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Kinsey

Kinsey

2004
Drama
Biography
1h 58m
This film turns the microscope on Alfred Kinsey (Neeson) in a portrait of a man driven to uncover the most private secrets of a nation. (Fox Searchlight)
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Kinsey

2004
Drama
Biography
1h 58m
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Rated 14 Aug 2007
65
39th
The sum is not as strong as the parts.
Rated 21 Jul 2007
63
59th
Peter Sarsgaard is narcotically delicious. An interesting biopic with pacing problems.
Rated 14 Aug 2007
89
86th
Really great bio-pic with a very memorable central romance. Neeson is spectacular as Kinsey. The way he connects to the stubborness of his character while at the same time illiciting empathy from the audience is amazing stuff.
Rated 14 Aug 2007
55
9th
"Sex...can cut you wide open!" Despite my love and feelings that Peter Sarsgaard is one of today's best actors, no one can pull off such a stupid line. It's just sex, and this film makes it seem like it's the difference between life and death. Oh, and it's really no more than a made for TV movie.
Rated 14 Aug 2007
92
90th
One of the better bio-pic's around coupled with a very fine perfomance from Liam Neeson.
Rated 16 Jul 2009
80
44th
Something that happens rarely, a biography that should be made is made. The film has a lot to say, but the pacing had the capacity to throw me off a little bit. I'd recommend it to most everyone, though.
Rated 28 Feb 2008
73
81st
Great story about a man who does the things different.
Rated 26 Nov 2007
75
11th
Slow at times, but a lot more interesting than it could have been. I loved seeing where he came from, and where he was stopped.
Rated 14 Aug 2007
88
93rd
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Rated 26 Sep 2008
4
55th
Has too much of that 'hollywood bullshit' gloss about it but, all-in-all, I enjoyed it.
Rated 14 Aug 2007
84
96th
Very well made and acted film with Liam Neeson and Laura Linney. The look at Kinsey and the Sex Revolution is handled with care and respect from director Bill Condon. Explicit in places but in a tasteful manner. Never boring and is fascinating to see the life and thinking of this man confronting a society.
Rated 14 Aug 2007
90
89th
Slightly stale, but otherwise brilliant portrayal of a man way ahead of his time. Criminally underrated because of its subject matter.
Rated 06 Dec 2006
65
44th
An interesting film with excellent performances from all actors.
Rated 22 Dec 2013
90
75th
A biopic of the sex researcher is hailed as adventurous, clever, and subversive, with fine performances by Liam Neeson and Laura Linney.
Rated 14 Aug 2007
86
74th
liam nieson can act anything and it is wonderful, but this is edgy and provocative
Rated 06 Aug 2010
55
17th
Too pathetic, in many moments... Isn't Neesons fault, of course. He's good.
Rated 02 Jun 2013
80
77th
Shit. I have heard Kinsey references so many times after seeing this movie finally. How does life work like that?
Rated 08 Jul 2011
90
78th
An awe-inspiring monument to the lives involved in Kinsey's project, and a vivid, engulfing picture of sexuality in postwar America.
Rated 02 May 2008
74
30th
An informative movie for those of us not alive in the world war era.
Rated 27 Jul 2008
52
16th
The subject matter is interesting, Neeson does a great job, but the pace is much too slow and it stretches things too thin and ultimately ends up being boring when it could have been a big statement.
Rated 14 Aug 2007
63
38th
Decent.
Rated 14 Aug 2007
75
38th
Interesting character study, unique approach.
Rated 27 Nov 2006
80
46th
Great acting, captivating subject matter and historical importance. Trifecta for this movie. If you're open about sexuality you'll enjoy this movie. If you're not it's even more important that you watch it!
Rated 14 Aug 2007
80
69th
Very interesting and at times, somewhat moving film about the life and times of Alfred Kinsey. Maybe I'm biased because Bill Sadler does grace the screen for a few minutes as an out-there pervert type character, and as you may well know, he can do no wrong. But even if he wasn't in this film, it would still be a great way to spend a few hours.
Rated 25 Dec 2009
74
24th
Forgettable biopic.
