100

San Francisco Chronicle

By Mick LaSalle
Christian McKay who, as Orson Welles in Me and Orson Welles"gives what I believe is the most exact and uncanny screen portrayal of an historical figure, ever.
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100

Chicago Sun-Times

By Roger Ebert
The impersonation of Welles by Christian McKay in Me and Orson Welles is the centerpiece of the film, and from it, all else flows. We can almost accept that this is the Great Man.
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88

Philadelphia Inquirer

By Steven Rea
Linklater's film adaptation succeeds in bringing the flamboyant Welles to life.
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75

Boston Globe

By Ty Burr
The British actor Christian McKay resurrects the young Welles as a magnificent mountain of talent, ego, and unsliced ham. He, and he alone, is reason enough to see this movie. The problem is the “Me’’ - Zac Efron.
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75

Rolling Stone

By Peter Travers
What do you say about a movie that proves Zac Efron can act, introduces a master thespian in Christian McKay and launches a charm assault that is damn near irresistible? I say, see it.
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70

The Hollywood Reporter

By Kirk Honeycutt
Christian McKay's impersonation of young Orson Welles is sensational in this enjoyable, though slight, historical fiction about a teen who spends a memorable week with the legendary wonder.
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67

Entertainment Weekly

By Owen Gleiberman
Has so little fire that Welles himself would have wondered out loud what he was doing stuck in the middle of it.
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63

USA Today

By Claudia Puig
McKay's performance is a revelation. He nails Welles' imperiousness, charm and vocal cadences, and even bears a strong resemblance to the iconic actor/director. He is thoroughly convincing as Welles and electrifies the screen when he's on it.
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60

New York Daily News

By Elizabeth Weitzman
Surprisingly conventional by director Richard Linklater's standards, this pleasant, low-key dramedy is most memorable for the discovery of co-star Christian McKay.
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60

Wall Street Journal

By Joe Morgenstern
Mr. McKay is in his mid-30s, and doesn't conceal it, so what's the point? By taking the KIND out of WUNERKIND, the movie also removes the WUNDER.
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73 out of 100
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