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Year
1942
Runtime
88 min.
Directors
Orson Welles, Fred Fleck
Genres
Drama, Romance
Rating *
7.9
Votes *
14,635
Checks
4,752
Favs
365
Dislikes
49
Favs/checks
7.7% (1:13)
Favs/dislikes
7:1
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  1. dchauvin's avatar

    dchauvin

    Even bearing in mind the studio cuts, i couldn't really see the semblances of a film "better than Citizen Kane", as Welles supposedly claimed Ambersons could've been. Also the version that survives is very dark and the picture aspect is rather cluttered and awkward. I watched the DVD so I assume this is the best surviving copy, which really is a shame. 6 years 11 months ago
  2. PrinceJax's avatar

    PrinceJax

    Oh my gosh....oh MY gosh. Will you GET UP?

    I don't know about it being as good or better than Citizen Kane but what does it matter, it's a great film. Welles is an absolute expert at storytelling, he manages to tap into something timeless in his films and it shows here.

    (Hats off to Tim Holt too! I loved his performance)
    3 years 7 months ago
  3. jbbeebe's avatar

    jbbeebe

    Cinematography is killer in dis here film 7 years 4 months ago
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  2. This movie ranks #64 in Library of Congress's National Film Registry
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  3. This movie ranks #77 in TSPDT's 1,000 Greatest Films
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  4. This movie ranks #88 in A Personal Journey with Martin Scorsese
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  5. This movie ranks #95 in Sight & Sound's The Greatest Films of All Time
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  7. This movie ranks #149 in BFI's 360 Classic Feature Films Project
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  9. This movie ranks #215 in Jonathan Rosenbaum's Essential Cinema
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  10. This movie ranks #265 in David Thomson's Have You Seen?
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  11. This movie ranks #334 in Empire's The 500 Greatest Movies of All Time
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  13. This movie ranks #1145 in The Criterion Collection
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