A notable biography/drama depicting the life of American communist, John Reed, who tried to convert the American lifestyle and ideals to his own ways of thinking. An interesting aspect if this film is that it's narrated in the first person by people who have actually been there and seen it happen. This film would have been much better if Reed's dull love life wasn't included and if the film wasn't so lengthy. Very harsh vulgarities would suggest an R rating; for some reason, it's been rated PG. Not everyone's piece of cake; only see if this seems slightly interesting to you. Wonderful performances from Beatty and Keaton!

Movie reviewed by Michael Lawrence



Warren Beatty, Diane Keaton, Edward Herrmann, Jerzy Kosinski, Jack Nicholson, Paul Sorvino, Maureen Stapleton, Nicolas Coster, Gene Hackman, William Daniels, Max Wright, M. Emmet Walsh, Ian Wolfe, Bessie Love, George Plimpton, Dolph Sweet, Josef Sommer

Directed by:

Warren Beatty


1981 biography/drama

Rated PG


Don Ignacio's score: B+

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