"The best movie of the year so far."
— Johnny Oleksinski, New York Post
"[A] wonderful throwback about a flawed figure who took on a hostile era in Hollywood with choice words and major chutzpah."
— Brian Truitt, USA Today
"Arguably the best-looking movie of the year, David Fincher's richly layered biopic stars Gary Oldman, in peak form as the hard-living Herman Mankiewicz."
— Richard Roeper, Chicago Sun-Times
"It's simply telling a story about a man behind so many of our movie memories and making a new one in the process. And it is, without a doubt, one of the year's very best."
— Lindsey Bahr, Associated Press
"The first thing to note about Mr. Fincher's film is what immediately meets the eye. It is gorgeous -- not just eye candy but, in its radiant black-and-whiteness, graphic caviar."
— Joe Morgenstern, Wall Street Journal
"The story then becomes less a forensic accounting of a masterpiece than a bittersweet ode to a certain slice of old Hollywood: part love letter, part cautionary tale, and still somehow a mystery."
— Leah Greenblatt, Entertainment Weekly
"Shot in stunning black-and-white, Mank delivers Hollywood in a multitude of greys. Built on a towering performance by Gary Oldman, it’s smart, sophisticated, by turns thrilling and difficult, and amongst Fincher’s best."
— Ian Freer, Empire
"Oscars all around. Led by a life-of-the-party Gary Oldman as the boozehound screenwriter of ‘Citizen Kane’ and a sublime Amanda Seyfried as a tycoon’s mistress, this funny and fierce landmark from David Fincher peels away at Hollywood’s Golden Age. The result is a gorgeous piece of cinema that ranks with the year’s very best."
— Peter Travers, ABC