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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
October 10, 2002
A self-narrated, blatantly lop-sided, cocky, nonchalant, fascinating and juicily entertaining documentary.
Read More | Original Score: 4/5
September 26, 2002
This movie is more fun than many of those tall tales that Hollywood calls feature films.
Read More | Original Score: 4/5
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.
Read More | Original Score: 4/5
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
September 11, 2002
...a rare unguarded glimpse of inside Hollywood in its most brazenly self-referential yet least guarded moments.
Full ReviewRead More | Original Score: A
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.
Read More | Original Score: 83/100
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
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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August 31, 2002
A whole lot of fun.
Full Review| Original Score: 7/10
August 30, 2002
Evans' narration (taken from the memoirs and compiled by Morgen) makes it consistently interesting.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
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-
August 24, 2002
Picture Perfect
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
August 23, 2002
Even at his most obnoxious, Evans remains a fascinating figure.
Read More | Original Score: 3/4
August 23, 2002
One of the best inside-show-biz yarns ever.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
August 23, 2002
For a life lived boldly and productively if imperfectly, Robert Evans deserves this trenchant, revealing, vastly entertaining documentary.
Read More | Original Score: 4/4
August 23, 2002
Giddy, absurdly entertaining account of Evans' rise and fall in the movie biz.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
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.
Read More | Original Score: 3/4
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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