• 1 hr 14 min
  • Documentary
Rebels With a Cause Synopsis
Activists band together to protect coastlines, farmlands and open spaces from urban development.

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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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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