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The U.S. vs. John Lennon Reviews

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Felix Vasquez Jr.
Cinema Crazed

A powerful statement about how in a country of "democracy," the peace keepers are deemed the most dangerous to civilization...

Full Review Source: Cinema Crazed | Original Score: 4/4

July 10, 2007
Ryan Cracknell
Calgary Movies

An excellent documentary in charting how celebrities can use their public status for good, especially if they have the guts to turn their backs on what made them famous for a greater good.

Full Review Source: Calgary Movies

June 21, 2007
Jason Gorber
Film Scouts

The breadth of interviews was quite good, and the film goes to great pains to situate Lennon within the wider political framework of the day. Everyone from G. Gordon Liddy to Geraldo are trotted out to either decry or justify the treatment that the Nixon

Full Review Source: Film Scouts | Original Score: B+

June 21, 2007
Joseph Proimakis
Movies for the Masses

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Full Review Source: Movies for the Masses | Original Score: 2.5/5

June 7, 2007
Urban Cinefile Critics
Urban Cinefile

It's as gripping as any thriller and as moving as any drama with the added fascination of the unfathomable relationship between John and Yoko.

Full Review Source: Urban Cinefile

May 25, 2007
Pablo Villaca
Cinema em Cena

Um belíssimo documentário que nos faz lembrar de que, por ter existido, John Lennon fez deste um mundo melhor.

| Original Score: 5/5

January 31, 2007
Marty Mapes
Movie Habit

An entertaining, lightweight (sometimes too much so) documentary about Lennon's deportation case

Full Review Source: Movie Habit | Original Score: 2.5/4

January 25, 2007

If anything this film proves that song can have more impact than a little toe tapping and tub-thumping.

Full Review Source: BBC | Original Score: 3/5

December 30, 2006
Michael A. Smith
Nolan's Pop Culture Review

...though I was familiar with the songs, I never really understood the message. I do now.

Full Review Source: Nolan's Pop Culture Review | Original Score: 4/4

December 13, 2006
Damon Wise
Empire Magazine

What promises to be a provocative account of the late Beatle's involvement with the American underground delivers precious little in this Yoko-approved documentary.

Full Review Source: Empire Magazine | Original Score: 2/5

November 29, 2006
Roger Moore
Orlando Sentinel
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By the time The U.S. vs. John Lennon is done, the filmmakers have reinforced the sense that pop music once produced prophets, as well as profits.

Full Review Source: Orlando Sentinel | Original Score: 4/5

November 24, 2006
Peter Travers
Rolling Stone
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Lennon's spirit, like his music, shines through this movie like a beacon.

| Original Score: 3/4

November 24, 2006
Matt Brunson
Creative Loafing

An engaging and informative film about the period in the life of the former Beatle during which he emerged as a political activist and, consequently, a thorn in the side of the Nixon administration.

Full Review Source: Creative Loafing | Original Score: 3/4

November 10, 2006
Cynthia Fuchs

Looking back, the Nixon administration's muddling seems almost comically inept, except that, much like today, the costs are so unspeakably high.

Full Review Source: PopMatters

November 9, 2006
Phil Villarreal
Arizona Daily Star

The film draws upon news footage, old song recordings and interviews with his friends to craft a portrait in immense, rewarding detail.

Full Review Source: Arizona Daily Star | Original Score: 3/4

November 9, 2006
Ken Hanke
Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)

It serves as a primer for what Lennon was and what he believed and what he did.

Full Review Source: Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC) | Original Score: 4/5

November 1, 2006
David Jenkins
Time Out
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The film paints with swaggeringly broad strokes, the basic thesis being Lennon = good, government = bad.

Full Review Source: Time Out

October 28, 2006
Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews

It's well worth taking a look at how a fascist-like government operates in America.

Full Review Source: Ozus' World Movie Reviews | Original Score: B

October 25, 2006
Sean Means
Salt Lake Tribune

The movie features a wide array of interview subjects - but, thankfully, the most passionate voice is Lennon's.

| Original Score: 3/4

October 13, 2006
Jeff Vice
Deseret News, Salt Lake City

The film is not completely satisfying, though it's probably required viewing for anyone who considers himself a fan of the man and his music.

Full Review Source: Deseret News, Salt Lake City | Original Score: 2.5/4

October 13, 2006
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