Ragtime
Ragtime (1981)

E. L. Doctorow's novel Ragtime was a sprawling fictional account of American manners and mores in the years between 1900 and 1913. This film concentrates on three plot threads: the story of an immigrant artist, the saga of "Gibson… More

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Rated: PG
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Genre: Drama
Release Date: November 16, 2004
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Critic Score: 90% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Emanuel Levy
EmanuelLevy.Com

Sporadically engaging, Milos Forman's chronicle of American society and culture in the beginning of the twentieth century is too sprawling and dramatically diffuse, though some of the acting is excellent.

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Frederic and Mary Ann Brussat
Spirituality and Practice

A robust screen adaptation of Doctorow's novel about class warfare, social change, and the gap between the rich and the poor

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Steve Crum
Video-Reviewmaster.com

Great to see very late Cagney in solid Milos Forman film.

Ken Hanke
Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)

Fine, sprawling period piece. A great swan song for Cagney.

Christopher Null
Filmcritic.com

a jumbled and largely uninteresting mess

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Flixster Audience Score: 75% Flixster User Reviews
jay nixon
It drags here and there but mostly a fine epic film