Mank Review: David Fincher’s New Netflix Movie Isn’t For Everyone

David Fincher’s upcoming Netflix film “Mank” (starring Gary Oldman, Amanda Seyfried, Lily Collins, Tom Burke, Charles Dance) tells the story of the production of Orson Welles’ masterpiece “Citizen Kane.” However, it will have a hard time breaking through to mainstream audiences. Here’s CinemaBlend Managing Editor Sean O’Connell’s spoiler-free review of the film.

You can see “Mank” in select theaters November 13, or stream “Mank” on Netflix December 4.


  • 00:00 - Intro
  • 00:50 - It’s A Rich Recreation Of Old Hollywood
  • 03:02 - It’s Catnip For Film Historians
  • 05:14 - Casual Audiences Won’t Care A Lick
  • 07:17 - Final Thoughts & Star Rating
Sean O'Connell
Managing Editor

Sean O’Connell is a journalist and CinemaBlend’s Managing Editor. Sean created ReelBlend, which he proudly cohosts with Jake Hamilton and Kevin McCarthy. And he's the author of RELEASE THE SNYDER CUT, the Spider-Man history book WITH GREAT POWER, and an upcoming book about Bruce Willis.