The Trial of the Chicago 7
In 1968, democracy refused to back down.
What was intended to be a peaceful protest at the 1968 Democratic National Convention turned into a violent clash with police and the National Guard. The organizers of the protest — including Abbie Hoffman, Jerry Rubin, Tom Hayden and Bobby Seale — were charged with conspiracy to incite a riot and the trial that followed was one of the most notorious in history.
ActorsStarring: Sacha Baron Cohen, Eddie Redmayne, Yahya Abdul-Mateen II, Jeremy Strong, Mark Rylance, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Michael Keaton, Frank Langella, John Carroll Lynch, Alex Sharp, John Doman, Ben Shenkman, J. C. MacKenzie, Danny Flaherty, Noah Robbins, Kelvin Harrison Jr., Caitlin Fitzgerald, Alice Kremelberg, Wayne Duvall, Damian Young, C.J. Wilson, Brady Jenness, Meghan Rafferty, Juliette Angelo, Brendan Burke, Tah von Allmen, Alan Metoskie, John Gawlik, Kevin O'Donnell, Gavin Haag, Tiffany Denise Hobbs, Steve Routman, Madison Nichols, John F. Carpenter, Larry Mitchell, Mike Geraghty, Mike Brunlieb, James Pravasilis, Vic Kuligoski, Brandon Fierro, Calvin Ticknor-Swanson, Gabrielle Perrea, Michelle Hurst, Tony Lawry, Kathleen Garrett, Matt LeFevour, Christian Litke, Max Adler, Michael Bassett, Shawn Parsons, Julian Hester, John Quilty, Kate Miller, Edward Fletcher, Blair Lewin, Jessica Wood, Steven Komito, Marco Lama, Ben Kass, Gabriel Franken, Ed Flynn, Alex Henderson, David Fierro, Sam Nelson Harris, Marlee Mendelson, Hana Chew, Ashley Trumbo, Allison Trumbo, Shane Skidmore, Jeffrey Yonkus, Maria Jacobson, Brendan Brown, Dan MacDonald, Keeley Morris, Thomas John Gallagher, Michael A. Dean, Elizabeth Holder
One of the best films of the year. “Chicago 7” is Aaron Sorkin playing his strength by balancing the high level of realistically gut punched dialogue heavy scenes in the trial moments, are met with the fury of the outside riot scenes that are as hard hitting as they are awesome (not the best word but that rock heavy drum, guitar riffing soundtrack blows it out of the proverbial park). Though there is a very slight lack of harshness and brutality in the truth of what had happened, with especially that really cheesy ending that honestly wasn’t meant to be there. 92/100