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Reds Reviews

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February 5, 2018
Beatty, who produced, directed, helped to write and starred in this impressive work, may be forgiven for not having the heart to cut it.
January 8, 2018
If no one will learn much about politics from this film, Beatty has nonetheless put the fire of two burning lives in it. There is plenty in it about the risks that commitment entails, but it is about commitment.
May 9, 2017
It is occasionally rambling and repetitious, but nearly always intelligent and engrossing.
August 15, 2011
Warren Beatty's political epic features superlative performances and speaks to the inner-rebel in each of us.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
January 10, 2010
Filled with rich ideas.
Full Review | Original Score: B
August 5, 2007
Vittorio Storaro, who won an Oscar for his cinematography, keeps the long film moving at a healthy pace, mixing static shots with subtle camera movement, never showing off or detracting from the story.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
January 12, 2007
an epic love story ... As a teenager I saw it four times in the theater (which I now find pretty astonishing, considering the movie is well more than three hours long -- I had a lot more free time in 1981!)
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
January 5, 2007
Viewed today, it's not so effortlessly impressive, but it's still an uncommonly intelligent and quite entertaining film.
December 23, 2006
One of the most ambitious Hollywood films of the 80s, Reds is trying to do too much (historical epic, political expose, and romance), but the insertion of interviews with contemporaries of John Reed is original and poignant.
Full Review | Original Score: A-
October 18, 2006
It's tragic that more American filmmakers aren't taking risks like this at a time like this.
| Original Score: 5/5
October 11, 2006
A left-leaning pretty boy's distended, black book ramblings.
October 9, 2006
Marred by historical bluff and jarring cutesiness, 'Reds' is nevertheless the sweeping melodramatic stuff of classic moviemaking.
October 6, 2006
Were it not for the antique clothing and music, you wouldn't know that the dialogue isn't taking place in the 21st century.
Read More | Original Score: 5/5
September 12, 2006
Reds is finally just an appealingly conventional epic movie-star romance with radical trimmings, but it contains several sharper elements that suggest the colorful period it seeks to recreate.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
February 18, 2006
Epic telling of Communism roots via Warren Beatty.
Read More | Original Score: 5/5
February 10, 2006
Political drama and sweeping romance in one - only Warren Beatty would, or could, do it.
Read More | Original Score: 4/5
October 23, 2004
As for Beatty, Reds is his bravura turn.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
July 16, 2004
Hey, hey, I saved the world today. A movie about the burdens that fall on those who take big ideas seriously.
Read More | Original Score: 5/5
January 31, 2004
Reds is a richly textured drama that successfully blends history, romance and reminiscenes in its portrait of the poet and romantic revolutionary John Reed.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
May 20, 2003
Reds is an extremely fine film.
Full Review | Original Score: 4.5/5
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