Has anyone else seen Citizen Kane? What did you think of it?

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It's one of, if not the, most boring films I've ever watched, yet it's incredibly highly rated and number 55 on the imdb top 250. I have no idea why :confused:

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I had to watch this at university.
I fell asleep.
Says it all really.

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Didn't find it boring. Kane's a great character to watch and has a similarly great story to be told. And for a film on early 1940s it's ahead of it time.

Is it overrated? Sure (to me at least) but almost every 'greatest of all time' will be to the majority of viewers.
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It was better than the ****ty Star Wars prequels which tried to emulate Kane.
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I thought it was fantastic. A monumental debut that was both paradoxically autobiographical and hauntingly prescient. Inestimably influential, too. Therefore one for the movie buffs though, maybe.
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(Original post by OMG TOOTHBRUSH)
It's one of, if not the, most boring films I've ever watched, yet it's incredibly highly rated and number 55 on the imdb top 250. I have no idea why :confused:

What did you think of it?
Agree tbh. I had such high expectations and was left really disappointed.
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For it's time it was probably great.
Nowadays its one you have to say is the greatest film ever just so you get your film pretentiousness card back.
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I saw it a while back and liked it. The visuals in particular, the way Kane deteriorated and that big tantrum at the end. Pretty good.
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I love old films like Mr. Smith Goes to Washington, Grapes of Wrath, City Lights............

But this one' just didn't do it for me.
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I have it on DVD and need to watch it at some point... I'm getting the impression though it is very dated though.
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