- Details: US/ 120 mins/ (18s).
As with most biopics, the most basic challenge presented by Kinsey is choosing what to edit out of this perplexing and enigmatic figure's life. While the results may not always lend themselves to a dynamic narrative, director Bill Condon (Gods and Monsters) deals with his subject in an intelligent, thoughtful and restrained manner, fashioning comedic mischief out of his scientific candour - see an embarrassingly frank discussion with the professor's children over dinner - while his indecision regarding his own sexuality provides an unforeseen edge. Resisting the temptation to moralise, Condon has presented a biopic that has the intelligence to realise that it can't paint a definitive portrait of Kinsey, and never seeks to offer an easy to digest, flattering character sketch of a man whose own overwhelming desire was not anchored in eroticism but in the pursuit of knowledge.
Review by Garreth Murphy | 09:00 | Monday 28th February 2005 | Movie Review
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