Overall Rank: 27742
Average Rating: 2/4
# of Ratings: 6
Theatrical Release Date: 05/19/2018
Blu-ray/DVD Release Date: 09/18/2018
Genre: Documentary, Sci-Fi
MPAA Rating: NR
Director: Ramin Bahrani
Actors: Sofia Boutella, Michael B. Jordan, Michael Shannon, Martin Donovan, Keir Dullea, Lilly Singh
Plot: In a future where firemen burn books instead of put out fires, Guy Montag is a lock to become the new chief after being groomed by his superior, Captain Beatty. But when he begins to question his past and his motives, he goes from the face of the firemen to most-wanted terrorist with the fate of the future of knowledge on his shoulders. -- Chris Kavan
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Indyfreak - wrote on 04/09/2019
A slick but shallow adaptation of Ray Bradbury's classic dystopian tale that replaces the nuance with on-the-nose commentary about Trumpian politics. For a HBO movie, it looks nice. Michael Shannon is good casting as the villain. It seems to have good intentions but its routine revolutionary rhetoric is a poor substitute for the imaginative yet eerily plausible future that Bradbury created.
Chris Kavan - wrote on 05/24/2018
I can't fault the acting, as both Michael B. Jordan and Michael Shannon both give outstanding performances. However, in trying to update this classic story for a more modern age, it leaves out a lot that made the novel as important today as it was when it was published. It's a shadow of the novel and while, not bad in of itself, it's not really Fahrenheit 451 at all. Read the book, watch the film - but don't weigh them equally.
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