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The Kid Stays in the Picture Reviews

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Christopher Smith
Bangor Daily News (Maine)
October 21, 2002
"The Kid Stays in the Picture," is smashing, a beautifully conceived, stylish plunge into the tumultuous life of Robert Evans...
Full Review | Original Score: A
Mark Halverson
Sacramento News & Review
October 10, 2002
A self-narrated, blatantly lop-sided, cocky, nonchalant, fascinating and juicily entertaining documentary.
| Original Score: 4/5
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Jay Boyar
Orlando Sentinel
September 26, 2002
This movie is more fun than many of those tall tales that Hollywood calls feature films.
| Original Score: 4/5
Steve Schneider
Orlando Weekly
September 26, 2002
Its unbridled spirit and (especially) visual style shuttle us through the corridor of Evans' memories with sufficient force to leave us in a state of happy exhaustion.
| Original Score: 4/5
JoBlo's Movie Emporium
September 12, 2002
Engrossing ... but ultimately felt more like a vanity project/tribute to the man than any kind of objective, well-rounded documentary.
Full Review | Original Score: 6/10
Philip Martin
Arkansas Democrat-Gazette
September 11, 2002
...a rare unguarded glimpse of inside Hollywood in its most brazenly self-referential yet least guarded moments.
Full Review| Original Score: A
Derek Smith
Apollo Guide
September 10, 2002
The Kid Stays in the Picture is not simply an informative documentary. It is a witty, funny, wildly entertaining, and often poignant look at the last man to truly control Tinseltown.
| Original Score: 83/100
Bob Grimm
Las Vegas Mercury
September 4, 2002
A blessed gift to film geeks and historians. If the '70's were your idea of a good time at the movies, this will make you very happy.
| Original Score: 4/5
Victoria Alexander
Movie Reviews in Croatian
September 2, 2002
Aggressive self-glorification and a manipulative whitewash. Stay for the credits and see a devastating comic impersonation by Dustin Hoffman that is revelatory.
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Jon Popick
Planet Sick-Boy
August 31, 2002
A whole lot of fun.
Full Review| Original Score: 7/10
Jeff Vice
Deseret News, Salt Lake City
August 30, 2002
Evans' narration (taken from the memoirs and compiled by Morgen) makes it consistently interesting.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Brent Simon
Entertainment Today
August 26, 2002
A colorful and captivating biography... So sly and mischievously engaging that at times you feel like it could be the first movie to actually buy you drinks and shag you silly.
Full Review | Original Score: A-
D.K. Holm
August 24, 2002
Picture Perfect
Joe Baltake
Sacramento Bee
August 23, 2002
There's a disreputable air about the whole thing, and that's what makes it irresistible.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
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Rene Rodriguez
Miami Herald
August 23, 2002
Even at his most obnoxious, Evans remains a fascinating figure.
| Original Score: 3/4
Robert W. Butler
Kansas City Star
August 23, 2002
One of the best inside-show-biz yarns ever.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
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Susan Stark
Detroit News
August 23, 2002
For a life lived boldly and productively if imperfectly, Robert Evans deserves this trenchant, revealing, vastly entertaining documentary.
| Original Score: 4/4
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Terry Lawson
Detroit Free Press
August 23, 2002
Giddy, absurdly entertaining account of Evans' rise and fall in the movie biz.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
Duane Dudek
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
August 22, 2002
While the now 72-year-old Robert Evans been slowed down by a stroke, he has at least one more story to tell: his own.
| Original Score: 3/4
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Duane Byrge
Hollywood Reporter
August 21, 2002
An engrossing portrait of a man whose engaging manner and flamboyant style made him a truly larger-than-life character.
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