The Weather Underground
The Weather Underground (2002)

Sam Green and Bill Siegel's documentary about a radical group whose stated goal was the violent overthrow of the U.S. government details a valuable chapter in the history of the '60s protest movement and leftism in America. The… More

Rated: Unrated
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Release Date: January 1, 2002
DVD Release Date: May 25, 2004
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Critic Score: 91% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: Fascinating documentary about the militant Weathermen.

Robert Denerstein
Denver Rocky Mountain News

If names such as Bernadine Dohrn, Bill Ayers, Mark Rudd, Naomi Jaffe and Brian Flanagan mean nothing to you, you'll definitely want to see the thought-provoking documentary, The Weather Underground.

Erik Lundegaard
Seattle Times

Whose side the documentarians are on is never clear -- in a muddy rather than an ambiguous way. Did anyone die from the Weathermen's bombings? We don't find out here.

Jay Antani
Cinema Writer

a history lesson that takes us on a lacerating journey from the '60s anti-war movements to their emotional ripple effects in the modern-day

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Lisa Kennedy
Denver Post

The Weather Underground leaves the viewer with many questions. To the filmmakers' credit, most of them are the right and urgent ones to ask.

Gary Dowell
Dallas Morning News

An eye-opening look at idealism taken to extremes during one of the most turbulent periods of American history.

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Pablo Villaça
Cinema em Cena

Um olhar interessante sobre um período conturbado e incrivelmente rico no cenário da militância política entre os jovens norte-americanos: a década de 70.

James Adams
Globe and Mail

Directors Sam Green and Bill Siegel expertly limn the forces that gave rise to Weatherman and clearly sympathize with the group's motivations. At the same time, they don't stint on Weatherman's follies.

Jeff Strickler
Minneapolis Star Tribune

A remarkable journey.

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Proves to those few of us who try to see both sides of an argument that evil is a mere perception.

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"The Explosive Story Of America's Most Notorious Radicals." The Weather Underground is a really interesting and absorbing documentary that… More
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Informative, disturbing documentary about a time of great upheaval in the USA, and a group of misguided people who chose the wrong direction to try and make a… More