Fahrenheit 451 Reviews

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Top Critic
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 22, 2018
The film isn't much of a read, though.
May 21, 2018
For all its anger and barefaced rage, this Fahrenheit 451 is a ravishing experience to watch.
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
And that's the problem with Fahrenheit 451: It works so ferociously to be relevant that it forgets to make sense.
May 21, 2018
Fahrenheit 451's main problem stems from the fact that it jams a series' worth of story into 100 minutes.
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
As the film unfolds, it's hard to escape the feeling that it's been tailor-made to tap into our fears and indignation.
May 18, 2018
Proving you can't judge a book -- or movie -- by its cover, Fahrenheit 451 turns out to be considerably less than the sum of its parts.
Top Critic
May 18, 2018
The characters' tendency to speak in aphorisms is likely meant to convey this fallen world's reliance on propaganda as cultural currency, but its blunt polemicism effectively flattens the characters in ways they can't recover from.
May 18, 2018
No one expects in a 21st-century film version, an hour and a half in length, anything approaching the subtlety and character that went into Bradbury's novel. Still one might have asked-of a film titled "Fahrenheit 451"-for more than a one-note rant.
May 18, 2018
Just read the book, folks.
May 17, 2018
Despite the timeliness of a story about a government abolishing facts and rewriting history, the film never really jars. It has next to no emotional punch...
May 16, 2018
A two-hour movie actually needs more plot now. It needs to implode, like a black hole. I'm sorry to report that this one fizzles out.
May 16, 2018
Mr. Jordan (Creed) puts flesh on Montag's conflict... But the script does little to give him inner life beyond some flashbacks. Mr. Shannon's imperious enforcer lacks the eccentric spark he brings to his best roles.
May 15, 2018
Fahrenheit 451 rarely feels imminent, even as it aims for a modern truth. Thankfully, the movie is always watchable.
Top Critic
May 15, 2018
Flat, slow and turgid, no one - neither Jordan nor Shannon - can stir this gluepot.
May 15, 2018
A six-part TV series might have done the concept more justice.
May 14, 2018
Long stretches of Fahrenheit are about as subtle as a labor leaflet or a soapbox sermon, and it makes no apology for this aspect of its method.
May 14, 2018
Unfortunately, Fahrenheit 451 isn't hard-hitting enough as a film to be a proper motivating factor on its own.
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