• 1 hr 14 min
  • Documentary
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75

Seattle Post-Intelligencer

By William Arnold
It's a surprisingly happy film, almost completely devoid of bitterness or cynicism.
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67

Austin Chronicle

By Marc Savlov
The barrage of information in Rebels is at times wearying; indeed many of the speakers look somewhat battle-weary, but there's clearly still a holy fire burning deep within their now-hooded eyes.
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63

New York Post

By Jonathan Foreman
Even if this film may irritate some people who remember "the movement" differently, it's nevertheless a fascinating and often moving document of recent history.
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60

TV Guide

By Ken Fox
What Garvy's oral history of the Students for a Democratic Society lacks in clarity and opposing viewpoints it makes up for with fascinating personal reminiscences of a turbulent time.
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50

San Francisco Chronicle

By Edward Guthmann
It rambles, it's repetitive, but once in a while there's a sparkling moment when someone speaks in a way that conjures the fierce passion of the '60s.
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50

Variety

By Ken Eisner
Encapsulates the turbulent times of the Students for a Democratic Society.
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50

The New York Times

By Dana Stevens
(Garvy) has helped advance our understanding of a difficult and exhilarating time.
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40

Village Voice

By Amy Taubin
Garvy has worked hard to weave the interviews into an exciting narrative, but the focus is perhaps too narrow for the film to be as politically effective as it could have been.
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51 out of 100
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