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RKO 281 R

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Format:  DVD-R
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  • Rated: R
  • Run Time: 1 hours, 27 minutes
  • Video: Color
  • Encoding: Region 1 (USA & Canada)
  • Released: March 21, 2012
  • Originally Released: 1999
  • Label: HBO Archive

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Total Count: 14


User Ratings: 2,932
Rating: 3/5 -- Wonderful TV movie about the pressures and ego clashes and politics surrounding the making of Citizen Kane.
Journal and Courier (Lafayette, IN)
Oct 19, 2004
...factual details aside, Ross and Logan make the history live. "RKO 281" is no Citizen Kane... but in its own way it pays homage to Welles and his film... Full Review
Nitrate Online
Jul 24, 2001
Rating: 3/5 -- Liev Schreiber turns in a fascinating performance.
Jul 26, 2002
Rating: 4/5 -- entertaining; Schreiber is excellent
Kalamazoo Gazette
Mar 11, 2005
I'm not saying that RKO 281 is any sort of Citizen Kane, but it's got the same appealing insouciance, plus a much more satisfying and dirty-minded explanation of the true meaning of Rosebud. Full Review
New York Magazine/Vulture
Feb 5, 2018
Rating: 3/5 -- High-pulp look at Citizen Kane's genesis is stylish but shallow. Full Review
Nov 7, 2002
Rating: 5/5 -- Excellent. Liev Schreiber IS Orson Welles.
Fantastica Daily
Aug 9, 2002

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Orson Welles produces his greatest film, Citizen Kane (1941), despite the opposition of the film's de facto subject, William Randolph Hearst.
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  • UPC: 883316453629
  • Shipping Weight: 0.25/lbs (approx)
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