Guerrilla: The Taking of Patty Hearst (2004)

Guerrilla: The Taking of Patty Hearst



Critic Consensus: Guerilla is a riveting documentary that chronicles in enlightening fashion the 1974 kidnapping of heiress Patty Hearst.

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In 1974, young Patty Hearst became a media icon after she was kidnapped from her apartment by a group calling itself the Symbionese Liberation Army (SLA). At the time, Patty was an impressionable college student who happened to be the granddaughter of the infamous William Randolph Hearst. The SLA's demands on Hearst's family were unique; hoping to spark a class war in America, they instructed the Hearsts to make a multimillion dollar donation of food to the poor. But the story firmly imprinted … More

Rating: Unrated
Genre: Documentary, Special Interest
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On DVD: Sep 27, 2005
Box Office: $22.4k
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All Critics (57) | Top Critics (22)

A mostly compelling and exceedingly fair-minded look back at the case.

Full Review… | March 25, 2005
Detroit Free Press
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Fine as far as it goes -- a worthy lesson in counter-culture history and the rise of media hysteria.

March 25, 2005
Detroit News
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To misquote Buffalo Springfield, something was happening here; what it was ain't exactly clear.

Full Review… | February 10, 2005
Minneapolis Star Tribune
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A meticulous and often fascinating reconstruction of a chaotic time.

Full Review… | January 28, 2005
Seattle Times
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As an indicting work of journalism, it's very entertaining.

Full Review… | January 7, 2005
Boston Globe
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An engaging film, but it's a documentary and nothing more.

Full Review… | December 31, 2004
Washington Post
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