Color Me Kubrick
Color Me Kubrick (2007)

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… More

Rated: Unrated
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Genre: Drama, Comedy
Release Date: March 23, 2007
DVD Release Date: March 27, 2007
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Critic Score: 49% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: Colour Me Kubrick has a fascinating premise, but provides little insight into Kubrick and the man who impersonated him.

Peter Rainer
Christian Science Monitor

Malkovich captures not only the nuttiness of Conway, with his smorgasbord of foreign-sounding accents, but also his pathos.

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Jim Emerson

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.

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Luke Goodsell
Empire Magazine Australasia

Colour Me Kubrick is a marginal curiosity that survives on a whiff of appropriation.

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Tom Long
Detroit News

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.

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Tasha Robinson
AV Club

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.

Tim Brayton
Antagony & Ecstasy

It's simply not a movie, not as it stands. It's a five-minute demo reel stretched to feature length.

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John Monaghan
Detroit Free Press

The irony of Color Me Kubrick is that the visual tricks merely serve as a backdrop for Malkovich's inspired high-wire performance.

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Mark Holcomb
Time Out

It's an impressive moving wax museum, certainly, but even metatextual follies eventually need a pulse.

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Walter Chaw
Film Freak Central

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.

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Flixster Audience Score: 42% Flixster User Reviews
Manu Gino
A True...ish Story. It's pretty terrible. Kubric been one of the most crazy weird directors of all-time could possibly be insulted rocking on his grave… More
Michael Gildea
Color Me Kubrick was... I don't know. It's not great, it's not even really good, but it is entertaining at times. John Malkovich was amusing as… More
Melvin White
I expected to love this movie. One of my favorite actors, John Malkovich playing a Stanley Kubrick imposter. How can it go wrong? Well, it did. Boring unfunny… More
Steve B.
Interesting idea that turned into a one-trick pony very early on.
Luke Baldock
Con-man stories always hold some interest for me, even if they fail to truly go into detail about the protagonist or their victims. Color Me Kubrick is more of… More
Eric Broome
What a remarkably grating film. Comes off like a vanity project for Malkovich, eager to indulge a wide variety of swishy accents (done badly on purpose for… More

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