Mank is an 2020 American biographical drama film directed by David Fincher, based on a script written by his father Jack Fincher, and is produced by Ceán Chaffin, Douglas Urbanski, and Eric Roth. The plot centers around screenwriter Herman J. Mankiewicz and his battles with director Orson Welles over screenplay credit for Citizen Kane (1941). The film stars Gary Oldman in the title role, along with Amanda Seyfried, Lily Collins, Arliss Howard, Tom Pelphrey, Sam Troughton, Ferdinand Kingsley, Tuppence Middleton, Tom Burke, and Charles Dance. It had a limited theatrical release on November 13, 2020, and stream on Netflix on December 4.
1930s Hollywood is reevaluated through the eyes of scathing wit and alcoholic screenwriter Herman J. Mankiewicz as he races to finish "Citizen Kane."
Why It Rocks
- Gary Oldman's performance is one of the most fantastic as they portrayed Herman J. Mankiewicz.
- On that topic, Amanda Seyfried's performance is another fantastic for Marion Davies as well.
- It proved that David Fincher gets another perfect direction at all.
- Catchy and well-composed score of Trent Reznor and Atticus Ross. It is very nice that you can hear the jazzy music of 1930s-1940s.
- The scenes where Herman and Welles win the Academy Award for Best Original Screenplay for the film is the most greatest and funniest at all.
- The rest of the cast performance are awesome anyways.
- The premise of origin story of Herman J. Mankiewicz how they created of the script for Citizen Kane is very original and it is executive very well, respectably.
- The cinematography is timeless. It may what you expect to have a calming what it take for once.
- The visuals effects is the most fantastic of all time. There is no bad at all, which it is absolutely real.
- The screenplay by Jack Fincher is great too.
Mank was well-received, who praised Fincher's direction, Messerschmidt's cinematography, production value, and musical score, as well as the performances of Oldman and Seyfried. On review aggregator website Rotten Tomatoes, 87% of 143 critics recommended the film, with an average rating of 8.1/10. The site's critics consensus reads: "Sharply written and brilliantly performed, Mank peers behind the scenes of Citizen Kane to tell an old Hollywood story that could end up being a classic in its own right.". According to Metacritic, which compiled 38 reviews and calculated a weighted average score of 80 out of 100, the film received "generally favorable reviews".