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Based on 30 Reviews
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fan reviews ( 8 )
  • 75
    Peter Travers Rolling Stone

    What do you say about a movie that proves Zac Efron can act, introduces a master thespian in Christian McKay and launches a charm assault that is damn near irresistible? I say, see it. show more

  • 100
    Mick LaSalle San Francisco Chronicle

    Christian McKay who, as Orson Welles in Me and Orson Welles"gives what I believe is the most exact and uncanny screen portrayal of an historical figure, ever. show more

  • 63
    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. show more

  • 60
    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. show more

  • 88
    Steven Rea Philadelphia Inquirer

    Linklater's film adaptation succeeds in bringing the flamboyant Welles to life. show more

  • 60
    Elizabeth Weitzman New York Daily News

    Surprisingly conventional by director Richard Linklater's standards, this pleasant, low-key dramedy is most memorable for the discovery of co-star Christian McKay. show more

  • 70
    Kirk Honeycutt The Hollywood Reporter

    Christian McKay's impersonation of young Orson Welles is sensational in this enjoyable, though slight, historical fiction about a teen who spends a memorable week with the legendary wonder. show more

  • 100
    Roger Ebert Chicago Sun-Times

    The impersonation of Welles by Christian McKay in Me and Orson Welles is the centerpiece of the film, and from it, all else flows. We can almost accept that this is the Great Man. show more

  • 88
    Michael Phillips Chicago Tribune

    A real charmer, Me and Orson Welles is the work of a director who takes nostalgia, romantic possibility and the theater seriously, without being a pill about it. show more

  • 75
    Lou Lumenick New York Post

    Me and Orson Welles is, in effect, a sequel to Tim Robbins' star-filled, self-important film about "Cradle," but it's far lighter on its feet. show more

  • February 13, 2010 primosj1
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    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
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    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
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    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
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    Christian McCay is Awesome! This is a really "nice" and well put together movie. PLEASE SCREEN THIS WIDE!!!

  • December 27, 2009 vlewkow
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    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 are lucky enough to have it come to your town, don't miss it!

  • December 22, 2009 Visornotes
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    Nice shoot, McKay is great as Orson Welles, but the "images of magnificence" for me belong to Claire Danes !

  • December 06, 2009 davidmarcel1
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    Took the train into the city to see this film and it was so worth it! Very very funny-the whole cast is great. It is a shame it is not in more theatres. The theatre I saw it at sold it out all day.

  • November 25, 2009 quoddygirl
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    They need to show this is more than just selected cities. I want to see the movies, but an not able to drive over 500 miles one way just to see it. If it were showing in my city, I would have been to see it today.

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