Chisholm '72: Unbought and Unbossed
Chisholm '72: Unbought and Unbossed (2004)

Brooklyn-based Congresswoman Shirley Chisholm made history when she vied for the presidency in 1972. In fact, Congresswoman Chisholm has represented a series of firsts: She was the first African-American woman elected to Congress and the… More

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Rated: Unrated
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Genre: Documentary
Release Date: January 18, 2004
DVD Release Date: March 1, 2005
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Critic Score: 86% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Ned Martel
New York Times

Avoids some hard questions: in her presidential campaign did she make mistakes in building relationships? Did she follow some ill-planned strategy or none at all?

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James Greenberg
Hollywood Reporter

Rather than seeming dated, Chisholm's moxie and commitment is a refreshing antidote to the opportunism and cynicism that rules the political roost today.

Dennis Harvey

Solid, straightforward docu should prove a durable broadcast and educational item for years to come.

David Sterritt
Christian Science Monitor

Hearing her speak her finely honed mind in unscripted, un-'handled' terms is worth the price of admission in itself.

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Melissa Anderson
Village Voice

Abundant archival footage of other contenders -- Edmund Muskie's breakdown in New Hampshire, a loopy Hubert Humphrey ad -- skillfully reinforces Chisholm as a refreshingly quixotic populist, running on fervor and indignation.

Brad Slager
Film Threat

Although many people may be aware that Shirley Chisholm was the first black woman to run for this country's Presidency what makes this film such a magnetic documentary is the details behind the campaign, and the woman.

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[font=Century Gothic]"Chisholm 72 - Unbought and Unbossed" is an interesting documentary about Shirley Chisholm's run for President in… More