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."
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.
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 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 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
This new adaptation... results in a refreshing update of the original text. [Full review in Spanish]
May 24, 2018
This is a movie that knows, truly knows, where the edge is. It slices our world paper thin getting there.
May 23, 2018
Stream it, especially if you're a fan of Jordan's or Shannon's. Their performances alone are worth it.
May 22, 2018
I liked the aesthetic interpretations of this new Fahrenheit but the focus on commenting on today's social media landscape and changes to plot and narrative rob the story of some of its ruminative appeal.
May 21, 2018
For all its anger and barefaced rage, this Fahrenheit 451 is a ravishing experience to watch.
May 21, 2018
Filmmaker Ramin Bahrani's Fahrenheit 451 is a construction of paranoia and fear, curiosity and hope, and in some scenes its themes are almost overwhelmingly sincere.
May 21, 2018
Contrary to what is happening in our country, Donald Trump's presidency has emboldened filmmakers to directly challenge it, and Fahrenheit 451 is clearly an updated adaptation designed specifically with Trump in mind.
May 18, 2018
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
Your only real problem will be, you'll simply wish there was more.
May 18, 2018
For all Fahrenheit 451 gets wrong, its heart is ultimately in the right place, and that should count for something
May 17, 2018
It'd be easier to write off HBO's Fahrenheit 451 if it was just flat-out lousy. But it's not-thanks to Shannon, Jordan, and the bone-deep horror of Bradbury's ash-smeared world, much of it works.
May 15, 2018
Fahrenheit 451 rarely feels imminent, even as it aims for a modern truth. Thankfully, the movie is always watchable.
May 14, 2018
The "firemen" burn tomes, but also celluloid, sheet music and hard drives... Until then, everything is right in the process of adaptation ... but here the writers feel the need to build a macguffin in the plot... [Full review in Spanish]
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