William Kunstler: Disturbing the Universe Synopsis
The daughters of the late civil-rights lawyer and activist recall his controversial career.
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San Francisco Chronicle

Both a memoir and a history lesson, the film looks back on their late father - a crusading civil rights lawyer who later defended a host of...
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90

Los Angeles Times

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Terrific archival footage from a range of seminal civil rights events, as well as affecting narration written by Sarah Kunstler and spoken...
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83

Entertainment Weekly

By Owen Gleiberman
His pluck and chutzpah shine through.
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75

Boston Globe

By Wesley Morris
This engrossing and provocative documentary is also about a tragic kind of liberal guilt.
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75

Philadelphia Inquirer

By Steven Rea
It's a view filtered through a prism of memory and emotion, but one well worth investigating.
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75

New York Post

By Kyle Smith
It is said that everyone either loved or hated radical defense lawyer William Kunstler. A documentary by his daughters asks, "Why choose...
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75

St. Louis Post-Dispatch

By Joe Williams
Ultimately, William Kunstler: Disturbing the Universe is a defense, not a prosecution, and the principal witness remains a shining star.
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70

The Hollywood Reporter

By James Greenberg
Compelling portrait of famed radical lawyer by his daughters.
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40

New York Daily News

By Joe Neumaier
This doc, made by Kunstler's daughters Emily and Sarah, doesn't pretend to be unbiased, but it nonetheless has an unblinking view of its...
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40

Time Out New York

By Keith Uhlich
The film slowly loses the sobering toughness of its initial inquiry, and finally comes off as bloodline-biased hagiography.
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Story Of A True DARKKNIGHT...

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3minute interview made into naptime...

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