Steal This Movie
Steal This Movie (2000)

Steal This Movie! is a dramatic account of the tumultuous life and times of Abbie Hoffman, one of the most visible and influential figures of America's 1960s counter-culture. (Its title was inspired by Hoffman's irreverent… More

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Rated: R
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Release Date: March 4, 2000
DVD Release Date: April 24, 2001
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Critic Score: 51% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: D'Onofrio's performance fails to do justice to Hoffman, and the depiction of the 60s also rings false.

Lou Lumenick
New York Post

Vincent D'Onofrio does capture Hoffman's charisma and nuttiness -- and he's the only reason to resist the temptation to skip this exasperating movie.

Henry Cabot Beck

For those who regarded Hoffman as the Bugs Bunny of radicalized Amerika, he wasn't the person played by Vincent D'Onofrio in Steal This Movie, good intentions notwithstanding.

Nell Minow
Common Sense Media

Abbie Hoffman biopic is unsatisfying.

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Bob Graham
San Francisco Chronicle

A committed cast but an awkward script and no budget for production niceties.

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J. Hoberman
Village Voice

D'Onofrio's blunderbuss performance obliterates whatever wit and charm Hoffman had.

Alex Sandell
Juicy Cerebellum

Very entertaining film based on a true story. Well worth stealing!

Kevin Thomas
Los Angeles Times

There might have been a better, more involving method of telling Hoffman's story, but it is expressed with a firm sense of commitment to accuracy and authenticity.

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Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times

Information enters the screen from too many directions ...This is distracting at first, but the movie smooths out and finds its rhythm, and the closing passages are quite moving.

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E! Online

While you may be inspired to get off your lazy ass and change the world, you'll still be left wondering who the real Abbie Hoffman was.

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Flixster Audience Score: 71% Flixster User Reviews
Melvin White
Steal This Movie is an interesting, captivating, and for the most part unknown biopic of Abbie Hoffman. I will watch anything Vincent D'Onorfio is in; no… More
Wahida K
This Movie caused me very bad headache.
Cynthia S.
Good movie based on the life of Abbie Hoffman. Most of it is told in flashbacks. A journalist is writing a piece on Abbie Hoffman, and through interviews with… More
Unknown Hobo
It pains me to give this movie two stars but as a great advocate for Abbie Hoffman and the Yippie movement in general, I cannot condone such an inaccurate… More

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