Philip Seymour Hoffman is capable of extraordinary work, but he can also be a bit of a ham if not directed properly. The trailer makes me think he could go either way. It’s hard not to ham up Truman Capote, but if Hoffman pulls it off there’s going to be some serious Oscar consideration. Unlike most bio-pics that want to cover decades in a person’s life, this one seems focused intensely on the years that led to “In Cold Blood”. His relationship with one of the killers (played by Clifton Collins Jr.) looks especially good, as does the support of Chris Cooper.
THE MOMENT THAT STOLE MY MONEY: “Those boys get off…I’m coming to Brooklyn to hunt you down.”
TRAILER RATING: 7 out of 10