Reds Reviews

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Wesley Lovell
Cinema Sight
August 15, 2011
Warren Beatty's political epic features superlative performances and speaks to the inner-rebel in each of us.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews
January 10, 2010
Filled with rich ideas.
Full Review | Original Score: B
Cole Smithey
ColeSmithey.com
June 14, 2008
| Original Score: 4/5
Phil Villarreal
Arizona Daily Star
August 5, 2007
Vittorio Storaro, who won an Oscar for his cinematography, keeps the long film moving at a healthy pace, mixing static shots with subtle camera movement, never showing off or detracting from the story.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
James Sanford
Kalamazoo Gazette
January 12, 2007
an epic love story ... As a teenager I saw it four times in the theater (which I now find pretty astonishing, considering the movie is well more than three hours long -- I had a lot more free time in 1981!)
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
Jeffrey M. Anderson
Combustible Celluloid
January 5, 2007
Viewed today, it's not so effortlessly impressive, but it's still an uncommonly intelligent and quite entertaining film.
Emanuel Levy
EmanuelLevy.Com
December 23, 2006
One of the most ambitious Hollywood films of the 80s, Reds is trying to do too much (historical epic, political expose, and romance), but the insertion of interviews with contemporaries of John Reed is original and poignant.
Full Review | Original Score: A-
Chris Cabin
Filmcritic.com
October 18, 2006
It's tragic that more American filmmakers aren't taking risks like this at a time like this.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
Donald J. Levit
ReelTalk Movie Reviews
October 9, 2006
Marred by historical bluff and jarring cutesiness, 'Reds' is nevertheless the sweeping melodramatic stuff of classic moviemaking.
Eric Lurio
Greenwich Village Gazette
October 6, 2006
Were it not for the antique clothing and music, you wouldn't know that the dialogue isn't taking place in the 21st century.
| Original Score: 5/5
Dan Callahan
Slant Magazine
September 12, 2006
Reds is finally just an appealingly conventional epic movie-star romance with radical trimmings, but it contains several sharper elements that suggest the colorful period it seeks to recreate.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Boyd van Hoeij
european-films.net
June 10, 2006
| Original Score: 4/5
Jake Euker
F5 (Wichita, KS)
March 18, 2006
| Original Score: 3/5
Steve Crum
Video-Reviewmaster.com
February 18, 2006
Epic telling of Communism roots via Warren Beatty.
| Original Score: 5/5
Carol Cling
Las Vegas Review-Journal
February 10, 2006
Political drama and sweeping romance in one - only Warren Beatty would, or could, do it.
| Original Score: 4/5
Robert Roten
Laramie Movie Scope
February 5, 2005
| Original Score: 4/5
Top Critic
Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times
October 23, 2004
As for Beatty, Reds is his bravura turn.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
Martin Scribbs
Low IQ Canadian
July 16, 2004
Hey, hey, I saved the world today. A movie about the burdens that fall on those who take big ideas seriously.
| Original Score: 5/5
Jules Brenner
Cinema Signals
May 7, 2004
| Original Score: 4/5
Rich Cline
Shadows on the Wall
May 1, 2004
| Original Score: 5/5
Top Critic
Geoff Andrew
Time Out
June 24, 2006

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May 24, 2003
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