April 20, 2008

...Chicago 10 (2007)

Even at about 90 minutes, Chicago 10 still seems too long. The story of the trial of the Chicago 7 (and Bobby Seale) as told using trial transcripts, archival footage and animation may be innovative but becomes old when characterization and emotion are woefully neglected. And, although I assume the two lawyers make up the difference between the Chicago 8 and the titular 10, it's a might pretentious of the filmmakers to not point this out in the movie.

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