Rated 18 Nov 2010
57
30th
A sort of educational film on enlightened, tolerant attitudes towards sex disguised as a biopic. Earnest and sort of boring. Probably only good for promoting abstinence. Show it to your kids and they'll probably lose interest in sex and take up knitting instead.
Rated 14 Aug 2007
80
32nd
A strong biographical flick marred only by an unsympathetical agenda nearing the end of a film.
Rated 14 Aug 2007
75
56th
images from this film still resonate with me 2 yrs after watching. very in depth and unabridged bio of kinsey.
Rated 27 Mar 2009
68
7th
as engrossing as..........The Dr. will see you now, please leave a urine sample in the plastic cup......he will call you with your results in 2-3 days........yada, yada sex.
Rated 27 Jun 2007
71
23rd
Morality vs. Science is an interesting battle. A decent film that starts well, has a good middle, and then goes downhill. Neeson and Linney are great, though.
Rated 03 Dec 2007
64
55th
Unless the thought of Liam Neeson making out with another guy turns you on, better just skip this one. I didn't, I watched it, fast forwarding through those parts with my trusty Tivo, and this movie ends up painting what seems to be a fairly accurate portrait of the man. A guy who in the study of sex gets a little obsessed with the topic. And a little too open while speaking about it, especially with his kids. Limits, man! Limits!
Rated 14 Aug 2007
80
67th
The movie is very interesting and as irreverent as its subject, but somewhere I feel like it lost the point. The ending is pretty anti-climactic.
Rated 22 Dec 2015
74
52nd
Suitably clinical yet Neeson's performance and manner makes it compelling, with the directorial flourish level at just right to make it visually engaging even when it is just people talking about shagging!
Rated 07 Apr 2007
80
68th
I very seriously doubt that Dr. Kinsey ever had the, ah, unusual liaison he's depicted as having in this movie, but otherwise it's very close to the true story of the making of the infamous "Kinsey Report". Good drama and another reminder of how fine the "good old days" really weren't
Rated 09 Feb 2009
40
43rd
A story about an interesting man, who happened to be a nymphomaniac, that loses some of its appeal as the pace ebbs and flows.
Rated 28 Jun 2022
69
63rd
Good flick that manages to avoid most of the pitfalls inherent in episodic narratives covering long stretches of time. Great cast. I was a student in Bloomington toward the end of the Kinsey Institute's heyday (Kinsey was dead for over 20 years at that point)...Herman Wells was still alive then, and I remember seeing him once or twice. Wherever they filmed this, it, sadly, looks nothing like Bloomington.
Rated 14 Aug 2007
70
43rd
Alfred Kinsey was a sex-addict and that's all there is to it. :-P Good movie.
Rated 09 Nov 2009
70
67th
This movie gets big points from me for doing what the report was meant to do--illuminate the endless variations of sexuality without being judgmental or one-sided. It's an overwhelmingly sex-positive film that makes only the barest caveats and never depicts discrimination of any kind in a careless way, god bless it. The acting is excellent, too. My problem is that Kinsey never quite decides whether it wants to be about the man or the issue, and that's problematic for the narrative.
Rated 09 Jul 2022
70
53rd
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Rated 26 Jan 2012
70
37th
Great acting. Bad pacing.
Rated 29 Jun 2012
70
57th
This biography was interesting and tastefully done.
Rated 03 Aug 2013
60
23rd
Good performances from Linney and Neeson don't make up for the unexciting by-the-numbers biopic filmmaking. It's okay, but feels strangely safe for a movie about sex.
Rated 26 Mar 2014
81
68th
81.000
Rated 17 May 2015
75
67th
Let's talk about sex, baby. Let's talk about you and me. Let's talk about all the good things, and the bad things that may be. Let's talk about sex. Let's talk about sex.
Rated 23 Sep 2008
79
58th
Well-made, not particularly riveting but some particularly memorable scenes.
Rated 14 Aug 2007
6
70th
One of the more enjoyable recent biopics. Unlike most of the rest of them, it doesn't decend into a DRUG NIGHTMARE partway through, so more power to it for that.
Rated 10 Sep 2008
46
21st
Unbearably unwatchable, with moments of boredom and what I detect is camp, for reasons I cannot explain. I love Neeson but I simply cannot get behind this.
Rated 21 Jul 2011
77
40th
A great biopic on the father of human sexual research, Alfred Kinsey. Liam Neeson delivers a great performance as Kinsey.
