Some lovely scenes, but a bit flat
Emma from Dublin, 23 Aug 2015
An interesting futuristic vision of a society frightened of it citizens acquiring knowledge and using their imaginations in an uncontrolled way. Some lovely scenes from director Truffaut, some which spookily resonate with present times (huge flat screen TVs with live, interactive entertainment for the masses, anyone?) However the performances feel a bit flat, perhaps reflecting the behind-the-scenes tension between Truffaut and Werner. It doesn't entirely work for me, but it makes me want to read the novel.
A Touching Dystopia
Kevin from Dublin, 04 Apr 2007
A mostly realistic vision of a world gone wrong. This film is brilliantly written and well acted by Julie Christie (as both the protagonist's wife and his revolutonary neighbour) and Werner, who is a very watchable screen presence.
Includes one of the most beautiful endings in cinema.
Niall from Cork, 02 Jan 2008
Supposedly a classic. If you're a film student, i suppose you'd have to watch this stuff. If however, you are not a film student, only rent on grounds that you're interested in 60s interior design.
martin from Galway, 02 Apr 2008
excellent movie based upon ray bradbury story.it also has untertones of suffering under a brutal regeme. but very clever in the way it shows the book burning which gives the movie its title
Jason from Cork, 15 Jun 2008
Disappointing - just a very stretched out sci fi short story without anything interesting in it at all - why this is talked about as a classic is beyond me