Fahrenheit 451 Reviews

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August 30, 2019
Ultimately, the film has a powerful emotional impact, but it is achieved the hard way -- through the mind rather than the viscera -- and only in Its own good time.
November 29, 2018
Truffaut brought more cinematic acumen to this minute-long sequence than many filmmakers deploy in an entire feature.
July 6, 2018
It is as though Truffaut has drawn on everything he knows about cinema to express unshakable loyalty to the written word.
September 16, 2014
Truffaut's movie clearly suffered from a troubled shoot - Truffaut didn't actually know English - so his oddball take on the material succeeds in only fits and bursts.
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.
October 29, 2010
Bradbury's 1954 vision of a totalitarian society where technology is worshiped and books are burned has been neutered and consigned to camp.
October 26, 2009
Truffaut faces Bradbury's abstractions head on, not as science-fiction but as humanistic fairy-tale
April 6, 2008
January 31, 2008
On the downside, it doesn't particularly feel like a Truffaut film, but on the upside, it's a decent entry in the sci-fi genre.
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.
June 5, 2007
A marvelously courageous personal statement that becomes more fascinating with time.
Top Critic
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.
Top Critic
January 26, 2006
An underrated film, perhaps because it is less science fiction than a tale of 'once upon a time.'
August 18, 2005
July 2, 2005
While not one of Truffaut's strongest film, it is nonetheless one of his few explicitly political works and also boasts sharp imagery by Roeg) and indelible score by Herrmann.
April 17, 2005
trgico constatar que a viso de Bradbury vem tornando-se cada vez mais real: a diferena que, em vez de queimados, os livros vm sendo simplesmente ignorados.
March 14, 2005
January 28, 2005
A keen adaptation of Ray Bradbury's novel by Truffaut; eerie in its simplicity and matter-of-factness about book burning and Big Brotherism.
April 3, 2004
January 21, 2004
Dated and a little silly now, but one must love Ray Francois and Julie in a common mix.
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