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      Citizen Kane

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      99% Tomatometer 133 Reviews 90% Audience Score 100,000+ Ratings When a reporter is assigned to decipher newspaper magnate Charles Foster Kane's (Orson Welles) dying words, his investigation gradually reveals the fascinating portrait of a complex man who rose from obscurity to staggering heights. Though Kane's friend and colleague Jedediah Leland (Joseph Cotten), and his mistress, Susan Alexander (Dorothy Comingore), shed fragments of light on Kane's life, the reporter fears he may never penetrate the mystery of the elusive man's final word, "Rosebud." Read More Read Less Now in Theaters Now Playing Buy Tickets

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      Orson Welles's epic tale of a publishing tycoon's rise and fall is entertaining, poignant, and inventive in its storytelling, earning its reputation as a landmark achievement in film.

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      Wendy Ide Times (UK) Genuinely innovative film-making. Jan 18, 2024 Full Review Ida Belle Hicks Fort Worth Star-Telegram/DFW.com We aren't going to quibble about the genius business. Time will take care of that and if Welles goes down in history as one well be happy to have been among those who enjoyed the results of his great talent. Mar 2, 2021 Full Review Marjory Adams Boston Globe The sheer brilliance and audacity of Citizen Kane... make the film the most astounding cinematic achievement of the season. It ranks with Disney's Fantasia as a milestone in motion picture technique. Mar 2, 2021 Full Review Noah Gittell Washington City Paper Kane innovated several filmmaking techniques. The film pioneered a genre. Sep 14, 2023 Full Review Manuel São Bento MSB Reviews Everything about this movie's production and origin, the precedent-setting technical aspects, and the innovative storytelling all prove that Orson Welles was a perfectionist filmmaker far ahead of its time. Rated: A+ Jul 24, 2023 Full Review Mark Johnson Awards Daily Many argue it to be the greatest film ever made. Jun 27, 2023 Full Review Read all reviews

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      Audience Member Citizen Kane is the Citizen Kane of Citizen Kanes! A timeless tale as we have seen many-a-Kane in real life since the film’s release, and real life re-castings will continue as long as we live in a plutocracy that rewards demagogues. THE Character Study film whose hypnotic, eclectic telling of a man’s life entrances me each viewing, leaving me with different thoughts on it each time. Writing, directing, producing and starring in what many regard as one of the best films of all time, Orson Welles did it all in his film debut. His feud with William Randolph Hearst, an inspiration behind the main character of the film, over the film’s release just adds to its ever growing legend. Rated 5 out of 5 stars 05/08/24 Full Review Christian W Orson Welle's directs and stars in the film Citizen Kane, with a well-crafted inventive story for the times. Orson Welle's creates a passion piece that tells a story that you become immersed in from moment one. One of the most iconic lines from a movie ever as well. Rated 4.5 out of 5 stars 05/02/24 Full Review Marcel B This is the benchmark for cinematic art. Rated 5 out of 5 stars 05/07/24 Full Review Jay H Believe the hype. One the best movies I've seen. Rated 5 out of 5 stars 04/11/24 Full Review Chris H Horrible. Absolutely the most overrated movie in the history of our planet. Rated 0.5 out of 5 stars 04/11/24 Full Review Anuj S When a reporter is assigned to decipher newspaper magnate Charles Foster Kane's (Orson Welles) dying words, his investigation gradually reveals the fascinating portrait of a complex man who rose from obscurity to staggering heights. Though Kane's friend and colleague Jedediah Leland (Joseph Cotten), and his mistress, Susan Alexander (Dorothy Comingore), shed fragments of light on Kane's life, the reporter fears he may never penetrate the mystery of the elusive man's final word, "Rosebud." Rated 4 out of 5 stars 02/17/24 Full Review Read all reviews Post a rating

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      Synopsis When a reporter is assigned to decipher newspaper magnate Charles Foster Kane's (Orson Welles) dying words, his investigation gradually reveals the fascinating portrait of a complex man who rose from obscurity to staggering heights. Though Kane's friend and colleague Jedediah Leland (Joseph Cotten), and his mistress, Susan Alexander (Dorothy Comingore), shed fragments of light on Kane's life, the reporter fears he may never penetrate the mystery of the elusive man's final word, "Rosebud."
      Director
      Orson Welles
      Screenwriter
      Herman J. Mankiewicz, Orson Welles, John Houseman
      Distributor
      RKO Radio Pictures
      Production Co
      Mercury Productions, RKO Radio Pictures Inc.
      Rating
      PG
      Genre
      Drama
      Original Language
      English
      Release Date (Theaters)
      May 1, 1941, Wide
      Release Date (Streaming)
      Jun 28, 2016
      Box Office (Gross USA)
      $977.3K
      Runtime
      1h 59m
      Sound Mix
      Mono
      Aspect Ratio
      Academy (1.33:1)
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