The Trial of the Chicago 7

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An actors' showcase enlivened by its topical fact-based story, The Trial of the Chicago 7 plays squarely -- and compellingly -- to Aaron Sorkin's strengths.

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Release date: Oct 16, 2020

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In 1969, seven people were charged by the federal government with conspiracy and more, arising from the protests at the 1968 Democratic National Convention in Chicago.

Cast & Crew

Danny Flaherty
John Froines
Michael Keaton
Ramsey Clark
Frank Langella
Julius Hoffman
John Carroll Lynch
David Dellinger
Noah Robbins
Lee Weiner
Mark Rylance
William Kunstler
Aaron Sorkin
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Jared Underwood
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Slava Vladimirov
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  • "The Trial of the Chicago 7" offers an absorbing primer in a chapter of American history that was both bizarre and ruefully meaningful.

    September 26, 2020 | Rating: 3.5/4 | Full Review…
  • This film is one of those exhilarating instances when Sorkin finds a context in which all of his well-established impulses that can be so annoying elsewhere...

    September 25, 2020 | Full Review…
  • There are such wonderful individual moments and beats in that just watching it as an acting exercise makes it worthwhile.

    September 25, 2020 | Rating: 3/4 | Full Review…
  • The Trial of the Chicago 7 details events that happened more than 50 years ago. The time to look away is never.

    September 25, 2020 | Full Review…
  • The Trial Of The Chicago 7 wants to bottle the revolutionary spirit of its setting-the take-to-the-streets idealism of the '60s-but its snappy montage-glimpses of demonstrations verge on costume-party kitsch.

    September 25, 2020 | Rating: C+ | Full Review…

    A.A. Dowd

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  • It's talky and clumsy, alternating between self-importance and clowning. But it's also not a movie that can be easily shaken off. Partly this is an accident of timing.

    September 25, 2020 | Full Review…

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