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  • Summary: John Malkovich stars as the notorious Stanley Kubrick imposter Alan Conway in Color Me Kubrick.
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. The filmmakers have wisely turned it into a comedy, and a wickedly entertaining one at that.
  4. It's entertaining if not exactly enlightening.
  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. Reviewed by: Nathan Lee
    30
    I find it hard to believe that Conway bamboozled half of London simply by announcing his name, and it's regrettable that the filmmakers premise their picture on such improbable gullibility. The real Conway was assuredly slier than his bio-pic incarnation; he ought to have been played by Sacha Baron Cohen.

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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 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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