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The Capote Tapes (2021)



Critic Consensus: Although its rather workmanlike approach may be an awkward fit, The Capote Tapes offers a consistently engaging primer for its sublime subject.

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Answered Prayers was meant to be Truman Capote's greatest masterpiece, an epic portrait of New York's glittering jet-set society. Instead, it sparked the downfall of the iconic author of Breakfast at Tiffany's and In Cold Blood. Through never-before-heard audio archives and interviews with Capote's famous friends and infamous enemies, The Capote Tapes reveals the rise and fall of one of America's most influential writers and public figures.

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Critic Reviews for The Capote Tapes

All Critics (42) | Top Critics (12)

Through the director's sensitive rendering, Tapes gets at the weight Capote felt in existing in an era where he had to play a court jester and adds insight into his life, defiant final act, and downfall.

December 16, 2021 | Full Review…

It's entertaining... but I don't know that it's all that revelatory.

September 10, 2021 | Full Review…

There's a little bit too much of the usual Capote being a diva and his sad decline... I wish there had been a little more about Capote the writer.

September 10, 2021 | Full Review…

This well-constructed film effectively highlights the key points of the Southern-born icon's singular, often troubled life and proves a vivid, enjoyable portrait of a one-of-a-kind provocateur.

September 10, 2021 | Full Review…

There's some fascinating and provocative material in "The Capote Tapes" that is diluted by the director Ebs Burnough's insistence on teasing a question that, arguably, has a self-evident answer.

September 9, 2021 | Full Review…

The most enjoyable thing is hearing the distinctiveness of the voices from a bygone American era, the way that a friend of Capote's named Phoebe Pierce says the word "weekend" with just a slight emphasis on the second syllable.

September 8, 2021 | Full Review…
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