It is a work of art created by grown people for grown people.
Apparantly the true test of intelligence in this country is loving Citizen Kane. Forget Harvard Law Americans you know what you have to do. Watch this movie a couple dozen times, hold your nose in the air, and admit it is the greatest of all time. If not, you are doomed to a life of counting your fingers and toes with a calculator. You critic are nothing more than sheep when it comes to reviewing this movie.
Jan 16 - 06:31 PM
Citizen Kane is almost universally accepted, so it doesn't surprise me that a critic actually likes the movie. Just because someone likes a superb film doesn't mean that there just mindlessly going along with an accepted concencus. There's a reason this movie is so beloved.
Feb 21 - 10:02 AM
It's a conspiracy, man. I have to go get my tin foil hat so these sheeple don't try to brainwash me with their film snobbery, which has been created by the Illuminati to cover up who killed Kennedy.
Apr 19 - 12:48 PM
Bradley, you go well out of your way to prove some people's opinions simply do not count. Your act of the rebelling, "alternative" voice is simply a lame justification for dumbing down, period.
Aug 6 - 08:25 PM
You don't need to be intelligent to enjoy Citizen Kane. Anyone can appreciate this bloody brilliant movie.
Oct 11 - 02:16 AM
Bradley you're probably also the kind of person who justifies his own laziness and vices by assuming everybody else also exhibits them.
Feb 18 - 09:36 AM
I can agree with you 100%! I watched this when i was a kid and fell asleep, i was so bored. I grew up a little bit and watched it again and was amazed, glued to the edge of my seat. Quite amazing how even when cinema was young it produced the best films. Citizen Kane requires a hint of intelligence and a dash of maturity to be enjoyed.
Mar 25 - 03:39 AM
Eh, cinema wasn't too young when Kane came out, as it was about 30-40 years old.(depends when you start considering film as an artform).
May 31 - 04:28 AM
If by "art" you mean "laziness", then yes, it's a work of art. No one is present to hear Kane say "Rosebud". So, how would the entire, say, REST OF THE MOVIE take place if nobody heard it? Lazy.
Nov 24 - 01:53 PM
He said it on his deathbed, and several people heard him say it throughout his life. That's how the reporters know about it. They don't know what the word means, so they try and find out.
Feb 29 - 07:12 PM
You clearly weren't paying attention. The Butler heard him say it. Twice. Including when he died.
Jul 1 - 10:01 PM
Correct, thanks for explaining that to people that apparently don't actually watch movies when they are on.
Sep 9 - 11:33 PM