First Reactions: Mank

Oct 30, 2020 10:27

#Mank first reactions: David Fincher is a "technical genius" with "exquisitely crafted" film
- Variety (@Variety) October 30, 2020

Social media embarago lifted last night for David Fincher's Mank and people had plenty of good things to say about it.

The technical aspects shined, with many singling out its cinematography, production design, editing, sound, and score. Praise also went to Amanda Seyfried and Tom Pelphrey, who could be award contenders along with Gary Oldman.

The film is also said to be less about the making of Citizen Kane and more to do with Hollywood in general.

Some reactions behind the cut:

MANK isn't really about the making of Citizen Kane; it's how the Hollywood machine props up and quickly tears down. Superb screenplay and structure, a technical marvel and eerily relevant. Good performances all but Arliss Howard, Tom Pelphrey and Amanda Seyfried stand out. #Mank
- Erik Anderson (@awards_watch) October 30, 2020

David Fincher is in fine form with #Mank. It’s dazzling & made for cinephiles. A sharp, smart critique of golden era Hollywood & evocative dreamlike homage to perfection. Seyfried is winning. Erik Messerschmidt’s cinematography, a lavish affair. Editor Kirk Baxter earns top marks
- Courtney Howard (@Lulamaybelle) October 30, 2020

#Mank is a remarkable sight to behold w/ each shot so meticulously well crafted you’ll want to pause the film often just to stare at this thing. A frenetic & authentic throwback that classic film buffs will adore. Are you a lover of provocative Hollywood stories? This is for you
- Erik Davis (@ErikDavis) October 30, 2020

#Mank is the love letter to cinema we urgently need this year, and it's anchored by another masterful turn from Gary Oldman, as well as a truly revelatory performance by Amanda Seyfried, who deserves every acting prize going. I adored this movie.
- Joe Utichi (@joeutichi) October 30, 2020

I love that David Fincher’s dad gets sole screenwriting credit on MANK (a good movie about how hard it is for movies to be good)
- david ehrlich (@davidehrlich) October 30, 2020

Mank will have a limited theater release on November 13 before debuting on Netflix December 4.

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