the year.
75
The movie's style is fairly staid, but it's hard to imagine how Neeson could be better, and the subject is handled with taste and tact.
70
New York Magazine (Vulture)
It's a new Neeson as Dr. Alfred Kinsey, all spiky-haired and harried, and he's enormously appealing in the role.
70
The A.V. Club
For a film about man who spent half his life defying staid convention, Kinsey remains as timid as a choirboy.
70
Village Voice
Opening too late for the election but still one the year's most politically relevant movies, Condon's earnestly middlebrow biopic is an argument for tolerance and diversity.
60
Apart from some unexaggerated notations about American puritanism in the 1940s and '50s, this is more a work of exploration than a thesis, and Condon mainly avoids sensationalism.

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