The Magnificent Ambersons (2002)

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When legendary filmmaker Orson Welles's 1942 film The Magnificent Ambersons was first produced, it was drastically reedited by its studio, RKO Pictures, prompting a battle that raged for years. In 2001, the cable channel A&E took Welles's original shooting script and realized it in this lavish production directed by Alfonso Arau (Like Water for Chocolate). Sixty years after its original production, Welles's vision finally shines through.

Rating: Unrated
Genre: Drama, Television
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On DVD: Nov 19, 2002
Runtime:
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I gave this 3 stars for the stand-out performances by Gretchen Moll and Bruce Greenwood, but the movie on the whole was a disappointment. I love period pieces which is what attracted me to this but the performances by Davies and Tilly, which I expected to be good, were forced and overdone and made the movie fakey. There's an older version which I liked better.

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Robin P.

I watched this because it is supposed to be a faithful presentation of Orson Welles' original script and vision. While a fairly recent movie, the old script makes it feel dated. Still, it finds its pace in the second half, and benefits from some good performances by the cast, Gretchen Mol shining foremost among them.

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