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William Kunstler: Disturbing the Universe Reviews

Joe Williams
St. Louis Post-Dispatch
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Like the recent animated documentary Chicago Ten, this is a timely reminder of a era when "change" was more than just a campaign slogan. But it's also a personal portrait, with shadings.

Full Review Source: St. Louis Post-Dispatch | Original Score: 3/4

January 20, 2010
Steven Rea
Philadelphia Inquirer
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William Kunstler: Disturbing the Universe offers a deeply personal view of a larger-than-life figure. It's a view filtered through a prism of memory and emotion, but one well worth investigating.

Full Review Source: Philadelphia Inquirer | Original Score: 3/4

December 10, 2009
Owen Gleiberman
Entertainment Weekly
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Leading the defense in the 1969-70 trial of the Chicago Seven, William Kunstler became a radical and a celebrity, and this vivid documentary captures how those two facets of his life worked together in morally urgent and contradictory ways.

Full Review Source: Entertainment Weekly | Original Score: B+

December 2, 2009
Gary Goldstein
Los Angeles Times
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Terrific archival footage from a range of seminal civil rights events, as well as affecting narration written by Sarah Kunstler and spoken by Emily Kunstler (who also edited the film), round out this superior documentary.

Full Review Source: Los Angeles Times | Original Score: 4/5

November 20, 2009
Michael O'Sullivan
Washington Post
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The film's point is clear. And for those looking for a straight answer, it's this: The bravest lawyer isn't the one who takes on the clients that allow him to feel good about himself. It's the one who takes on the clients that give us nightmares.

Full Review Source: Washington Post | Original Score: 3/4

November 20, 2009
Tom Keogh
Seattle Times
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Kunstler's accomplishments, principles and courage are all here in Disturbing the Universe. But there is something else that adds an unexpected layer of emotional complexity.

Full Review Source: Seattle Times | Original Score: 4/4

November 19, 2009
Ella Taylor
L.A. Weekly
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Other than a few tasty tidbits, like the fact that he wrote Joseph McCarthy's will while still a young family attorney, there's not much fresh news about William Kunstler in this documentary.

Full Review Source: L.A. Weekly

November 19, 2009
Joe Neumaier
New York Daily News
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A thoughtful, clear-eyed look at the life and career of Kunstler, the New York attorney who was famous, and infamous, for standing up for his liberal ideals even for clients who might have been morally objectionable.

Full Review Source: New York Daily News | Original Score: 2/5

November 13, 2009
Stephen Holden
New York Times
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A refresher course on the history of American left-wing politics in the 1960s and '70s.

Full Review Source: New York Times | Original Score: 3/5

November 13, 2009
Kyle Smith
New York Post
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It is said that everyone either loved or hated radical defense lawyer William Kunstler. A documentary by his daughters asks, "Why choose 'or' instead of 'both'?"

Full Review Source: New York Post | Original Score: 3/4

November 13, 2009
Wesley Morris
Boston Globe
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William Kunstler: Disturbing the Universe is indeed about the radical-leftist attorney. But this engrossing and provocative documentary is also about a tragic kind of liberal guilt.

Full Review Source: Boston Globe | Original Score: 3/4

November 12, 2009
Noel Murray
AV Club
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The major flaw with William Kunstler: Disturbing The Universe is that it isn't more personal.

Full Review Source: AV Club | Original Score: B-

November 12, 2009
Keith Uhlich
Time Out New York
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The film slowly loses the sobering toughness of its initial inquiry, and finally comes off as bloodline-biased hagiography.

Full Review Source: Time Out New York | Original Score: 2/5

November 11, 2009
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