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Me & Orson Welles

Rated PG-13 for sexual references and smoking.

PG-13 In Theaters 11/25/2009 , 109min.
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67%
Viewer score based on 589 ratings
73%
Critic score based on 30 reviews

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February 13, 2010
primosj1
Utterly awful! Three quarters of the way through the movie I looked at my friend and asked, "is this a farce?" a la "Best in Show"? But no, 'twas not to be. Please do not waste your time on this cliche of a film. The actors weren't acting, they were caricatures of actors. The script was amateurish. So many other good films out there now...not this one
January 04, 2010
Lefty0007
While I found it mildly interesting, my husband could barely stay awake. If you like old movies, you'll like ********* not a love story its a story of Orson Welles getting a play off the ground and how he used his "genius" to feel free to be shallow and treat people like second class citizens.
December 28, 2009
Couchdork
The cast is really great! I was lucky enought to have it come out in my city. If you can find it then you should go see it!
December 28, 2009
TetrisStar7
Christian McCay is Awesome! This is a really "nice" and well put together movie. PLEASE SCREEN THIS WIDE!!!
December 27, 2009
Vlewkow
Me and Orson Welles belongs to that genre of films that makes the audience privy to a "behind the scenes" look into the production process, be it of plays, movies, etc. In this case, of course, it's a view into Welles 1937 production of Julius Caesar. The film is thoroughly enjoyable, and the cast could not be better, especially Christian McCay who nails his portrayal of Welles. If you

Critic Reviews powered by Metacritic ™

A.O. Scott
The New York Times
Art is a fairy tale we choose to believe in, and this movie, a fiction confected about real people, is too good not to be true. Full Review
Betsy Sharkey
Los Angeles Times
McKay, a British stage actor who was doing an off-Broadway production about the movie legend when casting started, and Danes, whose acting always seems so effortlessly good, are the best things about the film. Full Review
Claudia Puig
USA Today
McKay's performance is a revelation. He nails Welles' imperiousness, charm and vocal cadences, and even bears a strong resemblance to the iconic actor/director. He is thoroughly convincing as Welles and electrifies the screen when he's on it. Full Review
James Berardinelli
ReelViews
Designed primarily for those who are intrigued by theater, curious about Welles, or some combination of both. Full Review
Joe Morgenstern
Wall Street Journal
Mr. McKay is in his mid-30s, and doesn't conceal it, so what's the point? By taking the KIND out of WUNERKIND, the movie also removes the WUNDER. Full Review

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