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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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

Alex Sharp
Rennie Davis
Jeremy Strong
Jerry Rubin
John Carroll Lynch
David Dellinger
Mark Rylance
William Kunstler
Ben Shenkman
Leonard Weinglass
Frank Langella
Julius Hoffman
Aaron Sorkin
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Jared Underwood
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Slava Vladimirov
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Marc Butan
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Dru Davis
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  • 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 | Full Review…
  • The Trial of the Chicago 7 is a riveting movie...

    October 19, 2020 | Full Review…
  • It represents the sanctification of a time and a people whose spirit Sorkin sees as our salvation.

    October 19, 2020 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…
  • 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 | Full Review…
  • 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 16, 2020 | Full Review…

    Brian Lowry

    CNN.com
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  • "The Trial of the Chicago 7" isn't good, but I'd recommend it anyway.

    October 15, 2020 | Rating: 2.5/4 | Full Review…

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