Chicago 10 Reviews

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November 17, 2011
July 17, 2008
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.
April 4, 2008
A documentary that somehow manages to capture the anarchic spirit of those topsy-turvy times without devolving into anarchy itself.
April 4, 2008
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.'
April 4, 2008
A vibrant, unconventional documentary about the conspiracy trial of the so-called inciters of the riots that occurred during the 1968 Democratic National Convention.
March 14, 2008
The material is incredibly compelling -- though trust me, it was even more compelling (and scary) as it was happening.
March 14, 2008
If nothing else, it's a welcomed alternative to the more straightforward and serious film that Spielberg is likely to deliver.
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 3, 2008
It's a fresh and important new take on one of the most tumultuous periods in American history.
February 29, 2008
As a peace-loving liberal, cross-examining Morgen's rousing, worthy, but slanted film is as fun as kicking yourself in the shins (or watching Clinton tear into Obama)
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
A provocative reflection of its rule-breaking subjects, Brett Morgen's political documentary re-examines the past while drawing unmissable parallels to the present.
February 29, 2008
The director wants to bring recent history to life for people who weren't around to witness it, and in that he succeeds pretty admirably.
February 29, 2008
Worth seeing for the expert archival selections, but a decidedly mixed bag for anyone familiar, or unfamiliar, with the times.
February 29, 2008
The movie dazzles us into self-examination.
February 29, 2008
An electrifying picture.
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 29, 2008
As an activist documentary with a contemporary agenda, it doesn't pretend to be "objective" (whatever that means), but to find inspiration in the passion and irreverence of its heroes.
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