Chicago 10
Chicago 10 (2008)

The Kid Stays in the Picture director Brett Morgen turns his unique eye toward the infamous 1968 Democratic National Convention in this 2006 documentary. Using a star-studded voice cast along with a blend of archival footage and animation,… More

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Rated: R
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Release Date: August 26, 2008
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Critic Score: 81% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: Brett Morgan's half-animated, half-documentary film is an arresting, sometimes visionary portrait of the historic and chaotic trial.

Roger Moore
Orlando Sentinel

Chicago 10 is that nearly perfect marriage of style -- edgy, different -- to documentary subject: 1968, that seminal year so celebrated in 2008 for changing the America that came after it.

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Jeff Shannon
Seattle Times

If nothing else, it's a welcomed alternative to the more straightforward and serious film that Spielberg is likely to deliver.

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Kelly Vance
East Bay Express

Chicago 10 is definitely worth a look for skeptics young and old.

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Harper Baines
St. Louis Post-Dispatch

Makes skillful use of documentary footage to relate what happened in the streets of Chicago, culminating in what was routinely described at the time as 'a police riot.'

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Carrie Rickey
Philadelphia Inquirer

Given the filmmaker's privileged perspective of hindsight, to notconsider the real-world repercussions of their theater, to not connect the dots between 1968 and 2008 is a squandered opportunity.

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Ian Buckwalter
DCist

It may be most effective for audiences who do need a spoonful of sugar to make the historical medicine go down.

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Lisa Kennedy
Denver Post

A vibrant, unconventional documentary about the conspiracy trial of the so-called inciters of the riots that occurred during the 1968 Democratic National Convention.

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Colin Covert
Minneapolis Star Tribune

If you accept the premise that it's a multimedia happening rather than a history lesson, the half-documentary, half-cartoon Chicago 10 is a smash of a mash-up. Call it 1968, the Remix.

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Nora Lee Mandel
Film-Forward.com

Revisits 1968 as a court room drama, through a fresh cinematic look to avoid period clichés while broadening history's appeal to both boomers and their children.

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Flixster Audience Score: 77% Flixster User Reviews
Ken Stachnik
Entertaining and informative, but lacking depth
MJS MJS
This is a documentary about the protest at the 1968 Democratic convention and the trial that followed. This is an important story worth telling, and the actual… More
William Goss
Animated trial segments with celebrity voice actors distract from more gripping news footage about those who protested a government which denied its citizens… More
Jason Reneau
Chicago 10 delves into the chaotic world of the 1960's where the 1968 Democratic National Convention was the setting for one of the darkest times in… More
matt sigur
I turned this documentary off. How could you fuck this up? Seriously. I tell you how. You mix terrible animation with Rage Against the Machine playing the first… More