The Trial of the Chicago 7

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The story of 7 people on trial stemming from various charges surrounding the uprising at the 1968 Democratic National Convention in Chicago, Illinois.


  • Eddie Redmayne
  • Alex Sharp
  • Sacha Baron Cohen
  • Jeremy Strong
  • John Carroll Lynch
  • Yahya Abdul-Mateen
  • Mark Rylance
  • Joseph Gordon-Levitt
  • Ben Shenkman
  • Frank Langella

Atom User Reviews

5.0 out of 5


Oct 14, 2020

It advances no cutting-edge ideas and pushes no cinematic boundaries. But watching it at a moment when the majority of the population is moving leftward while our institutions are held hostage by a far-right minority — and when police violence continues, unchecked and unprosecuted, in the streets — provides the vicarious pleasure of watching a bunch of hyperarticulate progressives speak truth to power, and it feels pretty damn good, even if they do all talk a lot like Aaron Sorkin.

Metacritic review by Dana Stevens
Dana Stevens
Sep 24, 2020

Sorkin has made a movie that's gripping, illuminating and trenchant, as erudite as his best work and always grounded first and foremost in story and character.

Metacritic review by David Rooney
David Rooney
The Hollywood Reporter
Sep 24, 2020

This courtroom drama has its florid excesses, but a fine cast (combined with Sorkin’s indefatigable enthusiasm for electric, shamelessly proselytising entertainment) sell the commentary at this still-relevant story’s centre.

Tim Grierson
Screen Daily