Citizen Kane - Movie Reviews - Rotten Tomatoes

Citizen Kane Reviews

Page 1 of 4
May 1, 2017
Welles' performance is nothing less than astonishing. He begins as a youth of 21, goes through middle age to his death, and makes every moment believable in voice, walk, and gesture. Even in his love scenes is Welles effective.
April 18, 2017
Citizen Kane helped define the language of film, and the totality of its achievement provides no end of fascinating topics to discuss at length.
December 3, 2016
a visual marvel of expressionistic deep-focus cinematography, elaborate production design, and varied editing rhythms
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
November 11, 2016
It's a gripping and absolutely fascinating drama and Welles is utterly unparalleled.
April 29, 2016
This stuff is fine theatre, technically or any other way, and along with them the film is exciting for the recklessness of its independence, even if it seems to have little to be free for.
April 29, 2016
What's striking now is how utterly modern it is in structure.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
November 3, 2015
Citizen Kane, written, produced, directed and played by Orson Welles, is probably the most exciting film that has come out of Hollywood for twenty-five years. I am not at all sure that it isn't the most exciting film that ever came out of anywhere.
May 10, 2015
The labyrinth is a central locus in the language of cinema, Welles presents himself as its Minotaur, giddy and somber
April 30, 2015
Some day, and the time won't be long in arriving, Welles will be the greatest director in Hollywood.
August 22, 2014
Remarkably creative film is inventive both in story and visual style.
January 18, 2013
It can be classified as, in a number of aspects, one of the most arresting pictures ever produced.
October 9, 2012
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.
September 3, 2012
An ecstasy of light and shadow, of clashing textures and graphic forms, such as hadn't been seen since the silent era.
August 30, 2012
Welles's deeply haunting depiction of the life of William Randolph Hearst has long been synonymous with the director's spectacularly odd and genuinely tragic career.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
January 29, 2012
One of the best films out there, and certainly a high point in early cinema. The love for Citizen Kane is deserved.
Full Review | Original Score: 10/10
September 14, 2011
Above all, Welles was a showman and Citizen Kane is a three ring circus of cinematic ingenuity...
May 1, 2011
Citizen Kane may very well be the most talked-about movie in history.
March 4, 2011
Orson Welles' epic film, his stunning feature debut from 1941, is an enduring masterpiece that was underestimated at the time of its release due to political reasons.
Full Review | Original Score: A
January 20, 2011
Citizen Kane has been cited as the greatest film ever made from so many different quarters, it's a wonder that a Congressional law hasn't been passed making it required viewing for anyone who claims they like movies.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
December 22, 2010
Classic should be required for any movie lover.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
Page 1 of 4