Bidder 70 Reviews

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Gary Goldstein
Los Angeles Times
June 27, 2013
Though viewers may already be aware of how DeChristopher's 2011 trial ended, the film maintains a gripping air of tension and mystery leading up to the verdict (he was sentenced to two years in federal prison for fraud but released after 21 months).
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
Louis Proyect
rec.arts.movies.reviews
May 18, 2013
Gripping documentary about a young man who risked a stiff prison sentence for doing something to stop global warming, a crisis that could lead to the deaths of 100 million people.
Eric Monder
Film Journal International
May 17, 2013
Bidder 70 is modest but revitalizing.
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Jeannette Catsoulis
New York Times
May 16, 2013
"Bidder 70," for all its clumsiness, nails the way that a spontaneous act of courage can focus the mind and clarify an ideology.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
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Diana Clarke
Village Voice
May 14, 2013
DeChristopher's ability to move with intellectual seriousness and a light heart between festivals and courtrooms complicates the popular idea of The Man and what his brand of power can achieve.
Kam Williams
AALBC.com
May 12, 2013
A powerful, empathetic portrait of a selfless, planetary patriot willing to sacrifice his liberty for the sake of Mother Earth's long-term prospects.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
Kalvin Henely
Slant Magazine
May 12, 2013
Without being didactic, the documentary demonstrates how an ordinary concerned citizen can take a stand when politicians neglect to make decisions for the good of the people and instead serve the interests of big business.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
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Kyle Smith
New York Post
May 17, 2013
As dully earnest, disorganized and self-righteous as an editorial in a student newspaper ...
Full Review | Original Score: 1/4
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May 16, 2013
Seems designed primarily for teach-ins and rallies.
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