Fahrenheit 451 Reviews

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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]
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 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.
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 25, 2018
Misses the chance to say something pointed about where we are right here and now.
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 23, 2018
Behind the beautifully shot veneer and potential lies a half-baked plot that makes radical departures from the novel.
May 23, 2018
It's an interesting concept, it really is. But it's a concept we've now seen a lot - that's the danger of taking source material and bringing it into the 21st century.
May 23, 2018
There's a lot left out in this noisy and luridly shot but thin adaptation of Ray Bradbury's novel.
May 23, 2018
A lot of smoke, but no fire at all. [Full review in Portuguese]
May 22, 2018
I would advise you to set fire to your watching device before subjecting yourself to this omnishambles.
May 22, 2018
The film isn't much of a read, though.
May 21, 2018
Fahrenheit 451 features strong performances and a dancing, flickering visual flare, but all that's not enough to cover up the clunkiness of the script and the strain of reconfiguring this always relevant... story.
May 21, 2018
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
"Technology is horrible" is hardly an unusual premise, but Bahrani's Fahrenheit 451 doesn't even stay consistently technophobic.
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