Sacco and Vanzetti (Sacco e Vanzetti)
Sacco and Vanzetti (Sacco e Vanzetti) (1971)

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… More

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Rated: PG
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Release Date: March 16, 1971
DVD Release Date: February 22, 2000
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Critic Score: 40% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Kevin Crust
Los Angeles Times

... 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.

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Dave Kehr
Chicago Reader

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.

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Vincent Canby
New York Times

... an Italian film that elects to play on our best prejudices rather than make a reasonable or eloquent plea for truth.

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Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times

... one of the best.

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Flixster Audience Score: 90% Flixster User Reviews
Cameron Johnson
"Here's to you, Nicola and Bart, rest forever in our hearts; the last and final moment is yours, and agony is your triumph!" I'm sorry, but… More