• Kaelahn Taylor

    ★★★★★ Watched by Kaelahn Taylor 01 Sep, 2014

    the greatest film ever made for a reason. first film I watched for my intro to film class at msu


  • James Utley

    ★★★★★ Added by James Utley


    There's no point reviewing Orson Welles' Citizen Kane. Everybody knows how fantastic the film is; it has 100% on Rotten Tomatoes, spent years at number one on AFI's greatest films of all time and is constantly talked about as perhaps the greatest film of all time. Most impressive things about this? It was Welles' directorial debut.

    Like I said, I'm not going to review this film. I'm instead going to discuss…


  • Paul Boyne

    ★★★★★ Rewatched by Paul Boyne 26 Aug, 2014

    Because the subject of the film is ostentatious, protean, larger-than-life, it makes sense that the camera would look up at him from a place of awe, even as he shouts helplessly down a flight of stairs at the man who just forced the end of his political career. It’s not exactly revolutionary to point out that Citizen Kane is as much about Orson Welles as it is about William Randolph Hearst or any other powerful man. Charles Foster Kane is…


  • Carlos Rodríguez

    ★★★★½ Watched by Carlos Rodríguez 13 Jul, 2008

    Considered by many film critics and scholars as the greatest film ever made, Orson Welles' Citizen Kane is a film I deeply admire and like very much though I'll never share that notion of it being the greatest movie ever. Every film released after 1941 owes something directly or indirectly to this cinematic piece. Its breathtaking cinematography, camera work, and narrative structure were truly ahead of its time and proved to be hugely influential.

    Orson Welles at the age of…


  • teapot37

    ★★★★½ Watched by teapot37 26 Aug, 2014

    After a secretive newspaper magnate dies, a reporter attempts to divine the meaning of his last words by interviewing the people who knew him throughout his life. Extremely innovative in its cinematographic techniques, camera angles, and story structure. You could watch this film 100 times and see something new every time. It's rightly regarded as one of the all-time classics.


  • Patrick Desjardine

    ★★★★½ Watched by Patrick Desjardine 27 Aug, 2014

    Although somewhat overrated, "Citizen Kane" is a cinematic classic, that is surprisingly engaging considering the simple plot. This film is an excellent character study that consists of, beautiful/iconic cinematography, and a charismatic performance from Orson Welles.

    Letter Grade: A


  • Tyrion Lannister

    ★★★★½ Watched by Tyrion Lannister 26 Aug, 2014

    I was kind of dreading watching this. I don't have the best track record with universally revered movies. I wasn't the biggest fan of The Godfather (I know, I know) and Boyhood. Of course I understood their merit, and the reasons for their acclaim, but they didn't work for me. I was worried going into this movie because what if I didn't enjoy it? How would I criticize the movie that is referred to as the greatest film of all…


  • ιωαννα με το μηδεν

    ★★★★½ Rewatched by ιωαννα με το μηδεν 20 Aug, 2014

    Πέρασα τις τελευταίες 5 μέρες των διακοπών μου στην Αντίπαρο. Θα είχα μετανιώσει την επιλογή της Αντιπάρου αν δεν υπήρχε το σινε Oliaros. Δεν θα είχα γνωρίσει το Oliaros, αν δεν έπεφτε τυχαία μπροστά μου η αφισα του Citizen Kane.


  • Ollie

    ★★★★★ Watched by Ollie 20 Aug, 2014

    Awesome Welles.


  • BallingAintEazy

    ★★★★★ Watched by BallingAintEazy 20 Aug, 2014

    With all the hype I expected this movie to be kind of a let down but no. It lives up to it. It may not be the #1 film of all time but I do agree it's one of the greatest. The story is interesting and engaging and it really gets you locked with each character. You sypathize with every one of them in a different way. My friend also mentioned how well the movie ages and that made me…


  • Andrew Thill

    ★★★★★ Added by Andrew Thill

    Citizen Kane has a mythos built upon a sense of injustice. It was under appreciated when it came out - a financial failure whose unconventionality set Orson Welles' career back. It didn't even take home the Academy Award that year, losing to the unmemorable How Green Was my Valley.

    It's biggest injustice, however, might be that the viewing of Citizen Kane is not often framed in a positive light. Kane's presence at the top of numerous "Greatest of..." lists means…


  • Harrison Miller

    ★★★★★ Rewatched by Harrison Miller 18 Aug, 2014

    This was my second time around with this film. The first time I saw it I was not that impressed. My opinions with cinema were still developing, as they still are, but now I do see what is so remarkable with this picture.

    The story itself is quite touching and mysterious. Kane is a self-made man with too much pride for his own good, who wants love and companionship, but gets so caught up in his career that he loses…