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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.

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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 | Rating: 2/4
New York Post
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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 | Rating: 3/5
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.

April 29, 2003 | Full Review…
Village Voice
Top Critic

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.

May 6, 2003 | Full Review…
Film Journal International

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.

May 2, 2003 | Rating: 3/5

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