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Chicago 10
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DVD Features:

  • Rated: R
  • Run Time: 1 hours, 30 minutes
  • Video: Color
  • Released: August 26, 2008
  • Originally Released: 2008
  • Label: Paramount
  • Encoding: Region 1 (USA & Canada)
  • Packaging: Keep Case
  • Aspect Ratio: Letterbox - 1.85
  • Aspect Ratio: Widescreen - 1.85
  • Audio:
    • Dolby Digital - English

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Entertainment Reviews:

Certified Fresh81%

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AUDIENCE SCORE
User Ratings: 2,702
It's a fresh and important new take on one of the most tumultuous periods in American history.
Ebert & Roeper
Mar 3, 2008
Rating: 2/4 -- Given the filmmaker's privileged perspective of hindsight, to notconsider the real-world repercussions of their theater, to not connect the dots between 1968 and 2008 is a squandered opportunity. Full Review
Philadelphia Inquirer
Mar 14, 2008
Chicago 10 isn't perfect, but is required viewing for anyone who wasn't around at the time, if only as a reminder of the effectiveness of citizen action. Full Review
San Diego Metropolitan
Oct 18, 2008
Chicago 10 is definitely worth a look for skeptics young and old. Full Review
East Bay Express
Apr 28, 2011
Rating: 3/4 -- A vibrant, unconventional documentary about the conspiracy trial of the so-called inciters of the riots that occurred during the 1968 Democratic National Convention. Full Review
Denver Post
Apr 4, 2008
Rating: 7/10 -- Morgan is more interested in recreating the confusing experience of living through those times than in evaluating them in a perspective informed by 40 years of hindsight. Full Review
Playback:stl
Sep 19, 2008
CHICAGO 10 is well worth seeing....A good half of the film is devoted extraordinary footage of the four days of rage that spawned the trial. -- Grade: B
Entertainment Weekly
Mar 7, 2008

Product Description:

Brett Morgen follows up his dazzling THE KID STAYS IN THE PICTURE with another daring, inventive work of nonfiction. CHICAGO 10 tells the raucous story of the trial that resulted after the tumultuous Democratic Convention in Chicago in 1968. During the convention, a group of Yippies and other confrontationists pulled off a series of sit-ins and pranks that led to an eruption of violence. The result was a trial that simultaneously amused, thrilled, and challenged the nation and our notions of freedom. The supposed leaders of these insurrections became defendants, who used their position in the spotlight to further provoke the powers-that-be. They included Abbie Hoffman, Jerry Rubin, Bobby Seale, David Dellinger, Tom Hayden, Rennie Davis, John Froines, and Lee Weiner.

In addition to providing a solid historical context using stock footage of actual events, Morgen takes Rubin's claim that the trial was a cartoon to a literal level by recreating the trial's most infamous moments in full-blown animation. Famous voices (Hank Azaria, Nick Nolte, Dylan Baker, Mark Ruffalo, Roy Scheider, Jeffrey Wright, Liev Schrieber) provide the energetic dialogue that brings these scenes to electrifying life. Morgen also uses a sonic onslaught of aggressive modern pop music (Eminem, Beastie Boys, Rage Against the Machine) to remind younger viewers that at the time, these were the voices of genuine anti-authority. CHICAGO 10 works as an invigorating history lesson that aims to wake viewers up and remind them of their ability to help determine where American society is headed.

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Product Info

  • Sales Rank: 42,877
  • UPC: 097368926844
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