Reviews

  • Dec 13, 2020

    Wow, very lavish and beautiful home. This guy lived a very interesting life. Jeez talk about being in the right place at the right time. This guy had some crazy fucking luck. Interesting seeing Robert's journey through Hollywood and how he came up and kind of climbed the ladder. Also interesting to see all the battles and fights that happen on a daily basis within showbiz. I really like the way everything was presented throughout the movie. The editing and the way his life was presented made it really entertaining to watch. So interesting to see how Robert was behind all these huge films like Rosemary's Baby, Love Story and The Godfather. Rise and then fall, rise and then fall. This guy went through a lot in his life. Inspirational and motivating. I thought it was a great homage to a producer I didn't know existed until now. Seeing his tumultuous ups and downs throughout his career and life. And that parody at the end that Dustin Hoffman does of Robert was fucking hilarious. You can tell he was close to him and knew him pretty well. Great documentary that's not afraid to pull any punches.

    Wow, very lavish and beautiful home. This guy lived a very interesting life. Jeez talk about being in the right place at the right time. This guy had some crazy fucking luck. Interesting seeing Robert's journey through Hollywood and how he came up and kind of climbed the ladder. Also interesting to see all the battles and fights that happen on a daily basis within showbiz. I really like the way everything was presented throughout the movie. The editing and the way his life was presented made it really entertaining to watch. So interesting to see how Robert was behind all these huge films like Rosemary's Baby, Love Story and The Godfather. Rise and then fall, rise and then fall. This guy went through a lot in his life. Inspirational and motivating. I thought it was a great homage to a producer I didn't know existed until now. Seeing his tumultuous ups and downs throughout his career and life. And that parody at the end that Dustin Hoffman does of Robert was fucking hilarious. You can tell he was close to him and knew him pretty well. Great documentary that's not afraid to pull any punches.

  • Mar 01, 2020

    Funny and endearing, The Kid Stays In The Picture chronicles the love of larger-than-life producer Robert Evans.

    Funny and endearing, The Kid Stays In The Picture chronicles the love of larger-than-life producer Robert Evans.

  • Sep 13, 2019

    The title comes from a studio head's retort to defend the casting of Robert Evans in 1957's THE SUN ALSO RISES and narrated by the subject himself, in his achingly eloquent world-weariness, about the rises and falls three decades as a movie mogul, this documentary is a chilling testament to Hollywood's melting pot of success, scandal, sex, tragedy and infamy.

    The title comes from a studio head's retort to defend the casting of Robert Evans in 1957's THE SUN ALSO RISES and narrated by the subject himself, in his achingly eloquent world-weariness, about the rises and falls three decades as a movie mogul, this documentary is a chilling testament to Hollywood's melting pot of success, scandal, sex, tragedy and infamy.

  • Oct 26, 2016

    Just plain entertaining.

    Just plain entertaining.

  • Oct 04, 2016

    Great documentary on the turbulent life of one of the true legendary Hollywood producers of our time.

    Great documentary on the turbulent life of one of the true legendary Hollywood producers of our time.

  • Feb 05, 2016

    The life and career of Robert Evans as told by himself. This is more of an audiobook with achieve footage and photography than a documentary in the true sense. While Evans is willing to admit some of his failures, he's also his own biggest fan, and you find yourself wondering if his version of events is entirely how others involved would remember it. All that said, the story he spins is a fascinating one, and there is no doubt that he played a part in bringing to the screen some of the biggest films of the 60s and 70s - from Rosemary's Baby, to Love Story, to The Godfather, to Chinatown. Whether he is right to take as much of the credit as he does for these hits is open to question, as is the Evans' account of his legal difficulties and career decline. He doesn't absolve himself for all blame, but you sometimes wonder if there is more to the story than he is letting on. It would be interesting to see an alternative documentary from the point of view of some of the others involved. All in all, it's a compelling yarn about Hollywood's second golden age, told by someone who had a front row seat. Definitely worth watching, although maybe worth taking with a little pinch of salt.

    The life and career of Robert Evans as told by himself. This is more of an audiobook with achieve footage and photography than a documentary in the true sense. While Evans is willing to admit some of his failures, he's also his own biggest fan, and you find yourself wondering if his version of events is entirely how others involved would remember it. All that said, the story he spins is a fascinating one, and there is no doubt that he played a part in bringing to the screen some of the biggest films of the 60s and 70s - from Rosemary's Baby, to Love Story, to The Godfather, to Chinatown. Whether he is right to take as much of the credit as he does for these hits is open to question, as is the Evans' account of his legal difficulties and career decline. He doesn't absolve himself for all blame, but you sometimes wonder if there is more to the story than he is letting on. It would be interesting to see an alternative documentary from the point of view of some of the others involved. All in all, it's a compelling yarn about Hollywood's second golden age, told by someone who had a front row seat. Definitely worth watching, although maybe worth taking with a little pinch of salt.

  • Apr 26, 2015

    Boring and hard to understand...

    Boring and hard to understand...

  • Feb 09, 2015

    Nicely done but intrinsically boring

    Nicely done but intrinsically boring

  • May 23, 2014

    You hear so much about how producers screw with directors and mess things up, and then there's this side of it - Robert Evans - the good looking bastard smoothie who made some of the best pictures of the 1970s for Paramount. The movie highlights the period when he was married to Ali Mcgraw, but this guy is the very definition of "player". Entertaining character all around - street smart, business smart, and probably gave quite a few directors agita when all's said and done, and maybe I'll never hear about his *bad* decisions. I like the attitude though. He realized he wasn't that good an actor, and decided to be the next Darryl Zanuck instead.

    You hear so much about how producers screw with directors and mess things up, and then there's this side of it - Robert Evans - the good looking bastard smoothie who made some of the best pictures of the 1970s for Paramount. The movie highlights the period when he was married to Ali Mcgraw, but this guy is the very definition of "player". Entertaining character all around - street smart, business smart, and probably gave quite a few directors agita when all's said and done, and maybe I'll never hear about his *bad* decisions. I like the attitude though. He realized he wasn't that good an actor, and decided to be the next Darryl Zanuck instead.

  • Apr 24, 2014

    Difficult to get used to the chatty voice-over and cheesy effects, but quite interesting once it gets going.

    Difficult to get used to the chatty voice-over and cheesy effects, but quite interesting once it gets going.