88

Boston Globe

By Ty Burr
The result is Grade-A agitpop, a mixture of archival footage and cheeky, creative animated reconstruction that's funny and frightening in equal measure.
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75

TV Guide

By Maitland McDonagh
The defendants – especially Hoffman and Rubin – baited elderly Judge Julius J. Hoffman, who never failed to take the bait; Seale was so obstreperous that Hoffman had him gagged and bound to a chair, another indelible image.
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75

Chicago Tribune

Morgen’s best achievement is the news footage, more detailed looks at events outside the Conrad Hilton Hotel and in Chicago parks than you typically see on TV rehashes.
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75

New York Daily News

By Elizabeth Weitzman
A provocative reflection of its rule-breaking subjects, Brett Morgen's political documentary re-examines the past while drawing unmissable parallels to the present.
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75

Entertainment Weekly

By Owen Gleiberman
Chicago 10 is well worth seeing, if only because a good half of the film is devoted to extraordinary footage of the four days of rage that spawned the trial.
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63

Premiere

By Glenn Kenny
The courtroom scenes are the animated ones…and said animation looks rather cruder than your average PS3 game.
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50

San Francisco Chronicle

By Mick LaSalle
The movie's effectiveness is distorted by its hero-worship of the Chicago defendants.
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50

Philadelphia Inquirer

By Carrie Rickey
Given the filmmaker's privileged perspective of hindsight, to not consider the real-world repercussions of their theater, to not connect the dots between 1968 and 2008 is a squandered opportunity.
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50

USA Today

By Claudia Puig
An ambitious and occasionally illuminating hybrid documentary. But a cacophony of sights and sounds and a disjointed narrative dilute the message.
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50

New York Post

By Lou Lumenick
Chicago 10 has interesting moments, but basically it's a teaser for Steven Spielberg's upcoming feature on the trial.
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69 out of 100
Generally favorable reviews
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