Color Me Kubrick
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Color Me Kubrick
In the mid-'90s, an Englishman by the name of Alan Conway (John Malkovich) conned many people into believing that he was the reclusive American director Stanley Kubrick, despite the fact that Conway was openly gay, bore no physical resemblance to Kubrick, and knew little about the director's work. Conway's story has been loosely adapted into the comedic feature Colour Me Kubrick. Anthony Frewin, who worked as Kubrick's personal assistance for many years, wrote the script, and Brian Cook, who served as Kubrick's assistant director on several films, including Barry Lyndon and… More
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"Malkovich captures not only the nuttiness of Conway, with his smorgasbord of foreign-sounding accents, but also his pathos."
‑ Peter Rainer, Christian Science Monitor
"It's an impressive moving wax museum, certainly, but even metatextual follies eventually need a pulse."
‑ Mark Holcomb, Time Out New York
"Colour Me Kubrick is a marginal curiosity that survives on a whiff of appropriation."
‑ Luke Goodsell, Empire Magazine Australasia
"Conway looked and sounded nothing like Kubrick and didn't even research his supposed identity. He's clearly a fascinating character who deserves a better movie."
‑ John Thomason, Orlando Weekly
"It literally only has one idea in its head, and when that idea runs dry, it's as lost as Conway is without his plethora of Kubrick masks."
‑ Tasha Robinson, AV Club
"Not only is there nothing there, the nothingness is a complete bore. When a film's highpoint is a soundtrack that relies heavily on other soundtracks, you've got problems."
‑ Tom Long, Detroit News
"At best a kitschy Catch Me If You Can and at worst a tedious comedy."
‑ Michael Rechtshaffen, Hollywood Reporter
"It's simply not a movie, not as it stands. It's a five-minute demo reel stretched to feature length."
‑ Tim Brayton, Antagony & Ecstasy
"A little bit like a coloring book -- flip the pages and each is pretty much like the one before, escalating variations on the same scam, with Malkovich filling in the cartoonish shadings, and occasionally going way outside the lines."
‑ Jim Emerson, RogerEbert.com
"Fans of John Malkovich will most appreciate Colour Me Kubrick. For the rest, this is an amusing little blip on the movie radar screen."
‑ Robin Clifford, Reeling Reviews
"The irony of Color Me Kubrick is that the visual tricks merely serve as a backdrop for Malkovich's inspired high-wire performance."
‑ John Monaghan, Detroit Free Press
"Director Brian W. Cook should know that hopes are seldom high for movies that debut on DVD the same day they hit the multiplex."
‑ Peter Travers, Rolling Stone
"Any picture featuring a sped-up version of the "William Tell Overture" is so drunk on its own whimsy that it most likely sucks with a dedicated vigour."
‑ Walter Chaw, Film Freak Central
"This is a kicky little movie."
‑ Marrit Ingman, Austin Chronicle
"Even if the film is essentially a one-man show, a one-man show starring John Malkovich is bound to be really damn good."
‑ Brian Tallerico, UGO
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