Citizen Kane

Citizen Kane was the first movie directed by Orson Welles and stands as one of the best movies ever made. Based on the life of media tycoon William Randolph-Hearst, Citizen Kane tells the story of a media Emperor and his life, but what changed movie story was its script, its filming and the whole movie as a piece of narrative art.


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Age rating:
G
Icon Director
Director:
Orson Welles
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Duration:
1h 59m
Icon Genre
Genre:
Drama, Mystery

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Product category:
Movie
Icon Release date
Release date:
1941-09-05
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Stars:
Orson Welles, Joseph Cotten, Dorothy Comingore

19 comments

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    Anonymous
    September 26, 2017
    "Citizen Kane...has the best of everything: a great director and star, innovative cinematography, dreamlike - even nightmarish - art direction, a sonorous musical score, a skillful screenplay in which comic passages intensify the movie's tragic qualities by means of their grotesque juxtaposition (how lifelike!), a psychological / narrative form that predates our contemporary "psycho-histories" by at least 40 years, and best of all, a memorial word that, when spoken, recalls the film out of thin air."
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    Anonymous
    September 7, 2017
    "I first saw Citizen Kane ten years ago with my family, and I would consider it the best movie of all time; I think that's a pretty common opinion for a reason! This film is a complete classic, and if you haven't seen it you are missing out in a major way. Even if just from a critical film history perspective, it's a tremendously important film: one of Orson Welles' best works."
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    Anonymous
    June 3, 2018
    "Citizen Kane is an incredible film that transcends time and place. Its use of the Rashomon effect is noteworthy, particularly within the context of writing and acting that make the film as a whole a piece of narrative art and an important part of film history. Anyone who is interested in film or history should take a look at Citizen Kane."
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    Anonymous
    May 29, 2018
    "I wanted to watch some of the best movies ever made, so of course Citizen Kane is on the list. This is a great movie about a man in control of a business, and it runs through his life, showing his change from a ambitious and morally-upright young man to a vague shadow of that person in his later years. Wholly recommended."
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    Anonymous
    November 15, 2017
    "This is one of the great classics! The shocking part is the quality of this film has been well preserved. It's hard to believe it's over 70 years old. The film has a lot of great actors of that time. It's rated PG so most of the family will be able to enjoy this classic."
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    Anonymous
    June 2, 2018
    "One of the best films of all time! I love dramas and this surpassed my expectations. There is a reason it is a classic and often rated in the top 10 on critic's lists. If you haven't seen it, you're missing out it's a must see film."
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    Anonymous
    June 12, 2018
    "My grandpa used to watch this when we were young because he said that he likes the film very very much. That's why I bought a hard copy of this movie as a present for his 75th birthday. The old man did get happy tho."
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    Anonymous
    September 7, 2017
    "This movie is a timeless classic as it was the first film to use various angles. It was the film that was the golden standard for other future films. The storyline was original of its time that it sparked new creativity."
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    Anonymous
    May 31, 2018
    "Citizen Kane is such a classic! It is a must see for anyone. It is based on the life of William Randolph Hearst, an VERY wealthy man and his desires in life. It is one of the few movies I would call a masterpiece."
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    Anonymous
    October 17, 2017
    "They truly don't make movies like this anymore This is a true cinematic masterpiece and a classic. Arguably, Orson Welles' best performance, this is one to watch again every few years. I love this film!"
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    Anonymous
    October 4, 2017
    "I watched Citizen Kane a few ago, and I literally fell asleep on the couch while the movie was playing. The movie has a very slow pace, and, even if interesting, it will make you bored/sleepy."
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  • #12
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    Anonymous
    May 2, 2018
    "Orson Wells is a legend and when you watch one of his earlier films like Citizen Kane you know why he is remembered by many as one of the greatest it really is a piece of art"
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    Anonymous
    November 3, 2017
    "Citizen Kane is a movie where the protagonist dies early. I saw so many rave reviews so I was eager to watch it. I however, didn't really like this movie. It's just not for me."
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    Anonymous
    July 20, 2018
    "An oldie, but fantastic movie. Has a wonderful plot and character development. William Hearst's life, challenges and cut-throat approach is interesting as told in this movie."
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    Anonymous
    September 7, 2017
    "I first saw Citizen Kane in college film class. It's one of the great movies of all time and no movie broke more ground in film making. The best of Orson Welles' movies."
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    Anonymous
    April 13, 2018
    "I am a person that appreciates more modern day movie viewing experience. This was just too old style for me and I couldn't get into it. The story started too slow."
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    Anonymous
    April 12, 2018
    "i love this movies is the best movies ever citizen Kane was the first movie directed by a young Orson Welles and stands as one of the best movies ever made."
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    Anonymous
    July 12, 2018
    "As a fan of classic films, this one really has it. The mystery behind Rosebud is really thrilling!"
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    Anonymous
    October 23, 2017
    "Seems like a nice story!"
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