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Sacco and Vanzetti Reviews

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Wesley Morris
Boston Globe
November 24, 2011
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
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Owen Gleiberman
Entertainment Weekly
September 7, 2011
Full Review | Original Score: A
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Michael Wilmington
Chicago Tribune
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.
| Original Score: 3/4
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Matt Zoller Seitz
New York Times
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
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David Fear
Time Out
March 31, 2007
Full Review | Original Score: 2/6
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V.A. Musetto
New York Post
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
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Jack Mathews
New York Daily News
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
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Ronnie Scheib
Variety
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.
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Entertainment Weekly
March 30, 2007
Full Review | Original Score: A
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J. Hoberman
Village Voice
March 29, 2007
Only 81 minutes long, Sacco and Vanzetti is packed with information.
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Jan Stuart
Newsday
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.
| Original Score: 3/4
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Andrew O'Hehir
Salon.com
March 22, 2007
A bit pedantic, but thorough and interesting throughout, a must for history buffs.