This Revolution
This Revolution (2006)

Filmmaker and activist Stephen Marshall, creator of the video news magazine Channel Zero and founder of Guerilla News Network, blends fiction with reality in this feature, shot in part during the 2004 Republican National Convention. Jake… More

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Rated: R
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Release Date: January 24, 2006
DVD Release Date: January 2, 2007
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Critic Score: 18% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
J. R. Jones
Chicago Reader

The fusion of fiction and independent journalism adds to the complexity of a story that exposes the 'news' as a narrative cowritten by the government and the TV networks.

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Robert Koehler

As any revolutionary knows, there's a big leap between theory and practice, and that leap proves too much for tyro helmer Stephen Marshall's This Revolution.

Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews

Its fiction tale is shrill, lifeless and uninteresting.

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Anita Gates
New York Times

Stephen Marshall's admirable but unfocused new film is set in New York City during the 2004 Republican National Convention.

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James Greenberg
Hollywood Reporter

It's the kind of engaged, political filmmaking that is rarely seen today, and it's a welcome and powerful addition to the canon.

Maitland McDonagh
TV Guide

Marshall's ambitions are admirable, but he falls short when it comes to wrapping the message in credible, compelling drama.

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V.A. Musetto
New York Post

Marshall says he was inspired by the Haskell Wexler cult classic Medium Cool, filmed at the infamous 1968 Democratic convention in Chicago. He has a lot to learn before he'll be anywhere near Wexler.

Ben Kenigsberg
Village Voice

Director Stephen Marshall is more activist than film theorist, prone to editorializing ('I'm certainly not going to sacrifice profits,' one journalist character sneers) without the equivalent of Wexler's formal rigor.

David Sterritt
Christian Science Monitor

It's a pity that such vital, thought-provoking material has been rendered so lifeless and inauthentic on the screen.

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I found this film to be provocative and thought-provoking despite some radical conspiracy theories prevalent in the film. It is mainly set during the… More