Citizen Kane (Flick’s Review)

Posted on | September 17, 2011 | 2 Comments

5.0 stars/reels

Citizen Kane is a great movie. In fact it’s not just a great movie it’s a perfect one. I don’t think it’s the best movie of all time but it’s definitely in my Top 10 films of all time (maybe even my Top 5). It has a great story that is interesting, sophisticated and clever. The life of Charles Foster Kane is the focus  of the film. His life is intriguingly unique. Kane is a complex and witty character played to perfection by Orson Welles. It’s surprising that Welles so excellently directs, writes, produces and stars in Citizen Kane because he was only 25 and it was his first film. I can’t wait to see if Welles’ other films are as good as Citizen Kane. At 119 minutes the film is the perfect length. The suspense of who or what Rosebud is adds to the story. By the end of the film, you’ll feel as if you’ve known Charles Foster Kane all your life.

Citizen Kane is about a group of filmmakers who make a newsreel about the life and death of Charles Foster Kane. They send one of their men to find out more about Kane’s last word: Rosebud. The filmmaker asks Kane’s friends and past wives about who or what Rosebud was while doing this he learns about Kane himself.

My favorite character is Charles Foster Kane because as I said before he is interesting and it’s a joy to learn about his life.

My favorite scene is when Kane wrecks his room because the character of Kane is shown in this scene unlike any of the other scenes.

Citizen Kane is rated PG and I agree.

Directed by: Orson Welles

Produced by: Orson Welles

Written by:
Herman J. Mankiewicz (original screenplay) and
Orson Welles (original screenplay)

Cast (in credits order):

Joseph Cotten:  Jedediah Leland
Dorothy Comingore : Susan Alexander Kane
Agnes Moorehead: Mary Kane
Ruth Warrick: Emily Monroe Norton Kane
Ray Collins:James W. Gettys
Erskine Sanford: Herbert Carter
Everett Sloane: Mr. Bernstein
William Alland: Jerry Thompson
Paul Stewart: Raymond
George Coulouris: Walter Parks Thatcher
Fortunio Bonanova: Matiste
Gus Schilling: The Headwaiter
Philip Van Zandt: Mr. Rawlston
Georgia Backus:  Miss Anderson
Harry Shannon: Kane’s Father
Sonny Bupp: Kane III
Buddy Swan: Kane – Age Eight
Orson Welles: Kane


2 Responses to “Citizen Kane (Flick’s Review)”

  1. Steve Itkin
    September 26th, 2011 @ 8:47 am

    Great review…I believe I agree with most of it, but have many favorite scenes. See “Touch of Evil” and “The Third Man”.

  2. flickflack
    October 3rd, 2011 @ 9:40 am

    I haven’t seen either one but some other clasics I have seen are: Singin in the Rain, The Thin Man, The Adventures of Robin Hood, King Kong and Casablanca. Thanks for commenting! From flick

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