• Released
  • October 16, 1976
  • PG , 1 hr 43 min
  • Documentary
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Harlan County, U.S.A. Synopsis
Barbara Kopple documents Kentucky coal miners facing brutal opposition during a 1973 strike.

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Chicago Sun-Times

By Roger Ebert
The movie is a great American document, but it's also entertaining. (Review of Original Release)
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80

Chicago Reader

By Dave Kehr
Muddled on the issues, but it earned its Oscar as a dramatic, involving story, full of tough and appealing characters. (Review of Original...
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80

Variety

The stars of the film are the men and women of Harlan County, portrayed here not as patronized mountain folks but as human beings. (Review...
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75

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Provides an exquisite representation of the emotion and pride in this microcosm mining community. (Review of Original Release)
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70

Village Voice

By Michael Atkinson
As the miners make clear, workers have no rights in this democracy that they don't fight like dogs for, and the film has no conclusion--the...
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Rated PG
What Parents Need to Know
Common Sense Media says OK for kids 15+ Riveting 1976 docu about striking miners has some violence.
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