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Fahrenheit 451 Reviews

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Glenn Dunks
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.
Full Review | Original Score: B-
Fernando F. Croce
October 26, 2009
Truffaut faces Bradbury's abstractions head on, not as science-fiction but as humanistic fairy-tale
Cole Smithey
April 6, 2008
| Original Score: 4/5
Jeffrey M. Anderson
Combustible Celluloid
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.

TV Guide
June 5, 2007
A marvelously courageous personal statement that becomes more fascinating with time.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
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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.'
Jules Brenner
Cinema Signals
August 18, 2005
| Original Score: 4/5
Emanuel Levy
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.
Full Review | Original Score: B
Pablo Villaça
Cinema em Cena
April 17, 2005
É trágico constatar que a visão de Bradbury vem tornando-se cada vez mais real: a diferença é que, em vez de queimados, os livros vêm sendo simplesmente ignorados.
| Original Score: 5/5
Bill Chambers
Film Freak Central
March 14, 2005
| Original Score: 3/5
Bob Bloom
Journal and Courier (Lafayette, IN)
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.
| Original Score: 4/5
Daniel M. Kimmel
Worcester Telegram & Gazette
April 3, 2004
Read More | Original Score: 4/5
Gregory Weinkauf
New Times
January 21, 2004
Dated and a little silly now, but one must love Ray Francois and Julie in a common mix.
Read More | Original Score: 4/5
Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews
January 4, 2004
This is the kind of film that should encourage the perceptive viewer to rush out to the library to read someone like Herman Melville before it's too late.
Full Review | Original Score: B
Rebecca Murray
October 13, 2003
| Original Score: 5/5
Aaron Hillis
Premiere Magazine
August 23, 2003
| Original Score: 4/5
John Beifuss
Commercial Appeal (Memphis, TN)
July 3, 2003
...celebrates the romance of the written word while also reveling in the medium that has replaced reading for many people, the cinema...
Walter Chaw
Film Freak Central
May 18, 2003
What's actually indicted is the human inclination towards the easy.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
Ken Hanke
Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)
December 29, 2002
Intellectually engaging, dramatically kind of dull.
| Original Score: 3/5
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