Me and Orson Welles Reviews
June 18, 2020
Zac Efron displays mojo as a plucky newbie with just a hint of the young Tyrone Power.
May 11, 2019
McKay's performance captures all the traits that made the director so dynamic, but this is more than just an impersonation. This is a complete performance, full of life and depth.
August 30, 2018
It just plodded on, drearily and leadenly, for the full 114 minutes, like I had nothing better to do, which I didn't, but that's not the point.
July 10, 2018
Christian McKay's eerily accurate, rollicking impersonation defines a good half of the movie; it's a fireball of charisma, chutzpah, virtuosity and obstinacy.
March 23, 2018
A delightful film that with excellent set design... [Full review in Spanish]
September 24, 2014
This deceptively modest movie is smartly not a curated compilation of Wellesiana, but rather a warmly observed look at the theater and those souls who live for the arts.
August 1, 2012
The film's Welles is a mix of huckster and genius, thanks to an astonishing performance by little-known English actor Christian McKay, who captures his boundless self-confidence and energy. Director Richard Linklater gives his cast the chance to shine.
January 3, 2011
A smart and charming backstage theater film.
September 25, 2010
Thanks to Linklater and McKay, we get a rendition of Welles that gives vital pulse to the man, the myth, the legend.
August 8, 2010
Christian McKay delivers a stand out performance in two of the best escapist hours you'll experience this year.
August 6, 2010
You're not going to have huge laughs or terrible sadness or excitement. It's a bittersweet love letter to thespians of old.
August 5, 2010
Me and Orson Welles is a potentially wonderful film damaged by the presence of a lacklustre Zac Efron.
July 30, 2010
McKay is magnificent [as Welles]. Not for a moment did I doubt that this was the man who went on to make Citizen Kane.
July 30, 2010
The film is beautifully, factually detailed. There's much to love here.
July 29, 2010
The sheer dynamism of Welles in full flight -- an exasperating, yet awe-inspiring figure around the clock -- is brought to life with an incredible performance by unknown British actor Christian McKay.