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The Trial of the Chicago 7 (2020)


What was supposed to be a peaceful protest turned into a violent clash with the police. What followed was one of the most notorious trials in history.

The Trial of the Chicago 7 (2020)

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Released Year: 2020
Runtime: 130 minutes
Directors: Aaron Sorkin

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What was supposed to be a peaceful protest turned into a violent clash with the police. What followed was one of the most notorious trials in history.

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Reviews


100
Chicago Sun-Times - Richard Roeper
Certain events are rearranged from the factual timelines, and yes, The Trial of the Chicago 7 exercises poetic license. This is not a documentary; it’s a dramatization of events that resonates with great power while containing essential truths, and it’s one of the best movies of the year.
90
Arizona Republic - Bill Goodykoontz
The Trial of the Chicago 7 is something unexpected, fun. Sorkin trusts his instincts. Maybe real life has made it so that nothing seems over the top anymore. Whatever the case, it makes the film something else, too: timely.
88
USA Today - Brian Truitt
The filmmaker crafts an entertaining, immersive and ultimately optimistic spectacle that never forgets, especially at its ending, that humanity should always trump the system.
75
IndieWire - Eric Kohn
The Trial of the Chicago 7 is exactly as advertised — a giant, giddy burst of earnest theatricality, loaded with a formidable ensemble that chews on every inch of the scenery, that overall makes a passionate case for the resilience of its formula more than using it as an excuse.
75
Chicago Tribune - Michael Phillips
Sorkin’s writing may be better served by a director who can bring a new set of perspectives and dynamics to the work, rather than simply presenting them head-on. Yet it works anyway. The actors win on appeal. And it’s always worth revisiting this particular chapter of Chicago unrest and injustice, because that chapter, tragically, is always up for another rewrite.

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