The Other Side of the Wind Reviews

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January 7, 2019
Sure to be wildly overpraised and cursorily dismissed, The Other Side of the Wind is often awful and frequently great, occasionally at the same time. The main thing is that it gives Welles the last word.
November 30, 2018
Overall, Wind magnificently displays Welles' filmmaking brilliance while baring the aging auteur's frailties and frustrations.
November 2, 2018
Having seen it, my overwhelming feeling is not exaltation but sadness. I look at this maddening pastiche and think of all the great movies he might have made.
November 2, 2018
It's not a rose-dud.
November 1, 2018
A cracked, corrosive, savagely compromised vision it unmistakably is. A mock documentary avant la lettre, Other Side of the Wind has a jagged syntax that would have felt startling in the '70s and, decades later, has lost little of its restless vitality.
Top Critic
November 1, 2018
Even if it may not exactly be the movie its creator would have made, the artifact is still a thorny, inventive, brain-melting tour de force that confirms Welles's skill at finding beauty and meaning within chaos.
June 26, 2019
A fascinating artifact. Nothing more.
June 3, 2019
A daring, reckless, uncompromising film that has risen like a phoenix from the ashes to take its place in the pantheon of great things.
April 13, 2019
Whether or not the film is beautifully atrocious or just atrocious is going to be divisive, but ultimately, The Other Side of the Wind portrays a director contemplating his legacy, and in Welles's case, it cements it.
March 4, 2019
'The Other Side of the Wind' is an overdose of content and subtext, but it is the price that had to be paid to resuscitate a project that was dead and buried for a number of reasons and that we should receive with open arms. [Full Review in Spanish]
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