Me and Orson Welles Synopsis
A high-school student gets a part in Orson Welles' famous production of ``Julius Caesar.''
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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...
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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...
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Philadelphia Inquirer

By Steven Rea
Linklater's film adaptation succeeds in bringing the flamboyant Welles to life.
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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,...
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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...
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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...
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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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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...
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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...
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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...
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Orson Welles to a T

By FrBobCarr
at 51, I am obviously of an age when I had seen Orson Welles on TV. As a radio fan, I certainly have heard many times his War of the Worlds. That said, it is without question that Christian McKay...

Me and Orson Welles

By carbon60
Excellent film, one of the best of the year, but for thinking people only. Definitely not a teen movie. Brilliant script, beautifully drawn characters and excellent acting. Brings to vivid life a...

What a Gem

By safari guide
I went because my wife & her girl friend picked it. The movie was fantastic, the acting superb and everyone in it hit the high notes. Zach Efron & Christian McKay were especially wonderful. I'd never...

Fun and Involving

By JoeNYCStar
I very much enjoyed this movie. It is fun and fairly light fair. About 2/3 the way through, I really got to feel for the characters and a part of the movie. Orson is played over the top, but that...

Me and Orsen Welles

By emg101
The acting was good from pretty much all...but the plot and story was limited and boring....there was no good climax or drama or interesting story gave good insight to time setting and as...

Me and Orson Wells

By smartwords
As much hoopla and style as you can create by recounting the first outrageous contemporary presentation of a play by Shakespeare, in this case, Julius Caesar. I used to see Orson Wells, hanging...

Me and Orson Welles

By stan4dprincess
We loved this movie!! The actor playing Orson did an outstanting job and Zack Efron continues to grow as a credible actor....

Me and Orson Welles seen 12-24

By luzaccion
This is a fairly nice attempt to recreate the world of 30s theater in New York - although use of British locations and studio dampens cityscape - and a laudable effort on Linklater's part to focus on...

Five Word Review

By jammerjim
Fun. Not amazing, but fun....

Me and Orson Wells

By Trekiemom
Loved it. I am an Orson Wells fan. He would have approved....

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Rated PG-13 | For sexual references and smoking
What Parents Need to Know
Common Sense Media says OK for kids 14+ Breezy period film not meant for tween Zac Efron fans.
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