Fahrenheit 451 Reviews

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November 25, 2019
When fake news can affect real elections, there is no better time to consider the lessons of this modernized "Fahrenheit 451."
July 19, 2019
The result is a very weak update, that also masks several of the strengths found in Bradbury's novel. Very forgettable. [Full Review in Spanish]
May 29, 2019
Though heavy-handed, HBO's version carries on in that spirit, underlining that it's usually worthwhile to question what's become normal.
February 13, 2019
Bahrani crafts a distinctive and tense narrative, but none of his editorial choices match the depth or power of the original book.
January 9, 2019
Books aren't just the stories within, but also the memories and associations they create, paths to other places. That doesn't really come across in this adaptation; rather it sets up several pathways that remain unexplored.
October 10, 2018
While the film attempts to put its own spin on the story for the digital age, Bahrani's film does not measure up to the source material.
August 27, 2018
[This] adaptation of Ray Bradburry's classic novel doesn't really shock the core like it should, mostly because it's a movie that wants the essence of a narrative without really digging into the themes.
June 28, 2018
HBO's Fahrenheit 451 is horrifically beautiful. It feels both divorced from and intrinsically tied to its source material, the 1953 dystopian novel by Ray Bradbury.
June 14, 2018
There are things that work with the adaptation that could have been even more successful given time to play out over the course of a season.
June 1, 2018
This lavish HBO-produced adaptation certainly looks the part, but does feel a touch light on for impact considering the weight of the themes it is carrying.
May 31, 2018
Bahrani's fondness for drama with a social justice angle is revealed in the backstory...and does not go much farther than general finger-wagging at screen-addiction and the herd mentality found on network echo chambers.
May 30, 2018
HBO's adaptation of Ray Bradbury's classic "Fahrenheit 451" ultimately loses the plot.
May 29, 2018
Soggy, violent adaptation of book-burning sci-fi classic.
May 29, 2018
Fahrenheit 451, though initially compelling, ultimately does little to expand the prominent ideas of Ray Bradbury's work.
May 29, 2018
There are, of course, accommodations... there is talk of the Internet, that "people read less and less," the emojis - which were not in the original published in 1953. The spirit remains. [Full review in Spanish]
May 29, 2018
HBO's rework of Ray Bradbury's cautionary tale has incorporated much of modern society's technological marvels and fear... it isn't a far stretch to imagine how "now" could in the future become this.
May 25, 2018
Misses the chance to say something pointed about where we are right here and now.
May 25, 2018
This new adaptation... results in a refreshing update of the original text. [Full review in Spanish]
May 25, 2018
Bahrani generally fumbles the futureworld horror of the premise, which demands a more intricate touch than the problematic helmer is capable of offering.
May 24, 2018
This is a movie that knows, truly knows, where the edge is. It slices our world paper thin getting there.
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