Ragtime Synopsis
New York's police commissioner faces a man holed up in the Morgan Library with dynamite.
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The Globe and Mail (Toronto)

By Jay Scott
Ragtime itself twinkles with delight - perhaps only an immigrant, and a recent one, could have made this film, which looks squarely at the...
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88

Chicago Sun-Times

By Roger Ebert
Rgatime is a loving, beautifully mounted, graceful film that creates its characters with great clarity.
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80

Variety

The page-turning joys of E.L. Doctorow's bestselling Ragtime, which dizzily and entertainingly charted a kaleidoscopic vision of a...
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75

TV Guide

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Ambitious, but only sporadically engaging.
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60

The New York Times

By Vincent Canby
The movie is sorrowful, funny and beautiful. It is also, finally, very unsatisfactory.
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60

Time

By Richard Corliss
Forman and Weller have created an impressive but strangely lopsided movie.
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38

Boston Globe

Except for the evocative sets and Randy Newman's upbeat musical score, Ragtime is better read than seen. [18 Dec 1981]
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20

Chicago Reader

By Dave Kehr
What's left is a curiously disconnected illustration of American racism, which nevertheless fails to realize the power and irony inherent...
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Rated PG