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FILM DETAILS
Certificate 15
Cast
Sean Penn
Josh Brolin
James Franco
Emile Hirsch
Diego Luna
Directors
Gus Van Sant
Screenwriters
Dustin Lance Black
Running Time
128 minutes

Milk
Sean Penn is gold top in full-fat biopic. Glad we got that out of our system.


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Milk

Plot
1972, San Francisco, and newly out New Yorker Harvey Milk is determined to turn his new home on Castro Street into a gay-friendly refuge. As Milk fights overwhelming odds to be elected to public office, he realises that his local problem has assumed national significance...


Verdict
Milk thoroughly deserves all of the press ink that will doubtless be spilt over it. Wear your ‘Vote Penn’ Oscar pin with pride.


Reviewed by Colin Kennedy

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