The Trial of the Chicago 7 Reviews

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October 23, 2020
The film is not meant to be a documentary, though, and naturally takes creative license, keeping the essence of the real life events...
October 23, 2020
The Trial of the Chicago 7 feels outright outlandish at times; more than unrealistic, it can feel as far afield from history as an episode of the Twilight Zone.
October 21, 2020
The writing was a bit grandiose and self-important, a tendency that the movie's writer-director, Aaron Sorkin, has turned into a style. But he structured the late 1960s story strategically, even if he decided not to worry about historical accuracy.
October 21, 2020
By reshaping this charged moment culled from somewhat recent American history in his own image, Sorkin has made The Trial of the Chicago 7 about something else entirely: himself.
October 19, 2020
It may be messy, but it's fleet-footed and it means well, and in the way of any good caper flick it extols the virtue of breaking the law for all the right reasons, come what may.
October 19, 2020
The Trial of the Chicago 7 is a riveting movie...
October 19, 2020
It represents the sanctification of a time and a people whose spirit Sorkin sees as our salvation.
October 16, 2020
Sorkin's film is sometimes eloquent, and sustained for the most part by his flair for hyperverbal entertainment. Yet it also diminishes its aura of authenticity with dubious inventions, and muddles its impact by taking on more history than it can handle.
October 16, 2020
To paraphrase Bob Dylan, the times are indeed a-changin', but Sorkin's brand of sharp writing about politics, media, and culture hasn't gone out of style.
October 15, 2020
"The Trial of the Chicago 7" isn't good, but I'd recommend it anyway.
October 15, 2020
In his screenplay, Sorkin does a masterful job of picking through months of testimony to find significant exchanges that speak a universal language about the corruption of power and the desire to silence opposition voices.
October 15, 2020
Sorkin, who's unmatched in his ability to write debates and speeches, manages to freshen up those old benches, robes and gavels.
October 15, 2020
It has all the moral force of someone who spends their days writing sarcastic replies to Trump's tweets, all the while he tears down democracy piece by piece.
October 15, 2020
A compelling re-creation of a notorious trial that galvanized and even defined the 1960s.
October 15, 2020
A smart, angry movie.
October 14, 2020
Barn-burning speeches are a lot more rousing when the barn in question is rotted enough to require immediate burning to the ground.
October 12, 2020
Sorkin's talent, distinct and unmistakable, drops a pearl into every exchange.
October 8, 2020
When it clicks, it's gangbusters, with Sorkin's signature rat-a-tat dialogue bouncing between the actors like a pinball.
October 4, 2020
Sacha Baron Cohen steals the show in Aaron Sorkin's mostly entertaining, occasionally cheesy, totally timely take on a notorious US trial.
October 3, 2020
[T]he compassionate, optimistic and indeed counterintuitive ending feels like the aspirational balm that we need right now.
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