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Reds Reviews

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Wesley Lovell
Cinema Sight
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
Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews
January 10, 2010
Filled with rich ideas.
Full Review | Original Score: B
Phil Villarreal
Arizona Daily Star
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
James Sanford
Kalamazoo Gazette
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
Jeffrey M. Anderson
Combustible Celluloid
January 5, 2007
Viewed today, it's not so effortlessly impressive, but it's still an uncommonly intelligent and quite entertaining film.
Emanuel Levy
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-
Chris Cabin
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
Keith Uhlich
Reverse Shot
October 11, 2006
A left-leaning pretty boy's distended, black book ramblings.
Donald J. Levit
ReelTalk Movie Reviews
October 9, 2006
Marred by historical bluff and jarring cutesiness, 'Reds' is nevertheless the sweeping melodramatic stuff of classic moviemaking.
Eric Lurio
Greenwich Village Gazette
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.
| Original Score: 5/5
Dan Callahan
Slant Magazine
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
Steve Crum
February 18, 2006
Epic telling of Communism roots via Warren Beatty.
| Original Score: 5/5
Carol Cling
Las Vegas Review-Journal
February 10, 2006
Political drama and sweeping romance in one - only Warren Beatty would, or could, do it.
| Original Score: 4/5
Top Critic
Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times
October 23, 2004
As for Beatty, Reds is his bravura turn.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
Martin Scribbs
Low IQ Canadian
July 16, 2004
Hey, hey, I saved the world today. A movie about the burdens that fall on those who take big ideas seriously.
| Original Score: 5/5
Frederic and Mary Ann Brussat
Spirituality and Practice
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
Top Critic
Vincent Canby
New York Times
May 20, 2003
Reds is an extremely fine film.
Full Review | Original Score: 4.5/5
Ken Hanke
Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)
August 14, 2002
Not as good as it thinks, but powerful filmmaking all the same
| Original Score: 4/5
Cole Smithey
June 14, 2008
| Original Score: 4/5
Boyd van Hoeij
June 10, 2006
| Original Score: 4/5
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