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  • Summary: John Malkovich stars as the notorious Stanley Kubrick imposter Alan Conway in Color Me Kubrick.
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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 14 out of 21
  2. Negative: 4 out of 21
  1. Color Me Kubrick is a far more modest movie, but in some ways is more successful than "The Hoax" in conveying how deeply people want to believe something is true against all evidence.
  2. Color Me Kubrick is like a nice, deep, clear cocktail of ammonia on the rocks: bracing, comic, astonishing, all of which hide its poison center.
  3. In Color Me Kubrick, John Malkovich has one of the roles of his life, and he acts it up like a haughty gourmet who's just picked up a succulent treat.
  4. A playground for Malkovich – enjoyable enough but not terribly deep.
  5. Reviewed by: Ty Burr
    63
    Color Me Kubrick digs all sorts of devilish ironies out of this "true...ish story," and it's a fine dark farce before turning sad and, worse, monotonous. The con wears off before the movie does, but while it's in the air, "Kubrick" spins with bogus cheer.
  6. 50
    If you can't watch John Malkovich being John Malkovich, it's still a kick watching him play Alan Conway, a gay Brit who pretended to be the legendary and reclusive director Stanley Kubrick during the 1990s.
  7. At best a kitschy "Catch Me If You Can" and at worst a tedious comedy that grows more tiresome by every self-consciously irreverent minute.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 2 out of 2
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 2
  3. Negative: 0 out of 2
  1. Byron
    Nov 17, 2007
    8
    Malkovich stretches here fun to watch.
  2. MatthewE.
    Mar 31, 2007
    6
    Malkovich is one of my favorite actors and you can tell he is having a lot of fun playing Conway playing Kubrick. However, the gag gets Malkovich is one of my favorite actors and you can tell he is having a lot of fun playing Conway playing Kubrick. However, the gag gets tiresome after a few scenes and the movie really has no substance to fall back on. Interesting idea, but poorly executed overall. Expand

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