Alan Newnham’s review published on Letterboxd:
I'll keep this very short since anything of worth that has been said about Citizen Kane has already been said. The main reason I'm writing anything at all is in an obliged defence of my seemingly contrarian or outright blasphemous rating.
Here's the thing: Citizen Kane is obviously a very important film within the context of cinema history and technical-wise (the editing and cinematography) its very impressive. But - big but - I simply couldn't care less about Charles Kane. In fact, I couldn't really care for any of the characters, and most importantly I couldn't really care about what 'rosebud' meant. I didn't find any of the characters, nor the main 'mystery' engaging. I felt as if I was watching a story unfold from a great distance - a story I never wanted to hear, nor could force myself to care for.