Mark

Citizen Twain Reviews

Kirk Douglas Theatre (Culver City, CA)

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150 ratings
4.3 average rating
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Goldstar Member Red Velvet
251 events
116 reviews
32 stars
attended Jul 10 2013

This is a great show with a contemporary flair. Val Kilmer did a really nice job writing and performing. He was only several feet away when he came up in the audience and you would never know that he was only 53. We saw the Hal Holbrook show...continued

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14 reviews
7 stars
attended Jul 14 2013

It was rather amateurish. He mixed in current references. I feel he should have stuck to the real comments of Mark Twain for the 19th century.

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1 review
0 stars
attended Jul 02 2013

Didn't love it, not sure why. Love Mark Twain writings, don't know Val Killmer as an actor.
Hearing device not working and I missed many punch lines. Judging from the reaction of the audience I was "odd man out." I ama hard to please.

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Goldstar Member Red Velvet
481 events
282 reviews
78 stars
attended Jul 03 2013

The acting and make up was geat. The story so,so. I went to see it because it was Val Kilmer. I really don't like any of Twain's work.

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97 reviews
258 stars
attended Jul 19 2013

Totally enjoyed the script and the presentation. Great tix from Goldstar, and I even got free "Doris Day Parking" right across the street from the theatre...(not usually the case)
I may even go see it again when he moves over to the Pasadena...continued

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93 reviews
48 stars
attended Jul 02 2013

Entertaining performance comprised of Twain quips and aphorisms with 2 longer "stories" from Tom Sawyer and Huckleberry Finn. Kilmer does a great job bringing the character to life. Hard to go wrong quoting Twain. But if I had some criticisms it...continued

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36 reviews
3 stars
attended Jul 14 2013

excellent performance from Kilmer. Story is a bit disjointed. Need to decide if he wants to tell the story of Samuel Clements or Mark Twain. Both good stories but two much to tell in 1.5 hours.

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31 reviews
58 stars
attended Jul 24 2013

Loved it. Absolutely great theatre. My friend fell asleep ... Which shocked me. Sometimes a little difficult to hear everything .. However for me it was excellent.

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23 reviews
2 stars
attended Jul 13 2013

Magnificent performance by a magnificent actor. Enjoyed the humor the audience interaction. Loved it.

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19 reviews
1 stars
attended Jul 02 2013

Entertaining performance by Val Kilmer during and after the show

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18 reviews
25 stars
attended Jul 09 2013

I loved the play. Val Kilmer is an awesome actor! We got to see him before the play started. He was mingling with his audience 20 mins before it started. Enjoyed every bit of it.

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BellaJ2000 Red Velvet
36 events
18 reviews
14 stars
attended Jul 07 2013

Val Kilmer's one man play, Citizen Twain, was a hit with me. It seems the common complaint is that there was no storyline or that it "jumped around". I think that's the point. It's not supposed to be linear. When you're remembering events from...continued

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17 reviews
6 stars
attended Jul 23 2013

Val Kilmer is a master and apparently has been developing this project for years.
I had no ide he had written and directed it at well and I thought it was flawless. The Q&A afterwards enabled the audience to contribute making for a very...continued

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12 reviews
5 stars
attended Jul 16 2013

Terrible! Made Twain an alcoholic, a buffoon etc. Contrived connection with the audience is annoying. Lots of things which happened after Twain died. All in all a really bad production and come down for a good actor. See Holbrook's Twain and...continued

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12 reviews
5 stars
attended Jul 12 2013

This is an incredible experience! Don't miss it!

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12 reviews
176 stars
attended Jun 30 2013

While Val Kilmer's talent as an actor is undeniable, I feel he needs help as a scriptwriter. The play had no storyline. At first, it seemed it was going to be a stand-up comedy routine starring Mark Twain but then he started rambling on, albeit...continued

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11 reviews
26 stars
attended Jul 09 2013

It was really an awesome experience to see Val Kilmer perform. I had a seat on the aisle, which (for once) was completely worth it... (you will know what I mean when you go) I would take your seats 10 minutes before the show starts. Also, since...continued

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11 reviews
1 stars
attended Jul 13 2013

Val Kilmer was excellent as Mark Twain. He used Twain's humor integrated with current events. Many skits were extracted from Twain's writings and life events. Good mix of 19th century humor and commentary with 21st century events. Shows how social...continued

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7 reviews
145 stars
attended Jul 24 2013

Great show can't wait to see the movie

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6 reviews
3 stars
attended Jul 24 2013

My son and I were looking forward to this show. We were a little worried that we would be disappointed since we are big Twain fans and have seen many takes on the the Twain character. But we were both entertained before, during and after Kilmer's...continued

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