The Fight

critic Reviews

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    Amy NicholsonVariety
    In a moment divided into heroes and villains, there's an urge for the film to go deeper into how, exactly, these lawyers use the Constitution as a cape.
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    Beandrea JulyHollywood Reporter
    [F]rankly, it's nice to see David beating Goliath on the big screen.
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    Kate ErblandindieWire
    The unfussy stuff, the human stuff, is what works best, both for "The Fight" and the very people it follows.
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    Lorry KiktaFilm Threat
    The Fight is a fantastic documentary highlighting the real heroes out there: the overworked attornies of the ACLU.
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    Alan ZilbermanBrightest Young Things
    The most compelling scenes show these ACLU attorneys as dedicated, albeit flawed, professionals who believe in the Constitution down to the core.
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    Bedatri D. ChoudhuryHyperallergic
    The Fight does the work of uncovering the human faces and the immense emotional and intellectual labor that make up the organization.
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    Fred TopelWe Live Entertainment
    The Fight documents the personalities of the people who devote their lives to these pivotal human rights issues. They are human. They get excited and relieved when a favorable decision comes down. They also get flustered.
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    Christopher Llewellyn ReedHammer to Nail
    While I am (mostly) a pacifist, this is one fight I can truly get behind.
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    Sean P. MeansThe Movie Cricket
    The filmmakers turn the dusty legal briefs into compelling human drama.
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    Evan SaathoffBirth.Movies.Death.
    It is a very cut-and-dry informative documentary... But the overall point illustrates that even in victory, opposition is a constant and the fight will never truly end. Not should it.
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