Fade to Black
Fade to Black (2006)

A screen legend is drawn into a murder mystery that reaches to the highest ranks of the entertainment industry in director Oliver Parker's 1940s-era thriller featuring a sleuthing Orson Welles (played by Danny Huston). The year is 1948… More

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Rated: R
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Release Date: October 5, 2010
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29%
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31%


Critic Score: 29% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Trevor Johnston
Time Out

For all its flaws, it's a movie-lover's movie, and clear evidence that Parker should push himself a bit more often.

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Neil Smith
Film4

A retro pastiche that, like The Good German before it, will be of limited interest to all but the most ardent film buff.

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Anna Hart
Empire Magazine

A terrific idea is unfortunately wasted. The great cast is wasted too.

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Tim Robey
Daily Telegraph

All credit to writer-director Oliver Parker for trying to broaden his CV, but Danny Huston is a terrible bore as Welles, Paz Vega continues to be incomprehensible in English, and the murky mystery plot limps along unrewardingly.

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Mark Samuels
BBC.com

Like Black Magic itself, alas, this is destined to be a forgotten curio of limited appeal.

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Xan Brooks
Guardian

On paper this must have looked a neat idea: a wildly fictionalised account of a skid-row Orson Welles, up to his neck in political skulduggery while shooting a third-rate picture in post-war Italy.

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Rob Daniel
Sky Movies

Fade to Black is as sleek and attractive as the chrome polished vintage cars Huston travels in, but never truly gets in gear.

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Flixster Audience Score: 31% Flixster User Reviews
Jacob Palacio
I got confused with this one. Is this really a thriller/suspense, or it is just another mafia movie with Cristopher Walken? Hmm...well...if this was a… More