Ragtime

Although more than $32 million was pumped into this kaleidoscopic portrait of American life in 1906, RAGTIME is too long, too splintered in its characterizations, and too much of a good thing squeezed dry. The most impressive aspect of the film is the return, after a 20-year hiatus, of top-billed Cagney, at age 81, to play a feisty NYC police commissioner. ...read more

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Ragtime
This vivid, high-energy human tableau interweaves the lives and passions of a middle class, small town family against the scandal and events of a tran (more…)
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01:14 — Finely detailed drama set in turn-of the century New York in which a racist attack on a black man becomes a factor in the lives of an upper-class fami (more…)

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  • Released: 1981
  • Rating: PG
  • Review: Although more than $32 million was pumped into this kaleidoscopic portrait of American life in 1906, RAGTIME is too long, too splintered in its characterizations, and too much of a good thing squeezed dry. The most impressive aspect of the film is the retu… (more)

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