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Chicago 10 Reviews

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February 28, 2008
A riveting work that's hilarious, accessible and, sure, timeless in some ways. But still maybe a bit useless, too.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
April 4, 2008
A vibrant, unconventional documentary about the conspiracy trial of the so-called inciters of the riots that occurred during the 1968 Democratic National Convention.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
May 22, 2008
Indirectly scolds today's meek populace for letting its war-minded government rage unchecked.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
April 28, 2011
Chicago 10 is definitely worth a look for skeptics young and old.
December 14, 2008
Revisits 1968 as a court room drama, through a fresh cinematic look to avoid period clichés while broadening history's appeal to both boomers and their children.
Full Review | Original Score: 7/10
January 18, 2007
The Heavy Metal of anti-war docs.
| Original Score: 8.5/10
March 3, 2008
It's a fresh and important new take on one of the most tumultuous periods in American history.
September 19, 2008
Morgan is more interested in recreating the confusing experience of living through those times than in evaluating them in a perspective informed by 40 years of hindsight.
Full Review | Original Score: 7/10
August 27, 2008
Director Brett Morgen earns high marks for finding a most innovative way to illustrate a regrettable chapter in American history.
March 4, 2008
Morgen is an invigorating filmmaker, not content to go the well-traveled route when there's a new path to try. Chicago 10 benefits from that sense of adventure.
Full Review | Original Score: B+
June 9, 2008
Short on nuance but long on passion, Chicago 10 recreates the gradual boil-over from peaceful gathering to chaos by augmenting ample, close-range footage with the kind of sonic boom that seldom accompanies political documentaries.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
April 4, 2008
Makes skillful use of documentary footage to relate what happened in the streets of Chicago, culminating in what was routinely described at the time as 'a police riot.'
Full Review | Original Score: B
January 19, 2007
Brett Morgen's agit-prop documentary augments its excellent assemblage of archival footage with capture-motion animation to rep the courtroom antics, all in the service of an ideologically loaded approach.
August 21, 2008
Chicago 10 is an art-house rarity that manages to visually dazzle while peeling away the layers of this contentious moment in time, giving viewers an eyeful of social unrest and wondrous screen fantasia.
Full Review | Original Score: A-
March 4, 2008
Its greatest achievement, no question, is simply that it rescues a period of modern history from its suffocating blanket of respect and worship.
Full Review | Original Score: 8/10
February 22, 2008
Here is an unabashed call to a new age of protests. Is it agit prop propaganda? You bet.
Full Review | Original Score: A-
February 29, 2008
As an activist documentary with a contemporary agenda, it doesn't pretend to be "objective" (whatever that means), but to find inspiration in the passion and irreverence of its heroes.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
February 29, 2008
The film uses voiceover actors and Waking Life-style animation to re-create the infamous trial with amazing effectiveness and intimacy.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
February 29, 2008
The filmmakers' hope, presumably, is that kids will see Chicago 10 and get stirred into action%u2014taking to the streets to take down The Man, Yippie style.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
February 27, 2008
Morgen displays obvious admiration for the Yippies' festive mentality in the shadow of authority, but he makes a valiant effort to avoid treating them as relics.
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