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The Kid Stays in the Picture Reviews

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April 9, 2002
A little objectivity could have gone a long way.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
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 11, 2002
"The Kid Stays in the Picture" is a great story, terrifically told by the man who wrote it but this Cliff Notes edition is a cheat.
Full Review | Original Score: C
August 12, 2002
In the book-on-tape market, the film of "The Kid Stays in the Picture" would be an abridged edition
Full Review | Original Score: C
May 27, 2003
The documentary styled pic though entertaining was nevertheless irrelevant.
Full Review | Original Score: C +
July 23, 2002
An admitted egomaniac, Evans is no Hollywood villain, and yet this grating showcase almost makes you wish he'd gone the way of Don Simpson.
August 2, 2002
...the film equivalent of a book-on-tape.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
March 2, 2003
It's fairly absorbing, because tales of rise and fall usually are, but it's not very accomplished as a piece of cinema.
| Original Score: 2.5/4
July 25, 2002
[Evans is] a fascinating character, and deserves a better vehicle than this facetious smirk of a movie.
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
August 9, 2002
It's one of the most honest films ever made about Hollywood.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
August 17, 2002
Read More | Original Score: 4/5
December 28, 2010
Truly a gripping story, but for mature teens only.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
November 7, 2002
Brilliantly crafted documentary about Hollywood legend Robert Evans may not be the unvarnished truth, but it is great, glossy fun.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
July 15, 2002
It's the kind of documentary that doesn't get nominated for awards because it's too entertaining.
August 8, 2002
A stylish, be-boppy portrait of a true individual with his own, invented vocabulary ... and his own, semi-invented take on the events of his life.
Read More | Original Score: 3/4
September 18, 2002
Full Review | Original Score: B+
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
August 9, 2002
It might be considered the best, the flashiest, the most enjoyable vanity production ever.
April 27, 2013
It offers a fascinating peek into the (not always glamorous) life of a Hollywood big shot. Full of insight, meaty tidbits, and not without humor, this documentary is one of the best.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
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