Sacco and Vanzetti
Sacco and Vanzetti (2007)

"Sacco and Vanzetti" tells the story of Nicola Sacco and Bartolomeo Vanzetti, two Italian immigrant anarchists who were accused of a murder in 1920, and executed in Boston in 1927 after a notoriously prejudiced trial. It is the… More

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Rated: Unrated
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Genre: Documentary
Release Date: March 30, 2007
DVD Release Date: August 21, 2007
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Critic Score: 86% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Michael Wilmington
Chicago Tribune

Nicola Sacco, Bartolomeo Vanzetti, and the incredible firestorm of outrage generated by their criminal trials have been largely neglected in recent years, but Peter Miller's absolutely engrossing documentary Sacco and Vanzetti brings it all back.

Jack Mathews
New York Daily News

Miller's film shows how quickly Americans facing perceived foreign threats are willing to ignore basic liberties. Sound familiar?

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Cole Smithey

A long-held cause celebre for leftists the world over, the story of immigrant activists Sacco & Vanzetti is told in Peter Miller's rote documentary as a reference point for the way immigrants are still mistreated in America.

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Matt Zoller Seitz
New York Times

The meat-and-potatoes style of Sacco and Vanzetti seems less a failure of imagination than a means of putting in the foreground its intriguing subject matter.

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Ronnie Scheib

[Pic] does a superb job of condensing an overwhelming mass of documentation, archival imagery and artistic representation into a concise yet passionate history lesson whose relevance could not be timelier.

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Ted Murphy
Murphy's Movie Reviews

Surprisingly, this is the first nonfiction film to tackle the subject and Miller manages to find the parallels to contemporary times without being too pedantic or heavy-handed.

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V.A. Musetto
New York Post

Miller, a New Yorker, uses archival footage, dramatized readings and talking heads, including Sacco's niece and a neighbor of Vanzetti's, to get his point across.

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J. Hoberman
Village Voice

Only 81 minutes long, Sacco and Vanzetti is packed with information.

Andy Klein
Los Angeles CityBeat

But even those who might feel that the movie presents a one-sided view of the evidence would have to admit that the trial was a travesty.

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Randy Tippy
A solid documentary about one of the worst miscarriages of justice in American history.
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[font=Century Gothic]"Sacco & Vanzetti" is an informative documentary about Nicola Sacco and Bartolomeo Vanzetti, two immigrants and anarchists… More