IMDb rating: 7.9/10
Rotten Tomatoes rating: 87%
Starring Academy Award Winner Gary Oldman, Amanda Seyfried and Lily Collins, this black-and-white arthouse film by David Fincher revels in the scathing wit and hedonistic lifestyle of acclaimed screenwriter Herman J Mankiewicz.
This is a movie about a movie, with a behind-the-scenes look at Mank’s seminal Citizen Kane. Like so many movies about old Hollywood, it is simultaneously celebratory and cynical about the allure of show business.
The Atlantic says, “Mank is a tale of triumph, the kind that’s been told countless times on the silver screen, but never quite with this moving blend of realism and regret”, and the New York Times writes, “A worthy, eminently watchable entry in the annals of Hollywood self-obsession.”
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