Ragtime (1981)

Milos Foreman's cinematic adaptation of E.L. Doctrow's sprawling pop-culture epic Ragtime follows a variety of characters whose lives intertwine during the earliest years of the 20th century. Brad Dourif plays the meek young brother… More

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Rated: PG
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Genre: Drama
Release Date: November 20, 1981
DVD Release Date: November 16, 2004
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Critic Score: 90% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Emanuel Levy

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

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

a jumbled and largely uninteresting mess

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jay nixon
It drags here and there but mostly a fine epic film