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  1. Wee Hunk's rating of the film Mr. Arkadin

    I think Arkadin did Van Stratten a favor by hiring him to do some detective work. He was just a con man when he started, and not a very sympathetic one, and he turns out to be quite good at his task. There were some bad choices in terms of the direction, most notably making the audience seasick with the scene on the boat. In the end the daughter is forced to decide between the two of them.

  2. VincentVendetta's rating of the film Mr. Arkadin

    Welles remakes his very own Citizen Kane as a noir B-movie, only Kane the powerful magnate is very much alive and straight-up murders everyone.

  3. alice's rating of the film Mr. Arkadin

    Un film-giocattolo, inverosimile e rovesciato (per un uso "libero" della macchina da presa), di integrità ricostruite, reputazioni ripulite, menzogne ed omicidi, che mette in immagini l'idea (o, almeno, l'idea di Arkadin) che l'amore filiale va meritato. Welles sembra un vecchio leone, feroce, fiero, stanco.

  4. El Biffo's rating of the film Mr. Arkadin

    "The Comprehensive Version". The camera angles designed to make him look bigger than life, the pretzel logic (although the story is actually simple, just twisted around to make it seem complicated) are all classic Orson Welles. My son is a huge Welles fan, so this was his pick for Family Movie Night this week. Both of us are more interested in scenes and images than plot, and Mr. Arkadin has plenty of them to offer.

  5. Jdsarmientoburgos's rating of the film Mr. Arkadin

    A completely schizophrenic film watching experience where Welles was at his most inventive and insane. It was poorly received due to its batshit insanity and impossible narrative structure, but that’s why I freaking love it. An unstoppable glorified train wreck.

  6. bardley's rating of the film Mr. Arkadin

    interesting story somewhere in this real piece of shit welles seemingly put together in the throws of a head injury, binge drunk or both. suffice it to say anytime this movie's served will always be well before its time.

  7. Ethan's rating of the film Mr. Arkadin

    Through all the different versions of this film there is still an intriguing story here and Welles presents it beautifully here.

  8. FISCHER's rating of the film Mr. Arkadin

    Scénario complexe, embrouillé à plaisir, avec une floraison de scènes décousues, au style heurté, sans transition apparemment cohérente. Le tout, pour une histoire fascinante de descente aux enfers où Welles inscrit toutes ses obsessions familières, avec une maîtrise et un brio qui provoquent admiration et respect...

  9. Fabio Osvaldo Carta's rating of the film Mr. Arkadin

  10. Il secondo maestro del revolver's rating of the film Mr. Arkadin

  11. LauraPalmer's rating of the film Mr. Arkadin

  12. Nikita Rasskazov's rating of the film Mr. Arkadin

    What could this film be without raping by studios? A masterpiece. And now it is heavily cut kaleidoscopic race of images often shot in Soviet Montage style. But Gregory Arkadin, another magnificent and at the same time disgusting character played by Welles is already enough to excuse all the flaws.

  13. Alexander Dunkelberger's rating of the film Mr. Arkadin

    There are only so many times you can tilt a camera before it gets gimmicky. This is Welles usually wonderful style overripe and unfocused. Kind of annoying, really.

  14. Muraki's rating of the film Mr. Arkadin

    a must-see (in bluray) film noir

  15. Bonnet Michel's rating of the film Mr. Arkadin

  16. Howard Fritzson's rating of the film Mr. Arkadin

    As usual, Welles has an eye. He never creates an uninteresting frame. The disembodied sound is distracting, though. The story itself is confusing. I was held anyway, particularly by the bravura turns of the extraordinary cast.

  17. Shea Hennum's rating of the film Mr. Arkadin

    I can't believe this is literally the only movie this Orson Welles fellow ever made. Quite good for a debut feature.

  18. Duncan Gray's rating of the film Mr. Arkadin

    Somewhere up in cinema heaven, Welles might be sipping claret and smiling that his film about burying the truth doesn't even have an agreed-upon version. Having watched the 2006 "comprehensive" cut, it's a weird paranoid noir nightmare of post-war Europe, coming up short even on its own narrative terms, but constantly moving and turning up striking atmosphere and imagery. I'd take its chaos over The Stranger's order.

  19. svulps's rating of the film Mr. Arkadin

    I could't find the plot intriguing at all, neither the characters. Nevertheless Welles style saved the movie.

  20. Andrew Miller's rating of the film Mr. Arkadin

    Only saw this recently-- if I had come across it alongside more "finished" early films, I might not have appreciated its uncanny pleasures-- the more incoherent the plot, the better.

  21. Michael H. CLAES's rating of the film Mr. Arkadin

    Other English title : Mr. ARKADIN Autre titre FR : MONSIEUR ARKADIN

  22. SpacePirate's rating of the film Mr. Arkadin

    Mediocre Welles film that could have been great without all the horrendous dubbing and his hideous fake beard, which was totally distracting. Some cool camera angles and stuff like that though so worth a look

  23. Stian Gledje Bekkvik's rating of the film Mr. Arkadin

    The film itself is a complete mystery to me. It is as ancient and distant as the bible.

  24. ASHES IN THE HOURGLASS's rating of the film Mr. Arkadin

    I can't believe i'm saying this, but Welles' style hurts the film. The issue is that the dizzying esthetic makes it difficult for me to follow this plot which was already difficult to comprehend due to all the awful accents and lack of subtitles. The style is also too bombastic and after a while becomes tiring to watch. It does improve in the last third, but by that point the damage is done. 2nd viewing may improve

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