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Sacco and Vanzetti Reviews

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March 22, 2007
rather too glib
| Original Score: 3/5
November 24, 2011
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
March 31, 2007
Full Review | Original Score: 2/6
April 2, 2007
A knee-jerk take that may touch many hearts but does not feed or satisfy the mind.
July 14, 2007
Surprisingly, this is the first nonfiction film to tackle the subject and Miller manages to find the parallels to contemporary times without being too pedantic or heavy-handed.
Full Review | Original Score: B-
March 28, 2007
An informative expose' for those na´ve enough not to know that the criminal justice system has always been stacked in favor of the rich, the white, and the well-connected.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
April 26, 2009
A long-held cause celebre for leftists the world over, the story of immigrant activists Sacco & Vanzetti is told in Peter Miller's rote documentary as a reference point for the way immigrants are still mistreated in America.
Full Review | Original Score: B
January 11, 2007
Even those of us familiar with the case will find fresh insights into a crime and punishment that is, still, wrought with controversy.
Full Review | Original Score: b+
January 14, 2007
...Miller uses the eighty year old case as a warning relevant to post 9/11 hatred and racial profiling today.
Full Review | Original Score: B+
March 25, 2007
The measured tone, though understatedly indignant regarding the miscarriage of justice, will likely draw viewers into the conversation.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
March 29, 2007
[Director Peter Miller] shrewdly exposes the monolithic, class-driven legal machinery that sent a pair of innocent, hard-working immigrants to the chair.
Read More | Original Score: 3/4
March 29, 2007
Only 81 minutes long, Sacco and Vanzetti is packed with information.
March 30, 2007
Miller's film shows how quickly Americans facing perceived foreign threats are willing to ignore basic liberties. Sound familiar?
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
May 17, 2007
Nicola Sacco, Bartolomeo Vanzetti, and the incredible firestorm of outrage generated by their criminal trials have been largely neglected in recent years, but Peter Miller's absolutely engrossing documentary Sacco and Vanzetti brings it all back.
Read More | Original Score: 3/4
March 30, 2007
[Pic] does a superb job of condensing an overwhelming mass of documentation, archival imagery and artistic representation into a concise yet passionate history lesson whose relevance could not be timelier.
March 29, 2007
An excellent, disturbing documentary.
Read More | Original Score: 5/5
April 2, 2007
The meat-and-potatoes style of Sacco and Vanzetti seems less a failure of imagination than a means of putting in the foreground its intriguing subject matter.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
March 19, 2007
The documentary is a very dry accumulation of information, but the case of Sacco and Vanzetti haunts us to this day when immigrants continue to be scapegoated by our nation's politicos.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
March 30, 2007
Miller, a New Yorker, uses archival footage, dramatized readings and talking heads, including Sacco's niece and a neighbor of Vanzetti's, to get his point across.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
August 21, 2006
Probing documentary on martyred leftists, with lessons for today.
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