The Trial of the Chicago 7

The Trial of the Chicago 7

What was supposed to be a peaceful protest turned into a violent clash with the police. What followed was one of the most notorious trials in history.

  • Released: 2020-09-25
  • Runtime: 130 minutes
  • Genre: Drama, History
  • Stars: Eddie Redmayne, Sacha Baron Cohen, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Michael Keaton, Frank Langella, John Carroll Lynch, Mark Rylance, Alex Sharp, Yahya Abdul-Mateen II, Jeremy Strong, Noah Robbins, Danny Flaherty, Ben Shenkman, Kelvin Harrison Jr., Caitlin FitzGerald, Alice Kremelberg, J. C. MacKenzie, John Doman, 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, Lex Elle
  • Director: Aaron Sorkin
  • m-abtahi - 28 January 2024
    A Riveting Tale of Civil Rights and Justice
    Yesterday, I watched a truly beautiful film, "The Trial of the Chicago 7." It depicts the real-life story of young activists who, in 1968, brought their protest against the Vietnam War to Chicago. Their peaceful demonstration turns into a bloodshed as the police violently respond, leading to a government trial seeking their conviction.

    The film explores the conflict between civil rights and the reality of American courts and police. What a find in November! Aaron Sorkin is the writer and director, and it was released in 2020, later distributed to Netflix due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

    A Riveting Tale of Civil Rights and Justice.
  • name99-92-545389 - 11 February 2023
    It's an Aaron Sorkin movie; that says it all
    So you get exactly what you expect from Aaron Sorkin. Great dialog, superbly organized. Clever arguments with the occasional unexpected development. Politics that's as honest as you can expect from someone with a definite political view.

    Honestly I prefer non-political Sorkin (eg A Few Good Men, Sports Night, Studio 60) but even political (and thus too predictable) Sorkin is better than most dramatists. Can you imagine what he would have done with Nixon and Elvis instead of what we got?

    On the plus side, at least political Sorkin is not woke Sorkin. This is squarely the politics of the 60s presented as the politics of the 60s, not the usual attempt to retrodict the concerns of today onto the entire past of human history. Be grateful for small mercies!
  • SnoopyStyle - 17 April 2022
    compelling characters
    In the aftermath of the 1968 Democratic Party Convention in Chicago, eight men go on trial for inciting a riot.

    The cast is stellar and delivers compelling performances. Eddie Redmayne, Mark Rylance, and Sacha Baron Cohen are standouts. There are some questions about Aaron Sorkin's recounting of these real events. I would have preferred a more straight and faithful telling but he decides to do some standard reworking for dramatic purposes. On the other hand, Frank Langella may be playing the judge too narrow as the villain. It's a little funny with the names but at some point, it goes too far. All in all, these are great characters in a compelling story and that's all that is.
  • humandance1991 - 21 January 2022
    Good Political Movie
    Thank you so much for Americans and everyone loves peace around the world from being stop Vietnam War in that time.

    A comment and review from Vietnamese.