1930s Hollywood is reevaluated through the eyes of scathing social critic and alcoholic screenwriter Herman J. Mankiewicz as he races to finish the screenplay of Citizen Kane.

  • Released: 2020-11-13
  • Runtime: 132 minutes
  • Genre: Drama, History
  • Stars: Gary Oldman, Amanda Seyfried, Lily Collins, Arliss Howard, Tom Pelphrey, Sam Troughton, Ferdinand Kingsley, Tuppence Middleton, Tom Burke, Joseph Cross, Jamie McShane, Toby Leonard Moore, Monika Gossmann, Charles Dance, Jack Romano, Adam Shapiro, John Churchill, Jeff Harms, Derek Petropolis, Sean Persaud, Paul Fox, Tom Simmons, Nick Job, Colin Ward, Cooper Tomlinson, Julie Collis, Arlo Mertz, Craig Welzbacher, Jessie Cohen, Desiree Louise, Amie Farrell, Ian Boyd, Jay Villwock, Lou George, John Lee Ames, Bill Nye, Richmond Arquette, David Lee Smith, Mario Di Donato, James Patrick Duffy, Flo Lawrence, Sebastian Faure, Randy Davison, Christian Prentice, Leven Rambin, Rick Pasqualone, Gary Teitelbaum, Eden Wattez, Roslyn Cohn, Mark Fite, John Patrick Jordan, Ben Mankiewicz, Natalie Denise Sperl, Brian Michael Jones, Camille Montgomery, Craig Robert Young, Paul Carafotes, Anne Beyer, Joey Hagler, Sean Donnellan, Stewart Skelton, Malachi Rivers, Keith Barber, Kaytlin Borgen, Madison West, Elvy, Ali Axelrad, Adrienne Evans, Wylie Small, Dana Lyn Baron, Jaclyn Bethany, Cary Christopher, Michelle Twarowska, Kingston Vernes, Jordan Matlock, Anthony Molinari, Daniel Hoffman
  • Director: David Fincher
  • njohnsonmoviereviews - 14 December 2022
    A Beautiful Biopic-Turned-Noir of Herman Mankiewicz
    A beautifully shot, edited, produced, and scored film, Mank does an exceptional job of capturing the era of film that it's trying to emulate. Further, it hits the perfect balance of satisfying fans of the original as well as being fully watchable by an uninitiated audience. However, its genius lies not in its portrayal of Welles (who is barely in the film) but rather in turning the story into a noir where Mank (Oldman) is the morally ambiguous hero, fighting alone against an evil businessman and his femme fatale as they race for the treasure of fame and recognition. Though the film suffers a bit from pacing issues (and can perhaps be a bit excessive on the politics), the end result is still a fully enjoyable and highly informative portrait into the life of Herman J. Mankiewicz.
  • sergepesic - 28 April 2022
    Masterpiece on its own
    "Citizen Kane" is arguably the best movie ever made. The one controversy that stays unresolved is the screenplay. Who did it? Orson Wells or Herman Mankiewicz? This beautifully filmed, black and white film presents one opinion on this thorny issue. Herman did it, Orson made it. The magnificent camera work looks perfectly, like the great classics from the 40's, even the actors hue their expressions like they did in the bygone era. You can agree with this version of events or not, but this is a masterpiece on its own.