Perhaps when the uproar has died down it will be discovered that the film is not quite so good as it is considered now, but nevertheless Hollywood will for a long time be in debt to Mr. Welles.
It can be classified as, in a number of aspects, one of the most arresting pictures ever produced.
Welles not only inspired the bright young men with whom he collaborated, he shamed the Hollywood hacks into a realization of just how deeply they had betrayed their talent.
| Original Score: A+
More than a great movie; it is a gathering of all the lessons of the emerging era of sound.
| Original Score: 4/4
Motion picture archives and collections across the world would be poorer without copies of this film, which will forever be recognized as a defining example of American cinema.
Kids who watch this movie can never know how revolutionary it was.
| Original Score: 5/5
Classic should be required for any movie lover.
| Original Score: 5/5
Citizen Kane is no relic. Pop in the DVD and you'll find what you least expect - a really cool flick.
This is the inherent paradox of Welles' film: that its ending should be so equivocal, providing a satisfying resolution that simultaneously scoffs at such over-simplification.
There's no denying that his bravura performance, both in front of the camera and behind it, is spellbindingly effective.
| Original Score: 4/5
The greatest film of all time now has a DVD to match.
Yeah, it really IS all that good.
An ecstasy of light and shadow, of clashing textures and graphic forms, such as hadn't been seen since the silent era.
...an impressive dramatic epic that articulates some of the myths of capitalist America in a personal and human way.
| Original Score: A
No scene in Kane ever fails to amaze me, and watching it for perhaps the 15th time on this new DVD, I still felt fulfilled and happy afterward.
A film that gets better with each renewed acquaintance.
Welles has found the screen as effective for his unique showmanship as radio and the theatre.
In addition to being the first great independent movie, Citizen Kane is the first great character drama.
A cinematic phantasmagoria, this film is a movie lover's wet dream.
| Original Score: 95/100
The question has never been whether 'Citizen Kane' is one of the greatest films ever made. The question is whether it is THE greatest.
| Original Score: 10/10