• Janina Himmen

    ★★★½ Watched by Janina Himmen 23 Apr, 2014

    Was schreibt man über einen Film, der seit Jahrzehnten immer wieder als "der beste Film aller Zeiten" gefeiert wird? Na gut, ich versuche es...

    Ich war überrascht, dass CITIZEN KANE so zugänglich ist und von seiner Machart her ziemlich modern wirkt. Das wird ja auch meistens an ihm gelobt: Die Technik, die Optik, die Art, wie die Geschichte erzählt wird. Rückblenden, grobkörnige Nachrichtenberichte, sich ins Wort fallende Schauspieler, Zeitsprünge in geschickt ineinander übergehenden Szenen... all das wirkte auf das Publikum…

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  • Luke Ryan

    ★★★★★ Watched by Luke Ryan 20 Apr, 2014

    Forget about it, a masterpiece. Orson Welles hit it out of the universe with this one, and at such a young age too. The makeup was superb, and really aided all the actors in creating a really rich timeline in the story. The direction in particular stole the show. One of the greatest movies ever made? Without a doubt.

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  • Mr. Film

    ★★★★★ Watched by Mr. Film 21 Apr, 2014

    I am truly blown away. I can see why this is called the greatest film of all time, it was a triumph! There are so many things to like about this film. It has a magnificent soundtrack, a deep and compelling story, great acting, and gorgeous cinematography. This truly is the greatest film of all time. However, it is not my favorite film of all time. Just as I said in my Godfather review, there is a line between your…

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  • Metin Seven

    ★★★ Added by Metin Seven

    After hearing all the praise about this movie from fellow movie enthousiasts, it was almost bound to be a disappointment. I kept getting the 'form over function' feeling throughout the film. The noir cinematography is delicious, but the movie itself didn't grab me as I hoped it would.

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  • Roger Joseph Ebert

    ★★★★★ Added by Roger Joseph Ebert

    “I don't think any word can explain a man's life,” says one of the searchers through the warehouse of treasures left behind by Charles Foster Kane. Then we get the famous series of shots leading to the closeup of the word “Rosebud” on a sled that has been tossed into a furnace, its paint curling in the flames. We remember that this was Kane's childhood sled, taken from him as he was torn from his family and sent east to…

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  • KasperL

    ★★★★★ Added by KasperL

    So you want to know about film?

    To begin the journey towards becoming cine-literate, start here. Continue your movie education with the likes of 'The Godfather' and other classics. And then, when your informed mind is ready, move onto the greats ('Cobra', 'Timecop', etc.).

    Seriously, though, you'll have to know everything, "trash, classics, good and bad ... see how they do it [and] absorb it." (William Faulkner on studying literature)

    My mini-review of 'Citizen Kane' is right there at the top of the poster, by the way. It really is.

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  • Daryl

    ★★★ Watched by Daryl 19 Apr, 2014

    I can accept all the great attributes of this film, especially the fine acting and the dialogue, however I couldn't pin point the reason why I felt easily distracted.

    For it's time I can see why this film is regarded as one of the very best, doubtful whether I will invest my time for another viewing but who knows...

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  • Harry

    ★★★★½ Watched by Harry 19 Apr, 2014

    "You know, all the same, I feel kind of sorry for Mr. Kane."

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  • Shawn Dryden

    ★★★★★ Watched by Shawn Dryden 17 Apr, 2014

    70+ years later and it still holds up. Remarkable all around. The cinematography is magnificent and groundbreaking. The set pieces are grand. The acting is impeccable. It's easy to see why this is widely considered the best movie ever.

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  • GBHatch

    ★★★★½ Watched by GBHatch 18 Apr, 2014

    Its been called the greatest. Its been called a masterpiece. Its been called the best film of all time. You know it, you love it, its the cinema milestone that is..."Citizen Kane".

    "Citizen Kane" tells the story of Charles Foster Kane, a newspaper tycoon who's dying works are a mystery to everyone. The movie is told through flashbacks of Kane's life, with reporters trying to solve the mystery. I already knew the outcome, but it interesting seeing Kane's life and…

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  • Laurence Barber

    ★★★½ Watched by Laurence Barber 13 Apr, 2014

    I think it will take me some time to fully appreciate this, but formally it is stunning.

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  • UniverseMatter

    ★★★★★ Added by UniverseMatter

    This review reportedly contains spoilers. I can handle the truth.

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