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The U.S. vs. John Lennon Reviews

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November 20, 2008
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
August 7, 2008
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
July 10, 2007
A powerful statement about how in a country of "democracy," the peace keepers are deemed the most dangerous to civilization...
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
June 21, 2007
An excellent documentary in charting how celebrities can use their public status for good, especially if they have the guts to turn their backs on what made them famous for a greater good.
June 21, 2007
The breadth of interviews was quite good, and the film goes to great pains to situate Lennon within the wider political framework of the day. Everyone from G. Gordon Liddy to Geraldo are trotted out to either decry or justify the treatment that the Nixon
Full Review | Original Score: B+
June 7, 2007
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Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
May 25, 2007
It's as gripping as any thriller and as moving as any drama with the added fascination of the unfathomable relationship between John and Yoko.
January 31, 2007
Um belíssimo documentário que nos faz lembrar de que, por ter existido, John Lennon fez deste um mundo melhor.
| Original Score: 5/5
January 25, 2007
An entertaining, lightweight (sometimes too much so) documentary about Lennon's deportation case
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
December 13, 2006
...though I was familiar with the songs, I never really understood the message. I do now.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
November 24, 2006
By the time The U.S. vs. John Lennon is done, the filmmakers have reinforced the sense that pop music once produced prophets, as well as profits.
Read More | Original Score: 4/5
November 24, 2006
Lennon's spirit, like his music, shines through this movie like a beacon.
Read More | Original Score: 3/4
November 10, 2006
An engaging and informative film about the period in the life of the former Beatle during which he emerged as a political activist and, consequently, a thorn in the side of the Nixon administration.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
November 9, 2006
Looking back, the Nixon administration's muddling seems almost comically inept, except that, much like today, the costs are so unspeakably high.
November 9, 2006
The film draws upon news footage, old song recordings and interviews with his friends to craft a portrait in immense, rewarding detail.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
November 1, 2006
It serves as a primer for what Lennon was and what he believed and what he did.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
October 25, 2006
It's well worth taking a look at how a fascist-like government operates in America.
Full Review | Original Score: B
October 15, 2006
In any case, evidence of Lennon's weaknesses, as an artist or a human being, in no way undermines the value of his work, nor the argument against bureaucrats fighting secretly against him.
October 13, 2006
The movie features a wide array of interview subjects - but, thankfully, the most passionate voice is Lennon's.
Read More | Original Score: 3/4
October 13, 2006
The film is not completely satisfying, though it's probably required viewing for anyone who considers himself a fan of the man and his music.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
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