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December 28, 2010
Abbie Hoffman biopic is unsatisfying.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
May 30, 2003
Very entertaining film based on a true story. Well worth stealing!
| Original Score: 4/5
January 1, 2000
Likable but muddled.
Read More | Original Score: 3/5
January 1, 2000
Information enters the screen from too many directions ...This is distracting at first, but the movie smooths out and finds its rhythm, and the closing passages are quite moving.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
January 1, 2000
For those who regarded Hoffman as the Bugs Bunny of radicalized Amerika, he wasn't the person played by Vincent D'Onofrio in Steal This Movie, good intentions notwithstanding.
January 1, 2000
While you may be inspired to get off your lazy ass and change the world, you'll still be left wondering who the real Abbie Hoffman was.
January 1, 2000
An uneven but fairly satisfying survey of Abbie's later life.
Full Review | Original Score: B
January 1, 2000
Seems to be caught between preaching to the converted and reinventing a complex real-life individual without fully exploring that person's humor, complexity and contradictions.
January 1, 2000
A committed cast but an awkward script and no budget for production niceties.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
January 1, 2000
The film implies that it's up to something appetizing, but the prevailing vibe is flimsy speechifying.
January 1, 2000
What's missing is any sense of who Abbie Hoffman actually was.
Read More | Original Score: 1.5/4
January 1, 2000
Deserves to be seen by a large audience for bringing the man's [Abbie Hoffman] endeavors to glorious life.
Full Review | Original Score: 8/10
January 1, 2000
The movie does a marvelous job of authentically capturing the look and mood of the period.
Full Review | Original Score: 8/10
January 1, 2000
It's not a brilliant film, but worthy of seeing.
January 1, 2000
It's worth seeing just for D'Onofrio's performance, but wait 'till it comes out on cable or video.
January 1, 2000
In his attempt to capture Abbie, D'Onofrio ends up with an accent that not only doesn't sound like the way Abbie spoke, but in fact doesn't sound like the way anybody ever spoke.
January 1, 2000
D'Onofrio's blunderbuss performance obliterates whatever wit and charm Hoffman had.
January 1, 2000
Steal This Movie puts a fresh spin on the late '60s.
January 1, 2000
There might have been a better, more involving method of telling Hoffman's story, but it is expressed with a firm sense of commitment to accuracy and authenticity.
January 1, 2000
Most of Steal This Movie plays with all the historical verity and cheapo sheen of a made-for-VH1 original.
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