Watched Jul 11, 2012
Tom Andrews’s review:
Its hard to know how to differentiate credit between the film and the subject. Harvey Milk's story is tragic and amazing and just reading his wikipedia page brings goose bumps and watery eyes. The film is well made and very well acted. What makes it great though is that its fun. A weird way to describe it perhaps, but it is. Most of the movie is done with such a wonderfly fun and exciting pace. It feels like a fun ride. It mixes score and period pop music and adds real life footage to recreation and really helps you to get caught up in the whole thing. It lets you know the bad news right at the beginning and never lets you forget. Allowing you to enjoy the ride while it lasts without worrying to much. I appreciate that. It also did a very fair job of portraying the ultimate bad guy in the film. I have no knowledge of it in terms of accuracy, but it certainly seemed to be fair. The best thing here is that this is one of those perfect...Education disguised as Entertainment films. I'd show this to a lot of 15 year olds. Well done.