The Other Side of the Wind (2018) - Rotten Tomatoes

The Other Side of the Wind2018

The Other Side of the Wind (2018)



Critic Consensus: A satisfying must-watch for diehard cineastes, The Other Side of the Wind offers the opportunity to witness a long-lost chapter in a brilliant filmmaker's career.

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A satire of Hollywood, The Other Side of the Wind focuses on the last days of a legendary film director named Jake Hannaford (played by John Huston), who is struggling to forge his last great comeback as a major filmmaker. Hannaford is hard at work on his final masterpiece, The Other Side of The Wind.

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John Huston
as Jake Hannaford
Peter Bogdanovich
as Brooks Otterlake
Robert Random
as John Dale
Susan Strasberg
as Julie Rich
Oja Kodar
as Actress

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Critic Reviews for The Other Side of the Wind

All Critics (99) | Top Critics (31)

It's impossible to say whether the resulting product is what Welles would have created, but what exists certainly provides much food for thought.

February 24, 2020 | Full Review…

Sure to be wildly overpraised and cursorily dismissed, The Other Side of the Wind is often awful and frequently great, occasionally at the same time. The main thing is that it gives Welles the last word.

January 7, 2019 | Full Review…

Overall, Wind magnificently displays Welles' filmmaking brilliance while baring the aging auteur's frailties and frustrations.

November 29, 2018 | Full Review…

Welles and his collaborators have made an almost weightless film of ellipses and shards; as the camera ricochets at surprising angles and scenes slide into one another, the project recalls the energy and dynamism of Jean-Luc Godard.

November 9, 2018 | Full Review…

Orson Welles' final film is an infuriating, brilliant, personal sign off, filled with stunning images, wit and bravura to spare. In short it's everything you hoped it would be.

November 5, 2018 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…

Having seen it, my overwhelming feeling is not exaltation but sadness. I look at this maddening pastiche and think of all the great movies he might have made.

November 2, 2018 | Rating: B+ | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for The Other Side of the Wind


The concept is deceptively pedestrian but it allows Welles to play around with a lot of different ideas. Most interesting is his examination of how "Auteur Machismo" is ultimately just bullshit, perfectly articulated by the pretentious and shallow film within the film.

Alec Barniskis
Alec Barniskis

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