Chicago 10 (2008) - Rotten Tomatoes

Chicago 10 (2008)



Critic Consensus: Brett Morgan's half-animated, half-documentary film is an arresting, sometimes visionary portrait of the historic and chaotic trial.

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The Kid Stays in the Picture director Brett Morgen turns his unique eye toward the infamous 1968 Democratic National Convention in this 2006 documentary. Using a star-studded voice cast along with a blend of archival footage and animation, Morgen tells the story of the eight demonstrators who were arrested and tried for conspiracy in the wake of the violent anti-war protests. Featuring the voices of Nick Nolte and Mark Ruffalo among others, Chicago 10 premiered at the 2007 Sundance Film Festival. ~ Matthew Tobey, Rovimore
Rating: R (for language and brief sexual images)
Genre: Documentary, Drama, Animation
Directed By:
Written By: Brett Morgen
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On DVD: Aug 26, 2008
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Hank Azaria
as Abbie Hoffman
Mark Ruffalo
as Jerry Rubin
Dylan Baker
as David Dellinger
Liev Schreiber
as William Kunstler
Jeffrey Wright
as Bobby Seale
Nick Nolte
as Thomas Foran
Roy Scheider
as Judge Julius Hoffman
Leonard Weinglass
as Leonard Weinglass
Reg Rogers
as Unidentified Yippie
James Urbaniak
as Richard Schultz
Chuck Montgomery
as Lee Weiner
Ebon Moss-Bachrach
as Paul Krassner
Lloyd Floyd
as Robert Pierson
David Boat
as Norman Mailer
Catherine Curtin
as Barbara Callender
Roger L. Jackson
as Reporter 6
Ted Marcoux
as Robert Murray
Jay Potter
as Reporter 5
Amy Ryan
as Anita Hoffman
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Critic Reviews for Chicago 10

All Critics (85) | Top Critics (29)

Chicago 10 is that nearly perfect marriage of style -- edgy, different -- to documentary subject: 1968, that seminal year so celebrated in 2008 for changing the America that came after it.

Full Review… | July 17, 2008
Orlando Sentinel
Top Critic

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… | April 4, 2008
St. Louis Post-Dispatch
Top Critic

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… | April 4, 2008
Denver Post
Top Critic

Chicago 10 is definitely worth a look for skeptics young and old.

Full Review… | April 28, 2011
East Bay Express

It may be most effective for audiences who do need a spoonful of sugar to make the historical medicine go down.

Full Review… | June 12, 2010

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… | December 14, 2008

Audience Reviews for Chicago 10

Entertaining and informative, but lacking depth

Ken Stachnik

Super Reviewer

Animated trial segments with celebrity voice actors distract from more gripping news footage about those who protested a government which denied its citizens their rights.

William Goss

Super Reviewer


I turned this documentary off. How could you fuck this up? Seriously. I tell you how. You mix terrible animation with Rage Against the Machine playing the first five minutes during the set-up of this damned thing.

Yeah, the film's about something from the '60s and RATM is playing. NICE CHOICE ASSHOLES! And I couldn't hear a damn thing cuz Tom Morello is SOLOING HIS BALLS OFF and the animation makes me want to cry.


matt sigur

Super Reviewer

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