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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as Abbie Hoffman
as Jerry Rubin
as David Dellinger
as William Kunstler
as Bobby Seale
as Thomas Foran
as Judge Julius Hoffman
as Leonard Weinglass
as Unidentified Yippie
as Richard Schultz
as Paul Krassner
as Robert Pierson
as Norman Mailer
as Reporter 6
as Robert Murray
as Anita Hoffman
as Lee Weiner
as Barbara Callender
as Reporter 1
as Reporter 5
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Critic Reviews for Chicago 10
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.
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.'
A vibrant, unconventional documentary about the conspiracy trial of the so-called inciters of the riots that occurred during the 1968 Democratic National Convention.
It may be most effective for audiences who do need a spoonful of sugar to make the historical medicine go down.
Audience Reviews for Chicago 10
Entertaining and informative, but lacking depth
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.
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.
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