The Weather Underground Reviews

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August 14, 2007
October 31, 2003
If names such as Bernadine Dohrn, Bill Ayers, Mark Rudd, Naomi Jaffe and Brian Flanagan mean nothing to you, you'll definitely want to see the thought-provoking documentary, The Weather Underground.
October 31, 2003
The Weather Underground leaves the viewer with many questions. To the filmmakers' credit, most of them are the right and urgent ones to ask.
October 24, 2003
Directors Sam Green and Bill Siegel expertly limn the forces that gave rise to Weatherman and clearly sympathize with the group's motivations. At the same time, they don't stint on Weatherman's follies.
October 17, 2003
Whose side the documentarians are on is never clear -- in a muddy rather than an ambiguous way. Did anyone die from the Weathermen's bombings? We don't find out here.
September 25, 2003
An eye-opening look at idealism taken to extremes during one of the most turbulent periods of American history.
September 18, 2003
A remarkable journey.
September 4, 2003
What's forceful about The Weather Underground is how effectively the filmmakers convey the violent zeitgeist of those years.
August 28, 2003
A compelling piece of work that turns out to have unexpected relevance to the current world situation.
August 27, 2003
Green and Siegel have done an extraordinary job of bottling a pivotal moment in American history -- the feel and the frenzy of it -- then uncorking it so that the audience experiences both the rush and the horror of violent political action.
August 22, 2003
Essential viewing for anyone who wants to know the roots -- and perils -- of modern political dissent.
August 15, 2003
A fascinating window into American political history.
August 15, 2003
A smart, absorbing, often exhilarating documentary.
August 1, 2003
The Weather Underground chronicles those early days of idealism, and their transition into a period when American society seemed for an instant on the point of revolution.
July 31, 2003
What it needs is more context, social and psychological.
July 29, 2003
A powerful and searching documentary.
July 25, 2003
Powerful and surprisingly timely.
June 5, 2003
This terrifically smart and solid piece of filmmaking lets the former Weathermen, now in their 50's and older, speak into the camera and reveal a bit of their personal histories as well as what the peace movement meant to them.
June 5, 2003
Filmmakers Sam Green and Bill Siegel tend to shy from tough questions, allowing their subjects to wax nostalgic about bomb-throwing as yet another youthful folly of the '70s.
June 3, 2003
Sam Green and Bill Siegel's often gripping documentary manages to evoke the particular quality and extent of the madness that possessed many Americans during the course of the longest foreign war in the nation's history.
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