There was, for example, conservative movie critic Michael Medved, who has found his own niche audience among the Hollywood-haters. Medved seemed to struggle with his admiration for the movie. On one hand, he said it had a "heavy-handed political agenda" but tempered this criticism by conceding that Milk is a "lovingly crafted film."
On the other hand, film reviewer Ethan Samuel Rodgers, for a Web posting called Christian Spotlight on the Movies, followed the old Falwell line that one can love the sinner but hate the sin. But Rodgers opined that the picture failed as a biopic "because it is biased, overly offensive, and simply untrue to the story of a man's life we may never truly know." Oh? I doubt that many who left the theatre after viewing Milk were not amply aware of the bias and offensive behavior of those who set out to destroy him - and did.
Such behavior and horrific notions still exist in some quarters today, but let's give the late Harvey Milk (and a heroic performance by Sean Penn!) huge credit for crashing the gay-bashers party and making life a little more civilized for everyone concerned today. God knows, we need it.