The Other Side of the Wind Reviews

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.
November 1, 2018
We'll be debating it, defending it, reappraising it for a long time to come.
November 1, 2018
What to call this Hollywood takedown from Orson Welles, besides the best 1970's movie to be released in the 21st century? It's also chaotic and jumbled and strictly for those who care about the history of film and its indispensable master builder.
November 1, 2018
What we have is something of a seductive tease, a haunted film that at times entrances and delights and at times offends and embarrasses.
November 1, 2018
The nervous rhythm established by editor Bob Murawski, following the lead of the footage Welles himself assembled, keeps the film in constant state of agitation.