The Kid Stays in the Picture Reviews

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Austin Kennedy
Film Geek Central
April 27, 2013
It offers a fascinating peek into the (not always glamorous) life of a Hollywood big shot. Full of insight, meaty tidbits, and not without humor, this documentary is one of the best.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
John A. Nesbit
Old School Reviews
October 21, 2012
entertains and brings a true insider view
Full Review | Original Score: B
Nell Minow
Common Sense Media
December 28, 2010
Truly a gripping story, but for mature teens only.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Felix Vasquez Jr.
Cinema Crazed
April 29, 2009
Despite some reservations, this is an interesting and excellent documentary...
Jeffrey M. Anderson
Combustible Celluloid
February 29, 2008
Excellent showbiz documentary.
Jordan Hiller
Bangitout.com
November 2, 2005
The entire movie is purely from Evans' own perspective and any baggage he carries, but it sure is a treat.
Full Review | Original Score: '3'
Pablo Villaca
Cinema em Cena
June 6, 2004
Evans é uma figura fascinante, e é justamente sua narração em off, associada à ótima edição, que transforma este documentário em um ácido depoimento sobre Hollywood.
| Original Score: 4/5
Kent Turner
Film-Forward.com
April 15, 2004
But for film buffs at least, Evans's vivid story will make them feel nostalgic for this period of Hollywood history.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.75/5
Michael Dequina
TheMovieReport.com
January 6, 2004
Click to read review
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
Brian Gibson
Vue Weekly (Edmonton, Canada)
December 1, 2003
A skewed, self-serving but revealing portrait of Evans's life . . . a perversely thrilling look at the pathetic backroom truth behind some of '70s Hollywood's deepest films.
Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews
May 27, 2003
The documentary styled pic though entertaining was nevertheless irrelevant.
Full Review | Original Score: C +
March 2, 2003
It's fairly absorbing, because tales of rise and fall usually are, but it's not very accomplished as a piece of cinema.
| Original Score: 2.5/4
Ron Wells
Film Threat
December 16, 2002
I'm willing to bet ... that I don't see another [documentary] this year as richly entertaining or as cathartic.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
Lawrence Toppman
Charlotte Observer
December 13, 2002
Frank, hugely entertaining but hugely biased film.
Robert Roten
Laramie Movie Scope
November 15, 2002
A fascinating look at the topsy-turvy life of a high powered Hollywood producer that is far stranger than any work of fiction.
Full Review | Original Score: B
James Rocchi
Netflix
November 7, 2002
Brilliantly crafted documentary about Hollywood legend Robert Evans may not be the unvarnished truth, but it is great, glossy fun.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
Top Critic
Jeff Strickler
Minneapolis Star Tribune
November 6, 2002
If you love flamboyant people, movies or -- especially -- flamboyant movie people, don't miss The Kid Stays in the Picture.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
James Kendrick
Q Network Film Desk
October 29, 2002
remarkable in the sense that, for all his self-aggrandizing tendencies, Evans conveys himself as both powerful and vulnerable, still a Hollywood myth of grand proportions, but also a human being
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
Ken Hanke
Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)
October 22, 2002
What works best is the candid nature of Evans' remarks , which often reveal more than Evans himself probably intended.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Elias Savada
Nitrate Online
October 22, 2002
...it's a shame that [film]'s only appreciative audience might be those of us with memories deep enough to recall the rise and fall and rise again of one of the industry's true crap-shooting visionaries.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
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