The Kid Stays in the Picture
The Kid Stays in the Picture (2002)

Robert Evans' rise from second-string actor (who really was discovered while lounging by the pool at the Beverly Hills Hotel) to head of one of Hollywood's biggest movie studios is told from the viewpoint of Evans himself in this… More

Rated: R
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Release Date: August 16, 2002
DVD Release Date: August 19, 2003
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Critic Score: 91% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: Though not objective by any means, The Kid Stays in the Picture is irresistibly entertaining.

Jeff Strickler
Minneapolis Star Tribune

If you love flamboyant people, movies or -- especially -- flamboyant movie people, don't miss The Kid Stays in the Picture.

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Susan Stark
Detroit News

For a life lived boldly and productively if imperfectly, Robert Evans deserves this trenchant, revealing, vastly entertaining documentary.

Austin Kennedy
Film Geek Central

It offers a fascinating peek into the (not always glamorous) life of a Hollywood big shot. Full of insight, meaty tidbits, and not without humor, this documentary is one of the best.

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Jay Boyar
Orlando Sentinel

This movie is more fun than many of those tall tales that Hollywood calls feature films.

Terry Lawson
Detroit Free Press

Giddy, absurdly entertaining account of Evans' rise and fall in the movie biz.

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John A. Nesbit
Old School Reviews

entertains and brings a true insider view

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Rene Rodriguez
Miami Herald

Even at his most obnoxious, Evans remains a fascinating figure.

Duane Byrge
Hollywood Reporter

An engrossing portrait of a man whose engaging manner and flamboyant style made him a truly larger-than-life character.

Nell Minow
Common Sense Media

Truly a gripping story, but for mature teens only.

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Flixster Audience Score: 80% Flixster User Reviews
Stephen M
The only thing more entertaining than an autobiographical Robert Evans documentary would be another biographical documentary with everybody else's opinion… More
Eric Broome
"The Kid Stays in the Picture" is an engaging portrait of long-time Hollywood producer Robert Evans, whose headline successes included "The… More
Michael Gildea
A great watch if you're into Hollywood history. A little hammy at points but very interesting. The quote from Evans about different perspectives on an… More
Alec Barniskis
I was disappointed at the incredibly general nature of the story. There did seem to be huge details missing, especially on the making of The Godfather and… More
Luke Baldock
A fascinating look at the life of Robert Evans and the motion picture industry. The film only suffers as it is told like a slideshow, mainly through still… More
David Sayers
A fascinating life story for sure but the whole film is let down by an incredibly bland voice-over by Evans (although to his credit it does say in the credits… More