Rated 07 Feb 2011
65
51st
Kinsey's a personal hero of mine, and the film itself is not bad.
Rated 12 Sep 2010
69
51st
An interesting biopic in theory, but the end result is a bit flat and emotionless.
Rated 05 Aug 2007
80
73rd
Well-acted by an excellent cast of character actors, if a little too on-the-nose and almost camp at times.
Rated 30 Jun 2009
65
57th
Overall Enjoyment: 30/40, Plot/Themes: 10/20, Cinematography/Direction: 10/20, Acting/Writing: 15/20
Rated 18 May 2011
70
43rd
Surprisingly engrossing drama about a very interesting man.
Rated 01 May 2008
35
37th
This wonderful cast was wasted on this film? A shame. This boring film was a major disappointment.
Rated 28 Nov 2010
30
78th
"In a post-November 2nd world, Kinsey is just what we need." - Joe McGovern
Rated 22 Oct 2007
75
50th
This movie was decent, but they could have done so much more with the way in which they show the effect Kinsey really had.
Rated 14 Aug 2007
50
22nd
An interesting movie about an uninteresting person.
Rated 01 Mar 2007
0
0th
This man was a disgusting degenerate which experimented on children.
Rated 02 Dec 2008
88
69th
Neeson does a fine job of portraying the ever-quirky Kinsey. Characters such as this are fascinating because they view the world with such amazing detachment, yet are unaware of (or are unable to help) their own behavior. Kinsey's was especially ironic as he studied mating behaviors (admittedly of fruit flies) while being generally unable to engage in normal mating behaviors himself. The film is fascinating, funny, and sometimes painful. But most certainly not boring.
Rated 02 Jan 2011
82
71st
81.500
Rated 03 Aug 2008
75
22nd
Good
Rated 15 Mar 2012
85
85th
Kinsey is one of my heroes and although this biopic gets some things wrong, and it definitely indulges in myth-making, it's still refreshing, eye-opening and even tender. Straight critics usually go out of their way to point out the faults of a film that genuinely offers challenging views of sexuality, usually without being able to site another film that's superior. Nevertheless, "Kinsey" and Kinsey are unique.
Rated 14 Aug 2007
53
41st
Interesting, rather worthwhile, just don't expect to be floored.
Rated 12 Apr 2010
60
64th
Very underrated film
Rated 27 Mar 2022
0
0th
Kinsey raped babies for hours to see how many times he could make them scream. Table 34 in his book "Sexual Behavior in the Human Male" indicates that [he] made an 11-month-old boy "orgasm" 14 times in 38 mins. A 4-year-old "orgasmed" 26 times in 24 hrs. A 2-year-old 7 times in 9 mins. "[Some boys]...fail to reach climax even under prolonged and varied and repeated stimulation; but, even in these young boys, this probably represents psychologic blockage more often than physiologic incapacity."
Rated 04 Mar 2009
15
20th
"...has absolutely no cinematic spark or vision for framing the implications of what Dr. Kinsey accomplished."
Rated 14 Aug 2007
75
50th
Honest.
Rated 26 Apr 2009
90
86th
a very entertaining movie for the first hour or so, it starts to drag as it gets into the cliche biopic stage of the world turing against our protagonist, but picks up again. It really shows why what Kinsey did was so important for our country. The interview with the older woman near the end of the movie made my cry. And a great performance by the always wonderful Liam Neeson.
Rated 10 Apr 2010
87
64th
One of the better biopics i've seen. And one of the only movies I have seen where the sex and nudity is put in there for a reason. Laura Linney and Liam Neeson were just fantastic. The score was beautiful also. Great film.
Rated 10 Jul 2007
87
72nd
Quite an engaging film and a look at how we operate as human beings. It's not just saying we're driven by sex; it's analyzing why, how, and all the rest of that junk.
Rated 24 Apr 2014
85
67th
A thoroughly compelling portrait of Alfred Kinsey, an extremely interesting subject for a movie and home to one of Neeson's most convincing performances.
Rated 13 Feb 2008
77
79th
Such a provocative movie, can't resist to watch.
Rated 20 Nov 2009
68
46th
Esse era maluco

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