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Fahrenheit 451 (2018)

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Critic Consensus: Fahrenheit 451 fails to burn as brightly as its classic source material, opting for slickly mundane smoke-blowing over hard-hitting topical edge.

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Michael B. Jordan ("Black Panther," "Creed," "Fruitvale Station") and Michael Shannon ("The Shape of Water," HBO's "Boardwalk Empire"; Oscar (R) nominee for "Nocturnal Animals" and Revolutionary Road") star in HBO Films' FAHRENHEIT 451. Directed by Ramin Bahrani ("99 Homes") and written by Bahrani & Amir Naderi ("Vegas: Based on a True Story"), the film is based on Ray Bradbury's classic novel of the same name, depicting a future where the media is an opiate, history is rewritten and "firemen" burn books.

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The film isn't much of a read, though.

May 22, 2018 | Rating: C- | Full Review…
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For all its anger and barefaced rage, this Fahrenheit 451 is a ravishing experience to watch.

May 21, 2018 | Full Review…

Where it truly falls short is in capturing the ways that literature helps us define our humanity and our individuality and life's meaning.

May 21, 2018

And that's the problem with Fahrenheit 451: It works so ferociously to be relevant that it forgets to make sense.

May 21, 2018 | Full Review…

Fahrenheit 451's main problem stems from the fact that it jams a series' worth of story into 100 minutes.

May 21, 2018 | Full Review…

The depth [of Fahrenheit 451] helps texture everything that is present and brings Ray Bradbury's world to life before your eyes.

May 18, 2018 | Full Review…

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