Fahrenheit 451

2018

Fahrenheit 451

Critics 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.

Cast

Michael Shannon
as Capt. Beatty
Khandi Alexander
as Toni Morrison
Laura Harrier
as Millie Montag
Martin Donovan
as Commissioner Nyari
Andy McQueen
as Gustavo
Grace Lynn Kung
as Chairman Mao
Keir Dullea
as Historian
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All Critics (78) | Top Critics (25) | Fresh (26) | Rotten (52)

  • When fake news can affect real elections, there is no better time to consider the lessons of this modernized "Fahrenheit 451."

    Nov 25, 2019 | Full Review…

    Eric Deggans

    NPR
    Top Critic
  • The film isn't much of a read, though.

    May 22, 2018 | Rating: C- | Full Review…

    Ed Bark

    Uncle Barky
    Top Critic
  • 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…

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