The Weather Underground Reviews

  • Jul 17, 2019

    Every American should watch this... now!!!

    Every American should watch this... now!!!

  • Nov 11, 2016

    A really compelling documentary about the radical offshoot of the SDS responsible for a series of bombings of public buildings and for breaking Timothy Leary out of prison and smuggling him to Algiers. It's a fair assessment of both sides of the issue, interviewing former members of the group as well as the FBI agent who lead the task force that tracked their movements as well as more moderate members of the SDS like Todd Gitlin. Timely viewing since American society seems to be heading back towards a time where extreme political division creates groups like this.

    A really compelling documentary about the radical offshoot of the SDS responsible for a series of bombings of public buildings and for breaking Timothy Leary out of prison and smuggling him to Algiers. It's a fair assessment of both sides of the issue, interviewing former members of the group as well as the FBI agent who lead the task force that tracked their movements as well as more moderate members of the SDS like Todd Gitlin. Timely viewing since American society seems to be heading back towards a time where extreme political division creates groups like this.

  • Jul 17, 2016

    Fascinating story, amazing archival footage, but lacks a bit of depth and detail at times.

    Fascinating story, amazing archival footage, but lacks a bit of depth and detail at times.

  • Aug 17, 2013

    Undeniably gripping documentary about domestic terrorists.

    Undeniably gripping documentary about domestic terrorists.

  • May 20, 2013

    Excellent documentary about the violent Radical Left of the early 1970s. You will likely find some of these people and their actions highly repellant, but it's well worth reviewing what they did and why they did it.

    Excellent documentary about the violent Radical Left of the early 1970s. You will likely find some of these people and their actions highly repellant, but it's well worth reviewing what they did and why they did it.

  • Apr 29, 2013

    Excellent documentary about the violent splinter group which broke off of the Students for a Democratic Society determined to "bring the war home" by bombing government buildings like the Pentagon and Capitol in an effort to stop the Vietnam War. Most fascinating for the contemporary interviews with leaders and members of the group who weigh in with their mature assessments of what they did 20 to 30 years ago.

    Excellent documentary about the violent splinter group which broke off of the Students for a Democratic Society determined to "bring the war home" by bombing government buildings like the Pentagon and Capitol in an effort to stop the Vietnam War. Most fascinating for the contemporary interviews with leaders and members of the group who weigh in with their mature assessments of what they did 20 to 30 years ago.

  • Mar 29, 2013

    Great documentary on a little know subject.

    Great documentary on a little know subject.

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    Daniel D Super Reviewer
    Mar 14, 2013

    This Oscar nominated documentary gives a look into The Weather Underground anti-Vietnam radical group.It interviews members of the group and FBI investigators who were trying to destroy it. This terrorist group included the likes of Bill Ayers, who you might recall Rush Limbaugh speaking of when addressing Obama. This film is not for the close-minded, if you have a strong opinion on the issue you have nothing to gain here. It's really more of a documentary that would be shown in a high school history class, except for the orge tape. It never gave full facts though, just opinions. I didn't learn if the bombs killed someone, or any of the vital information. No one on either side is asked a difficult question, and they just allow the people to blab on.

    This Oscar nominated documentary gives a look into The Weather Underground anti-Vietnam radical group.It interviews members of the group and FBI investigators who were trying to destroy it. This terrorist group included the likes of Bill Ayers, who you might recall Rush Limbaugh speaking of when addressing Obama. This film is not for the close-minded, if you have a strong opinion on the issue you have nothing to gain here. It's really more of a documentary that would be shown in a high school history class, except for the orge tape. It never gave full facts though, just opinions. I didn't learn if the bombs killed someone, or any of the vital information. No one on either side is asked a difficult question, and they just allow the people to blab on.

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    John B Super Reviewer
    Dec 28, 2012

    Another fabulous documentary featuring one of the more radical elements of the '60s protest movement (at least for white America). This is cat and mouse game between the authorities and those driven to change society in desparate ways.

    Another fabulous documentary featuring one of the more radical elements of the '60s protest movement (at least for white America). This is cat and mouse game between the authorities and those driven to change society in desparate ways.

  • Oct 24, 2012

    Film is raw. Must watch!

    Film is raw. Must watch!