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      The Trial of the Chicago 7

      R Released Oct 16, 2020 2h 9m History Drama TRAILER for The Trial of the Chicago 7: Trailer 1 List The Trial of the Chicago 7: Trailer 1 The Trial of the Chicago 7: Trailer 1 2:46 The Trial of the Chicago 7: Teaser Trailer The Trial of the Chicago 7: Teaser Trailer 1:25 View more videos
      89% Tomatometer 345 Reviews 90% Audience Score 2,500+ Ratings 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. Read More Read Less Watch on Netflix Stream Now

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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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      Matthew Rozsa Salon.com The Trial of the Chicago 7 might be the ultimate movie about how to fight the far right -- an artistic testament to pragmatism and a cry of rage in the era of Donald Trump and Derek Chauvin. Rated: 3/4 Apr 26, 2021 Full Review David Sims The Atlantic By the end, I had given myself over to the Hollywood veneer. Chicago 7 is a particularly shiny rendering of history, but Sorkin wisely places the focus on America's failings, even as he celebrates the people striving to fix them. Dec 3, 2020 Full Review Tasha Robinson Polygon As with all things Sorkin, it takes liberties with the truth - this is not a film to watch in place of reading up on the history - but it's a damn good supplement for that history, and taken as a comment on our modern justice system. Dec 1, 2020 Full Review Ryan McQuade InSession Film The Trial of the Chicago 7 is Aaron Sorkin at his finest, and I hope the next project he does has as much passion and heart in it as this does. Rated: A- Apr 4, 2024 Full Review Amy Smith InSession Film With such a compelling story and quick, sharp editing to match the screenplay, this is a worthy film for my top ten of the year. Mar 1, 2024 Full Review Jillian Chilingerian Offscreen With Jillian Mark Rylance proves to us why that surprise Oscar win was well deserved Aug 30, 2023 Full Review Read all reviews

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      KateB Spectacularly fine reminder of the pernicious use of the courts to punish dissent. Rated 5 out of 5 stars 04/27/21 Full Review Jon N Did not know the story but so enjoyed learning about the topic. Movie was funny and moving. Rated 5 out of 5 stars 04/21/21 Full Review Theodore Good acting, good script, worth seeing. Rated 4 out of 5 stars 04/13/21 Full Review Eric E Great movie. I remember these events. I even saw Rubin and Hoffman at a Phil Och's concert in the sixties. Ironic and sad that Ramsey Clark died on the day we saw the movie. Rated 5 out of 5 stars 04/12/21 Full Review Sandy Loved the action and the acting. And whether the actual words of the real people involved or only part of the script, some of it was really good Rated 4 out of 5 stars 03/22/21 Full Review Judy The movie, Chicago 7, is a very engaging drama based on true events. The stock footage really added to the credibility of the story. You really had to be paying attention as the movie moved along at a rapid fire pace, Aaron Sorkin signature style. Well worth seeing the story is relevant to the events happening today. Rated 4.5 out of 5 stars 03/22/21 Full Review Read all reviews
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      Synopsis 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.
      Director
      Aaron Sorkin
      Producer
      Stuart M. Besser, Matt Jackson, Tyler Thompson, Marc Platt
      Screenwriter
      Aaron Sorkin
      Distributor
      Netflix
      Production Co
      MadRiver Pictures, ShivHans Pictures, CAA Media Finance, Marc Platt Productions, Reliance Entertainment, Amblin Entertainment, Paramount Pictures, DreamWorks, Cross Creek Pictures, Rocket Science, Double Infinity Productions
      Rating
      R (Drug Use|Bloody Images|Language Throughout|Some Violence)
      Genre
      History, Drama
      Original Language
      English
      Release Date (Theaters)
      Oct 16, 2020, Limited
      Release Date (Streaming)
      Oct 16, 2020
      Runtime
      2h 9m
      Sound Mix
      Dolby Digital
      Aspect Ratio
      Scope (2.35:1)
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