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Pollock

  R HD Closed Captioning

Ed Harris

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Plot Summary

Both directed by and starring Ed Harris in the title role, "Pollock" examines the famous artist from his early roots in the New York art scene, his quick rise to international stardom and his subsequent, self-inflicted downfall.

Rotten Tomatoes Movie Reviews

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81%
  • Reviews Counted: 107
  • Fresh: 87
  • Rotten: 20
  • Average Rating: 6.9/10

Top Critics' Reviews

Fresh: A ruddy little movie with a seething core and a chill in its bones. – Wesley Morris, San Francisco Chronicle, Oct 18, 2008

Fresh: Like its subject, Pollock is a messy creation, but one whose depth of commitment and high attack keeps it on track. – Jay Carr, Boston Globe, Jun 24, 2010

Rotten: Just -- yes, just -- one more film about that perennially obdurate subject, an artist. – Stanley Kauffmann, The New Republic, Jun 24, 2010

Fresh: This may not be exactly the movie Pollock deserves, but it's the one he got; and, reservations aside, it's pretty darn good. – Eric Harrison, Houston Chronicle, Jun 24, 2010

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Customer Reviews

powerful and honest

Ed Harris not only stars but directs and you can tell it was a labor of love. The essense of the zeitgeist is brilliantly caught. Harris gets this paradox: a creative force of nature that is utterly self-destructive. I found a lot of sympathy for his Pollack but then again I'm not a feminist. To honestly protray this earnest wildman is important if for nothing else as comparison to his ironic PC inheritors. Also, its bitter fun to watch a sacred monster struggle, suffer and cause such suffering for Lee Krasner, his self-appointed savior, whom he ultimately betrays. But I look at his work itself with more than a touch of sadness. What if he had followed in the footsteps of his mentor, Thomas Hart Benton? I wonder what he could have become had he managed to avoid the negative energy of Expressionism and the manic egotism it required.

Wow...

Ed Harris reflects the amazing and haunted mind of Pollock with an amazing if not haunting performance

Very good

This is a brilliant movie and Ed Harris is brilliant in it. Though it is a very intense film. Pollack was an alcoholic and prone to depression, and the film doesn't shy away from any of his faults. But it is a brilliant portrait of a troubled artist.

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  • $12.99
  • Genre: Drama
  • Released: 2000

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