Ray Bradbury's classic novel is infused with a decidedly 21st Century sensibility in this dazzling, high-tech thriller. In an American future where the media is an opiate, internet bots control routines, history is truncated or rewritten, and celebrity "firemen" engage in televised search-and-destroy missions to burn books and bring their owners to justice, one zealous fireman begins to question his long-held assumptions about his life's work. Michael B. Jordan stars as the fireman who has been groomed to replace his captain (Michael Shannon). After meeting a young informant (Sofia Boutella), the fireman makes a dangerous decision to assist a group of underground "Eels" in their plan to preserve the contents of thousands of classic books, arts and culture. Directed by Ramin Bahrani; written by Ramin Bahrani & Amir Naderi.

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Ratings and Reviews

2.5 out of 5
33 Ratings

33 Ratings

32% TOMATOMETER

Critics Consensus: Fahrenheit 451 fails to burn as brightly as its classic source material, opting for slickly mundane smoke-blowing over hard-hitting topical edge.

14+ COMMON SENSE

Soggy, violent adaptation of book-burning sci-fi classic.

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Information

Studio
HBO Films presentation of a Brace Cove, Noruz Films, and Outlier Society Production
Genre
Drama
Released
Copyright

Languages

Primary
English (Stereo, Dolby 5.1)
Additional

French (Subtitles, Stereo)

Accessibility

CC
Closed captions (CC) refer to subtitles in the available language with the addition of relevant non-dialogue information.

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