Chicago 10 Reviews

June 18, 2008
The raw, gritty, real stock footage just doesn't match with the spoof-like quality of the animated trial.
March 14, 2008
History is on the side of the protesters, who were right to shout about government corruption and the Vietnam War, so a contemporary film needs to more than just take their side.
March 14, 2008
Given the filmmaker's privileged perspective of hindsight, to notconsider the real-world repercussions of their theater, to not connect the dots between 1968 and 2008 is a squandered opportunity.
March 1, 2008
Morgen's film suffers from two fatal flaws: prosaic story-telling and political naivete.
February 29, 2008
A cacophony of sights and sounds and a disjointed narrative dilute the message.
February 29, 2008
In the end, the truest thing that can be said for Chicago 10 is that, though Morgen did just about everything he could to make his movie unwatchable, the story was interesting enough to fight him to a draw.
February 29, 2008
In eschewing the use of a narrator or talking heads, Morgen leaves out too much crucial information.
February 29, 2008
Creaky and overinstructive.
February 29, 2008
Chicago 10, Brett Morgen's semi-animated, semi-documentary attempt to make the '60s cool for a new generation of kids, does the opposite.
February 28, 2008
The first sign that somebody will be wholly unable to effectively communicate with kids today is when they refer to them as "kids today."
February 28, 2008
Virulently biased (not one opponent of the 10 is interviewed), the film is ruined by presenting the trial via cartoons. I kept expecting Judge Hoffman to say, "Eh, What's up doc?"
February 28, 2008
Lacks even the confidence to let speak for themselves the images of police and national guardsmen clubbing unarmed American demonstrators.
February 28, 2008
Should probably have more depth after four decades of reflection.
February 27, 2008
However authentically chaotic, Chicago 10 is insufficiently frenzied. For all its shock value, the trial was not the only game in town.
January 25, 2007
Brett Morgen's tiresome recreation of a watershed 1960s political trial shoots at fish in a barrel -- and misses.
January 19, 2007
His political heart is in the right place but Brett Morgen can't connect the '60s anti-war movement to the political counter-culture from which it sprung.