Guerrilla: The Taking of Patty Hearst
Guerrilla: The Taking of Patty Hearst (2004)

In 1974, young Patty Hearst became a media icon after she was kidnapped from her apartment by a group calling itself the Symbionese Liberation Army (SLA). At the time, Patty was an impressionable college student who happened to be the… More

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Rated: Unrated
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Release Date: November 26, 2004
DVD Release Date: September 27, 2005
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Critic Score: 87% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: Guerilla is a riveting documentary that chronicles in enlightening fashion the 1974 kidnapping of heiress Patty Hearst.

Terry Lawson
Detroit Free Press

A mostly compelling and exceedingly fair-minded look back at the case.

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Moira MacDonald
Seattle Times

A meticulous and often fascinating reconstruction of a chaotic time.

Lawrence Toppman
Charlotte Observer

British director Robert Stone takes a dispassionate look at this circus, and his retelling of events makes the situation more complicated than I remembered.

Tom Long
Detroit News

Fine as far as it goes -- a worthy lesson in counter-culture history and the rise of media hysteria.

Louis Proyect

Urban terrorism inspired by Robin Hood.

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Rich Cline
Shadows on the Wall

The footage is astonishing, revealing the events of 30 years ago and some scary truths about where the world is today.

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Colin Covert
Minneapolis Star Tribune

To misquote Buffalo Springfield, something was happening here; what it was ain't exactly clear.

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Matthew Turner

A gripping, thought-provoking film that works as both a thriller and a social document.

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Al Krulick
Orlando Weekly

Younger audiences will receive the kind of modern-history lesson that's never taught in school.

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