over 1 year
Gritty and steady-paced, this tale of human corruption deserves a 'deep focus.'
almost 2 years
The one and only. A must watch.
almost 2 years
A compelling investigation of an archetypal man's life.
over 2 years
Not overrated. Perfectly rated.
almost 4 years
would have liked more if I didn't go in thinking "this is the greatest movie of all time."
over 4 years
his first film ever, grabbing what he saw, imagination free from the limits of experience.
almost 5 years
Insightful, clever, great cinematography and storytelling. Maybe a tad overhyped...
You can't really argue this films place in history.
We all die looking back for our own Rosebud. Basic for Cinema Classes.
Ein beeindruckender Film, der eine packende Geschichte erzählt.
Filmmaking at its best. Strong story, confident direction, spot-on performances.
More than worthy of its title as the greatest film ever made.
over 6 years
It has left me speechless...
Citizen Kane is a 1941 American drama film, directed by and starring Orson Welles. The film is considered by some important polls of critics to be the greatest American film of all time and is particularly praised for its innovative cinematography, music and narrative structure. Citizen Kane was Welles' first feature film. The film was nominated for Academy Awards in nine categories; it won an Academy Award for Best Writing (Original Screenplay) by Herman Mankiewicz and Welles. It was released by RKO Pictures.
The story is a film à clef that examines the life and legacy of Charles Foster Kane, played by Welles, a character based upon the American newspaper magnate William Randolph Hearst and Welles' own life. Upon its release, Hearst prohibited mention of the film in any of his newspapers. Kane's career in the publishing world is born of idealistic social service, but gradually evolves into a ruthless pursuit of power. Narrated principally through flashbacks, the story is revealed...