• 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

    I love Citizen Kane more and more, each time I see it...

    Just before Susan leaves, she tells Charles that he doesn't love her, he just wants her to love him. This is such a powerful statement, as it essentially sums up the way Charles Kane relates to everyone else. There is a scene where a drunk Jedediah confronts Kane in a similar fashion, chiding the way Charles puts himself on a pedestal when associating himself to other people.

    Charles…

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  • adelaideblair

    ★★★★★ Rewatched by adelaideblair 14 Apr, 2014

    Yeah, it's pretty good.

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  • kpitman

    ★★★★★ Watched by kpitman 14 Apr, 2014

    Beautifully shot, with many creative and interesting moments that add a layer of stylized life and whimsy to a story that would otherwise be bleak and depressing. Technically superb framing of shots provides us with a whole other side to the story taking place on screen (I don't think I've ever seen two people look so distant from each other while still being in the same room).
    A lesson in what drives us as individuals - small, lost treasures and…

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  • WhitsMovies

    ★★★★ Rewatched by WhitsMovies 11 Apr, 2014

    Citizen Kane is widely considered to be the greatest film of all time. Is it really? It's spectacularly filmed. With some of the best use of deep focus and some really interesting shots, but that's about it. The story isn't great and the ending isn't great. The movie drags a lot at times too. It's a great movie no doubt, but the best? Get out of here. Is this better than The Godfather, Casablanca, or Raging Bull? No! It's an…

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  • Liam Underwood

    ★★★½ Watched by Liam Underwood 11 Apr, 2014

    I studied film at university for four years and came away with a BA and a MA. Yet until today I had never seen the much acclaimed Citizen Kane (although to be fair there are loads of films which I *should* have seen by now but haven't). It's pretty much impossible to go into this film without some sort of expectation, so I can't say that I was particularly surprised to find myself enjoying the film. Loved Orson Welles in this and yes, technically it is a very accomplished film. But best film of all time? It's no Die Hard (1988).

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  • Tom Prankerd

    ★★★★★ Added by Tom Prankerd

    Kane, Kane, Kane. Poor Kane. Can any film hope to stand this weight of expectation? Enshrined as the Greatest Film Ever Made, and therefore a nice sacred cow for everyone to butcher.

    Their loss, to be honest. It's not my all-time favourite, but it is undeniably a tour-de-force for Welles and his whole company, thrilling on both a technical and narrative level.

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  • Todd C

    ★★★★ Added by Todd C 4

    Re-watching “THE Film…”

    As much as I enjoy cinema, until recently I’d only seen "Citizen Kane" once, and that was a long time ago. I think I was too young and philistine when I watched it, because after it was over I remember thinking “…what’s the hub-bub about?” I mean, "Kane" is almost universally praised by critics as the greatest motion picture of all time. Welles’ work as writer/director/producer on the film is cited as evidence of his genius. But…

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  • H36r3wHamm3r

    ★★★★★ Added by H36r3wHamm3r

    Greatest Film ever made into being.

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  • sven.

    ★★★★ Watched by sven. 08 Apr, 2014

    didn't know that jordan belfort was even running a newspaper.

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  • AmandaC

    ★★★★ Watched by AmandaC 08 Apr, 2014

    Glad I finally got round to watching this classic film. Kept me guessing til the end as I thought I knew what/who Rosebud was! Great performances and cinematography.

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