Even though this film doesn't fall into standard biopic format of cramming a person's entire life into one film, it still felt a bit rushed. Two hours is not nearly long enough to tell this story with the depth that it needs. It felt like an excellent starting point for a 9th grade history class to watch. I was left with many questions after seeing the film and am excited to see the 1984 documentary on Milk. I also wanted to know a lot more about Dan White and what made him tick.
That being said, Sean Penn was pretty darn great. And the murder scene was one of the most memorable scenes of the year. And I did get a lump in my throat about the whole hope monologue near the end. All in all, a good film. An important film to have in the public eye. Just not a great film.
Directed by Gus Van Sant
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