• John Barlow

    ★★★ Rewatched by John Barlow 27 Oct, 2014

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


  • DarknessLingers

    ★★★★★ Watched by DarknessLingers 26 Oct, 2014

    Lauded as one of the greatest landmarks in cinematic history (if not the greatest), Citizen Kane is a film I’m sure most people see because of its sterling reputation among film lovers and critics and as something to check off their personal bucket lists. With such high expectations, it’s inevitable that many will feel disappointed with the film, perhaps expecting something sensational, gripping and visually powerful and getting instead a rather slow satire about a newspaper tycoon and the mystery…


  • Emmett Foss

    ★★★★★ Rewatched by Emmett Foss 23 Oct, 2014

    The Citizen Kane of movies.

    This joke has most likely been done a million times before and if that is the case I am sorry


  • kwrather

    ★★★★½ Watched by kwrather 22 Oct, 2014

    Impressive. Staggering. Unprecedented. Innovative. There's no shortage of superlatives given to this film. And to some extent it's all of those and more. Does it live up to the hype? I'm not sure yet. It's layers are deep and wide and it's an undeniable achievement, but I can't bring myself to call it perfect or the best.


  • Charles Palentine

    ★★★★★ Watched by Charles Palentine 03 Nov, 2012

    To attempt to write a review about Citizen Kane is both overwhelming and idiotic for obvious reasons. How does one attempt to comment on a film that precedes the individual by more than forty years and hasn’t yet been seen on the big screen with a live audience? Not to mention its stature atop Sight and Sound’s polls since 1962 among many others. I suppose it’s done by acknowledging that it can’t quite be achieved, at least in the way…


  • Milez Das

    ★★★★★ Watched by Milez Das 22 Oct, 2014 8

    Finally I finished watching Citizen Kane.

    While I watching this movie, I didn't care what was Rosebud. But I was more focused on the technical aspects of this movie.

    What made this movie stand out and considered one of the best movie is on its technical aspects and the varied and structural storytelling.

    The camera work was I think the best feature of this movie. Orson used every aspects of angle he can to capture the frame and he kept…


  • MoviePhanatic

    ★★★★★ Rewatched by MoviePhanatic 21 Oct, 2014 1

    Today in film class, we studied Depth of Field (the focusing of the camera) in film and what better way to do it than watch this film. I honestly loved it even more this rewatch since I realized more things about it then I did last summer. I actually appreciated the cinematography, it's dark style, it's screenwriting and (of course) it's direction which is absolutely phenomenal. On this rewatch, I realized how absolutely good this movie is AND how it…


  • tHois

    ★★★★★ Added by tHois

    I was worried that the movie's hype would lead to disappointment, but after finally watching it I have to say it is a brilliant movie in every regard. Still feels fresh today and is wonderfully edited in several ways that I don't see replicated in modern movies for some strange reason.


  • Wayne Simon

    ★★★½ Added by Wayne Simon

    I know it's sacrilegious for me to say this, but I thought Citizen Kane was...alright. A splendid movie for its time, huge historical significance since the French revival etc etc but none of that really matters much to me when I'm trying to judge a film on its objective merits.

    Are there things I liked about it? Of course. The narrative structure is very engaging though slightly tedious in the opening hour. There are some interesting parallels between Kane and…


  • Mark Polak

    Rewatched by Mark Polak 28 Jun, 2014

    Just because this movie is good for you doesn't mean that it will taste bad. Not only does it live up to it's exalted reputation, Citizen Kane is an incredibly entertaining, often funny and never boring movie.


  • Ben Ingram

    ★★★★★ Added by Ben Ingram

    In this scene is a montage of the deterioration of Kane's first marriage. In the first scene the camera pans toward Kane greeting Emily, kissing and complimenting her, and then sitting on the side adjacent to her, and already one can sense the tension in their marriage: the dissonance between what Kane says to Emily and his intentions. Then the sequence shifts through time and setting, with the styles of the characters and rooms changing, yet they are always…


  • Peter Daatland

    ★★★½ Watched by Peter Daatland 19 Oct, 2014

    Hah! Referansefilmen over alle referansefilmer, tilsynelatende ofte namedroppa som ren katalogonani, er sett. En god film, i kontekst et mesterverk.