Mr. Arkadin Reviews

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March 18, 2020
Beneath the baroque extravagance of its style, and the characteristic romantic retreat from reality into another Xanadu, the film crumbles emptily away.
September 4, 2019
A passionate and personal reflection about what power represents. [Full Review in Spanish]
August 1, 2019
Self-indulgent camp by a master of visual effects who lavishes them on a dime-novel story fabricated by himself; great comedown from Citizen Kane.
June 20, 2015
Arkadin was, according to one of his business rivals, "a phenomenon of an age of dissolution and crisis." The world of Mr. Arkadin aptly reflects such an age.
June 20, 2015
Arkadin was, according to one of his business rivals, "a phenomenon of an age of dissolution and crisis." The world of Mr. Arkadin aptly reflects such an age.
March 11, 2013
This fractured Citizen Kane, built of frames within frames and mirrors within mirrors, is aptly brought to life by Welles's later style, born of low budgets and high anxiety, its grotesque closeups and cocked angles suggesting worlds and minds askew.
May 30, 2012
a mesmerizing experience, a schizoid crime caper that's half-potboiler and half-reverie
March 26, 2009
Engaging meller it may be, but missing the incisive delineation that marked Kane.
August 29, 2006
Arkadin is a rotter from the start; we couldn't care less about his life or death.
June 21, 2006
While the plot sometimes seems too fragmented for its own good, Welles' consistently inventive imagery nevertheless ensures that the action remains thoroughly engrossing.
April 7, 2006
This is a brilliant disaster... some of the highest class trash you'll ever get to see.
March 25, 2006
the film suffers not from Welles' absence but rather from any reason for us to care about Arkadin
February 9, 2006
Failure or not, it's irresistible.
August 11, 2005
June 24, 2005
June 3, 2005
Endlessly inventive thriller, with spectacular visual style from Welles.
Top Critic
May 9, 2005
A film, which, for all its strangeness, is seldom less than brilliant.
April 1, 2005
Junk food for cineastes.
February 26, 2005
January 13, 2005
A bemusing melodrama that is bizarre.
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