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Gary Oldman as Herman J Mankiewicz, screenwriter of Citizen Kane

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Poster for the Hollywood noir MankDavid Fincher's upcoming movie Mank has been hailed a ‘masterpiece’ by film critics and journalists. Ahead of official reviews making their way online, several industry professionals took to social media to share their immediate thoughts about the picture.

The vast majority of them were positive, describing the director's long-awaited latest as ‘brilliant’, and bound to scoop up some Academy Awards come next spring.

Starring Gary Oldman, Charles Dance, Tuppence Middleton, Lily Collins and Amanda Seyfried, Mank follows screenwriter Herman J Mankiewicz during the production of ‘Citizen Kane’.

“Suffice it to say that Mank is dense, pleasurable and a kick (albeit a challenging kick) for anybody interested in Hollywood history. [It's] hard to imagine that Mank won't be an Oscars heavyweight."
– Steve Pond, The Wrap

“Exceptional craftsmanship!”
– Kate Erbland, Indiewire

A scene from the new Hollywood noir Mank“Mank is a peculiar labyrinth of a movie, a thrilling & unpredictable approach to deconstructing Hollywood history in its own language. No, you won’t get a definitive CITIZEN KANE backstory (& Orson emerges relatively unscathed); you’ll get a remarkable window into what it means.”
- Eric Kohn

“Beautifully shot. Erik Messerschmidt's cinematography is exquisitely lush and Trish Summerville's costumes are fantastic. This is a craft-feast, and that score by Trent Reznor and Atticus Ross is glorious. Mank is exquisitely crafted and a visual delight.”
– Jazz Tangcay

Mank is a remarkable sight to behold, with each shot meticulously well crafted. A frenetic & authentic throwback that classic film buffs will adore. Are you a lover of provocative Hollywood stories? This is for you.”
– Erik Davis

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