This Revolution (2006)

This Revolution



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Movie Info

Filmmaker and activist Stephen Marshall, creator of the video news magazine Channel Zero and founder of Guerilla News Network, blends fiction with reality in this feature, shot in part during the 2004 Republican National Convention. Jake (Nathan Crooker) is a television news cameraman who has returned to the United States after a long assignment covering the war in Iraq. Jake is looking for work, but he doesn't always play ball with upper-level network heads, much to the annoyance of his … More

Rating: R (Pervasive Language)
Genre: Mystery & Suspense, Drama
Directed By:
Written By: Stephen Marshall
In Theaters:
On DVD: Jan 2, 2007


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Critic Reviews for This Revolution

All Critics (11) | Top Critics (6)

The fusion of fiction and independent journalism adds to the complexity of a story that exposes the 'news' as a narrative cowritten by the government and the TV networks.

Full Review… | August 20, 2005
Chicago Reader
Top Critic

Stephen Marshall's admirable but unfocused new film is set in New York City during the 2004 Republican National Convention.

Full Review… | June 29, 2005
New York Times
Top Critic

Marshall says he was inspired by the Haskell Wexler cult classic Medium Cool, filmed at the infamous 1968 Democratic convention in Chicago. He has a lot to learn before he'll be anywhere near Wexler.

June 29, 2005
New York Post
Top Critic

As any revolutionary knows, there's a big leap between theory and practice, and that leap proves too much for tyro helmer Stephen Marshall's This Revolution.

Full Review… | June 28, 2005
Top Critic

It's the kind of engaged, political filmmaking that is rarely seen today, and it's a welcome and powerful addition to the canon.

June 28, 2005
Hollywood Reporter
Top Critic

Director Stephen Marshall is more activist than film theorist, prone to editorializing ('I'm certainly not going to sacrifice profits,' one journalist character sneers) without the equivalent of Wexler's formal rigor.

Full Review… | June 28, 2005
Village Voice
Top Critic

Audience Reviews for This Revolution


Yinalí Ríos

Super Reviewer

I found this film to be provocative and thought-provoking despite some radical conspiracy theories prevalent in the film. It is mainly set during the Republican National Convention in NY. It's definitely not cinematographically stunning, but the lack of finesse allows for a realness of the film. In fact, some of the scenes were taken of actual events that occured; including Rosario Dawson's arrest. A strong movie with strong views.

nefnie lee

Super Reviewer

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