Mr. Arkadin
Mr. Arkadin (1962)

A dying man's final words send two people to Gregory Arkadin, a mysterious and much-feared billionaire who lives in a Xanadu-like castle. Guy Van Stratten, an adventurer and fortune hunter, is interested in Arkadin's money -- and… More

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Rated: Unrated
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Release Date: April 18, 2006
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Critic Score: 83% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Richard Brody
New Yorker

This fractured Citizen Kane, built of frames within frames and mirrors within mirrors, is aptly brought to life by Welles's later style, born of low budgets and high anxiety, its grotesque closeups and cocked angles suggesting worlds and minds askew.

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New York Times

A film, which, for all its strangeness, is seldom less than brilliant.

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Sean Axmaker
Parallax View

Arkadin was, according to one of his business rivals, "a phenomenon of an age of dissolution and crisis." The world of Mr. Arkadin aptly reflects such an age.

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Variety Staff
Variety

Engaging meller it may be, but missing the incisive delineation that marked Kane.

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Dave Kehr
Chicago Reader

For all of the film's perversity, there is greatness in it -- a greatness harshly criticizing itself.

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Jay Antani
Cinema Writer

a mesmerizing experience, a schizoid crime caper that's half-potboiler and half-reverie

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Derek Adams
Time Out

Failure or not, it's irresistible.

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Richard T. Jameson
Parallax View

Arkadin was, according to one of his business rivals, "a phenomenon of an age of dissolution and crisis." The world of Mr. Arkadin aptly reflects such an age.

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TV Guide's Movie Guide

Arkadin is a rotter from the start; we couldn't care less about his life or death.

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Flixster Audience Score: 82% Flixster User Reviews
Pierluigi Puccini
Flawed by no little reasons like an obvious low budget and flimsy storyline. Still, Welles and his baroque style were able to make mediocrity not only bearable,… More
Michael Gildea
Orson Welles' style in Mr. Arkadin is every bit as dynamic as it was with Citizen Kane. Unfortunately they're both equally as jumpy and sometimes… More
Graham Jones
A "brilliant disaster" is the perfect definition of this strange work.
Stella Dallas
a brilliant mess. the story of a reclusive billionaire played by welles in a fake beard and his daughter, played by his third wife, whose dialogue was… More
Randy Tippy
After watching Mr. Arkadin twice (once to see it and once again to attempt to understand it) I'm compelled to examine the inspirational possibilities. LSD… More
John Ballantine
One Orson Welles masterpiece that I did love however was Mr. Arkadin or Confidential Report. This is just a crazy series of events brilliantly played out by… More