• Released
  • June 18, 2004
  • NR
  • Documentary
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Howard Zinn: You Can't Be Neutral on a Moving Train Synopsis
Filmmakers Deb Ellis and Denis Mueller examine the life of the historian and activist.
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Christian Science Monitor

By David Sterritt
Thoughtful, exciting, moving.
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88

Philadelphia Inquirer

By Steven Rea
A thinker and an educator, Zinn has led a life of commitment and compassion, and the film offers a loving tribute.
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75

New York Post

By Lou Lumenick
It's a far more effective leftist argument than the bombastic "Fahrenheit 9/11."
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75

San Francisco Chronicle

By Jonathan Curiel
With this film, we see the Zinn who has changed thousands of lives with his work.
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75

Boston Globe

By Wesley Morris
The ideas are generous and inclusive rather than divisive: Zinn wants history to be seen and to be experienced from every possible...
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70

L.A. Weekly

By Ernest Hardy
This illuminating, often rousing film fits snugly alongside the various anti-Bush/corporate/globalization documentaries that continue to...
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70

TV Guide

By Ken Fox
It's an excellent introduction to a man whose thoughts on war, peace and dissent have become increasingly influential in ever more...
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70

Los Angeles Times

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The film is especially strong in its second half, which is dominated by contemporary footage of Zinn.
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63

New York Daily News

By Elizabeth Weitzman
It's the subject himself, still brimming with passion in his 80s, who provides the most inspiring moments.
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50

The Hollywood Reporter

By Frank Scheck
This documentary about Howard Zinn provides an effective if not necessarily comprehensive or objective portrait of the esteemed historian...
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Rated NR