His answer, nah!
Penn's performance is excellent, writes Hemingway, but the film's scriptwriter misses the real and mixed character of the assassinated San Francisco mayor.
It will make no difference to liberal reviewers or the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences. (Hemingway predicts Oscar nods galore.) But it will to viewers who get cheated with a white-washed, saintly version of a much more interesting, flawed but ultimately admirable, historical figure.