Sacco and Vanzetti (Sacco e Vanzetti)
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Sacco and Vanzetti (Sacco e Vanzetti)
One of the most notorious American judicial cases of the 20th century is paced and photographed like a spaghetti Western in the Italian Sacco and Vanzetti. There is no denying that Nicola Sacco (Riccardo Cucciolla) and Bartolomeo Vanzetti (Gian Maria Volontè) were anarchists. But it is highly doubtful that Sacco and Vanzetti were guilty of murder. However, their trial took place at the height of the 1920s "Red Scare," so there was little opportunity for the two men to receive fair treatment. Despite worldwide protests from politicians, intellectuals, and "average Joes,"… More
Rotten Tomatoes Score: 40%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"... the 81-minute film contains a surprising amount of information about the two Italian-born immigrants who were tried, convicted and executed in Boston amid accusations of grave injustice."
‑ Kevin Crust, Los Angeles Times
"The trial was an insult to justice, but this 1971 film -- an Italian-U.S. production -- is an insult to the viewer's intelligence, as heavy-handed and phony as any of the right-wing propaganda of the 50s."
‑ Dave Kehr, Chicago Reader
"... an Italian film that elects to play on our best prejudices rather than make a reasonable or eloquent plea for truth."
‑ Vincent Canby, New York Times
"... one of the best."
‑ Roger Ebert, Chicago Sun-Times
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