‘Vertigo’ Unseats ‘Citizen Kane’ ? I don’t think so.


Sight & Sound’s once-per-decade poll of international film critics knocks “Citizen Kane” from the top of the list — where it’s rightly been for the last 50 years.

They picked Alfred Hitchcock’s “Vertigo” as “the greatest movie of all time.”

Here’s the poll results:

The Critics’ Top 10 Greatest Films of All Time
“Vertigo” (Hitchcock, 1958)
“Citizen Kane” (Welles, 1941)
“Tokyo Story” (Yasujiro Ozu, 1953)
“La Règle du jeu” (Jean Renoir, 1939)
“Sunrise: a Song for Two Humans” (F.W. Murnau, 1927)
“2001: A Space Odyssey” (Stanley Kubrick, 1968)
“The Searchers” (John Ford, 1956)
“Man with a Movie Camera” (Vertov, 1929)
“The Passion of Joan of Arc” (Dreyer, 1927)
“8 ½” (Federico Fellini, 1963)

Looks like we’ve got another 10 years to convince the critics to return Orson back to the top of the heap.


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