Me and Orson Welles Reviews

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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.
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.
November 24, 2011
November 18, 2011
November 17, 2011
August 8, 2010
Christian McKay delivers a stand out performance in two of the best escapist hours you'll experience this year.
December 28, 2009
I've seen plenty of great impersonations of Orson Welles and yet I've never seen any of them come remotely close to this.
December 17, 2009
The most resonant voice belongs to Welles, or rather to McKay, who uncannily channels the charm, ego and flim-flammery of the man who would soon move to Hollywood to direct and star in Citizen Kane.
December 11, 2009
Christian McKay's impersonation of young Orson Welles is sensational in this enjoyable, though slight, historical fiction about a teen who spends a memorable week with the legendary wonder.
December 11, 2009
The very name Orson Welles stands for genius wasted and betrayed, and the movie offers some foreshadowing of his triumphs and failures to come.
December 11, 2009
A film that nearly everyone will enjoy on their own terms but it's also surprisingly bland considering the larger-than-life personality that gives it half a title.
December 11, 2009
A thoroughly enjoyable film that wraps a coming-of-age story around the portrait of a genius.
December 11, 2009
Linklater has crafted an always genial and at times even joyful period charmer about that moment on the cusp: before a boy becomes a man and another man becomes a mythological figure.
December 11, 2009
It's an open question as to who, outside theater geeks, will find this inside-baseball approach quite as fascinating as Linklater apparently does.
December 11, 2009
I forgot that I was looking at an actor. I really believed I was looking at Welles.
December 11, 2009
Working with the fact-based eponymous novel by Robert Kaplow, first-time screenwriters Holly Gent Palmo and Vince Palmo are content to follow the contours of a standard behind-the-scenes story about the staging of a play.
December 11, 2009
The film has a warm, lived-in period feel close to Woody Allen's Bullets Over Broadway, and a similar ain't-theatre-crazy vibe. But there's a hard-bitten realism behind the sweetness.
December 10, 2009
Linklater keeps everything bouncing along, in sepia light and roar-of-the-greasepaint dust, giving us a little lesson in theater history along with an appealing coming-of-age tale.
December 10, 2009
Linklater's film adaptation succeeds in bringing the flamboyant Welles to life, without resorting to caricature (although a few vintage Al Hirschfelds adorn the walls).
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