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Reno: Rebel Without a Pause
Feminist performance artist and monologist Reno lets loose in a stream-of-consciousness, cathartic, topical screed that blends equal parts incisive wit, political consciousness and common sense -- all about the events of September 11, 2001. A New York City resident (almost at ground zero), Reno witnessed the tragic events of that bloody day and developed a singular monologue that has the amazing ability to heal. Filmmaker Nancy Savoca directs.
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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 78%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"[Reno] delivers a monologue that manages to incorporate both the horror and the absurdity of the situation in a well-balanced fashion."
‑ Frank Scheck, Hollywood Reporter
"What seems like a nut-on-a- bar-stool rant morphs into a triumphal evocation of the emotional-political bluster of that time."
‑ Edward Crouse, Village Voice
"Works because Reno doesn't become smug or sanctimonious towards the audience."
‑ Kevin Courrier, Boxoffice Magazine
"When [Reno] lets her radical flag fly, taking angry potshots at George W. Bush, Henry Kissinger, Larry King, et al., Reno devolves into a laugh-free lecture."
‑ Megan Lehmann, New York Post
"The film delivers not just the full assault of Reno's immense wit and insight, but a time travel back to what it felt like during those unforgettably uncertain days."
‑ Doris Toumarkine, Film Journal International
"Even though the film runs a brief 71 minutes -- finishing off with footage of Reno talking with New Yorkers on the street in the aftermath of 9/11 -- Reno shows enough gusto to make you a fan."
‑ Jeffrey M. Anderson, Combustible Celluloid
"If Reno is to the left of liberal on the political spectrum, her tough, funny, rather chaotic show isn't subversive so much as it is nit-picky about the hypocrisies of our time."
‑ Stephen Holden, New York Times
"Director Nancy Savoca's no-frills record of a show forged in still-raw emotions captures the unsettled tenor of that post 9-11 period far better than a more measured or polished production ever could."
‑ Maitland McDonagh, TV Guide's Movie Guide
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