The Trial of the Chicago 7

critic Reviews

, 94% Certified Fresh Tomatometer Score
  • An actors' showcase enlivened by its topical fact-based story, The Trial of the Chicago 7 plays squarely -- and compellingly -- to Aaron Sorkin's strengths.
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    Chris HewittMinneapolis Star Tribune
    "The Trial of the Chicago 7" isn't good, but I'd recommend it anyway.
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    James BerardinelliReelViews
    In his screenplay, Sorkin does a masterful job of picking through months of testimony to find significant exchanges that speak a universal language about the corruption of power and the desire to silence opposition voices.
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    Johnny OleksinskiNew York Post
    Sorkin, who's unmatched in his ability to write debates and speeches, manages to freshen up those old benches, robes and gavels.
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    Clarisse LoughreyIndependent (UK)
    It has all the moral force of someone who spends their days writing sarcastic replies to Trump's tweets, all the while he tears down democracy piece by piece.
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    Rafer GuzmanNewsday
    A compelling re-creation of a notorious trial that galvanized and even defined the 1960s.
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    Randy MyersSan Jose Mercury News
    A smart, angry movie.
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    Alan ZilbermanWashington City Paper
    Distortions notwithstanding, The Trial of the Chicago 7 is a rousing reminder of what was at stake in the late 1960s.
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    Julian Lytleidobi.com
    A fire historical courtroom drama that's going to have so many people feeling all types of ways about the past and present in the fight for rights in the United States, from politics, police, race, etc. or, you know, just another Tuesday.
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    Peter HowellNight Vision
    The movie puts the past on the stand to inform the present - and also to galvanize it.
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    Edward DouglasThe Weekend Warrior
    A fine recreation of a certain moment in history that still feels relevant and timely ... even if it's heavy at times.
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