Fahrenheit 451

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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…

    Ed Bark

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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…

    Brandon Katz

    Top Critic

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