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Steal This Movie Reviews

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December 8, 2002
Read More | Original Score: 2/5
January 1, 2000
Read More | Original Score: 2/5
December 28, 2010
Abbie Hoffman biopic is unsatisfying.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
January 1, 2000
It had no craziness to it... and...its false sense of piety to its subject ruined the whole point of the film.
Full Review | Original Score: C-
January 1, 2000
The film implies that it's up to something appetizing, but the prevailing vibe is flimsy speechifying.
January 1, 2000
D'Onofrio's blunderbuss performance obliterates whatever wit and charm Hoffman had.
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
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
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
| Original Score: 2/4
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
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
Most of Steal This Movie plays with all the historical verity and cheapo sheen of a made-for-VH1 original.
January 1, 2000
Bruce Graham's screenplay ... reduces any of the issues involved to slogans like, 'The personal is political.'
January 1, 2000
The greater part of [D'Onofrio's] performance comes of as simply hysterical and shrill, an overwrought portrait of a raving lunatic who just happened to be exceedingly principled.
July 24, 2005
Read More | Original Score: 2/5
September 7, 2011
Full Review | Original Score: C+
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.
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