Fahrenheit 451

  • 2018
  • US
  • 1h 40min
  • Directed by: Ramin Bahrani
  • Cast: Michael B Jordan, Michael Shannon, Sofia Boutella

Guy (Jordan) is a young ‘fireman’ whose job is to burn books that the authorities disapprove of, under the mentorship of his boss Captain Beatty (Shannon). This adaptation of Ray Bradbury’s dystopian novel plays out like a weak YA adventure, with flimsy and underwritten characters. A missed opportunity.

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Fahrenheit 451

15 May 20182 stars

Cannes 2018: Tepid adaptation of Ray Bradbury's incendiary novel, from Ramin Bahrani

The ideas from Ray Bradbury's prophetic dystopian novel, published in 1953, are updated for the internet age by writer-director Ramin Bahrani (99 Homes). Unfortunately, what could have been a provocative Mr. Robot-style vision of the near-future…

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