Reno: Rebel Without a Pause (2003)




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Feminist performance artist and monologist Reno lets loose in a stream-of-consciousness, cathartic, topical screed that blends equal parts incisive wit, political consciousness and common sense -- all about the events of September 11, 2001. A New York City resident (almost at ground zero), Reno witnessed the tragic events of that bloody day and developed a singular monologue that has the amazing ability to heal. Filmmaker Nancy Savoca directs.
Comedy , Special Interest
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Critic Reviews for Reno: Rebel Without a Pause

All Critics (9) | Top Critics (4)

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

May 8, 2003
Hollywood Reporter
Top Critic

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.

May 2, 2003
New York Post
Top Critic

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.

May 1, 2003
New York Times
Top Critic

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

Full Review… | April 29, 2003
Village Voice
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Full Review… | July 16, 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.

Full Review… | May 6, 2003
Film Journal International

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