22 March 2021
The Trial of the Chicago 7
The Trial of the Chicago 7
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2.5 out of 5 stars

  • The way the story hides itself to reveal who we are today is interesting.
  • The collective character of the story structure that does not indulge into any specific protagonist. (form and content!)
  • The direction is without ideas. The visual form of this film is fully disappointing and flat without any peak that would’ve made the film a lot more interesting.

Do we recommend it?

Yes and No.

Yes, because the film is written by a great screenwriter and you can notice that: dialogues, events, happenings and structural risks are all there and are different than most of the films we see today – especially in the context of the classic screenwriting.

No, because the film fails to convey any interest from the visual standpoint. If Sorkins’ pen is always clear, interesting and deep, his camera, at his second film as director, is dull, boring, flat and isn’t able to make anything worthwhile.

It’s a shame because this is a film that would like to communicate a lot about us in our current times, but it does so in a visual way that would result reactionary even in comparison with pictures of the beginning of 1900s.

At the bottom of the page you will find the trailer to decide for yourself whether to watch it or not.

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