Fahrenheit 451 Reviews

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Pauline Kael
The New Republic
August 30, 2012
Even at the science-fiction horror-story level, the movie fails -- partly, I think, because Truffaut is too much of an artist to exploit the vulgar possibilities in the material.
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Dave Kehr
Chicago Reader
June 5, 2007
This 1966 film often looks good (it was Truffaut's first in color, photographed by Nicolas Roeg), but the ideas, such as they are, get lost in the meandering narrative.
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Variety
June 5, 2007
With a serious and even terrifying theme, this excursion into science fiction has been thoughtfully directed by Francois Truffaut and there is adequate evidence of light touches to bring welcome and needed relief to a sombre and scarifying subject.
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Time Out
January 26, 2006
An underrated film, perhaps because it is less science fiction than a tale of 'once upon a time.'
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Vincent Canby
New York Times
May 20, 2003
Holy smoke! What a pretentious and pedantic production he has made.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5