Reno: Rebel Without a Pause Reviews

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Mark R. Leeper
rec.arts.movies.reviews
July 16, 2003

Full Review | Original Score: low 0 out of -4..+4
Megan Lehmann
New York Post
Top Critic
May 2, 2003

When [Reno] lets her radical flag fly, taking angry potshots at George W. Bush, Henry Kissinger, Larry King, et al., Reno devolves into a laugh-free lecture.

| Original Score: 2/4
Jeffrey M. Anderson
Combustible Celluloid
February 28, 2003

Even though the film runs a brief 71 minutes -- finishing off with footage of Reno talking with New Yorkers on the street in the aftermath of 9/11 -- Reno shows enough gusto to make you a fan.

Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Stephen Holden
New York Times
Top Critic
May 1, 2003

If Reno is to the left of liberal on the political spectrum, her tough, funny, rather chaotic show isn't subversive so much as it is nit-picky about the hypocrisies of our time.

Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Kevin Courrier
Boxoffice Magazine
March 30, 2003

Works because Reno doesn't become smug or sanctimonious towards the audience.

Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Maitland McDonagh
TV Guide's Movie Guide
May 2, 2003

Director Nancy Savoca's no-frills record of a show forged in still-raw emotions captures the unsettled tenor of that post 9-11 period far better than a more measured or polished production ever could.

Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Edward Crouse
Village Voice
Top Critic
April 29, 2003

What seems like a nut-on-a- bar-stool rant morphs into a triumphal evocation of the emotional-political bluster of that time.

Doris Toumarkine
Film Journal International
May 6, 2003

The film delivers not just the full assault of Reno's immense wit and insight, but a time travel back to what it felt like during those unforgettably uncertain days.

Frank Scheck
Hollywood Reporter
Top Critic
May 8, 2003

[Reno] delivers a monologue that manages to incorporate both the horror and the absurdity of the situation in a well-balanced fashion.

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