COLUMN: Aaron Sorkin's 'The Trial of the Chicago 7' disappoints

COLUMN: Aaron Sorkin's 'The Trial of the Chicago 7' disappoints

I'm pretty sure I like Aaron Sorkin. While I haven't seen all the movies he's written, I've really liked most of the ones I've watched. “The Social Network” and “Steve Jobs” are two of my favorite movies of the last decade, and I even enjoyed “Molly's Game.”.

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'Trial Of The Chicago 7,' Now One Of Netflix's Most-Watched Movies, Is A Huge Loss For Paramount

'Trial Of The Chicago 7,' Now One Of Netflix's Most-Watched Movies, Is A Huge Loss For Paramount

The sale of Aaron Sorkin's Oscar-friendly crowdpleaser further diminishes Paramount as the home of what was once proudly a Paramount picture.

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The chilling part about 'The Trial of the Chicago 7'? It's all happening again in 2020 | Will Bunch

The chilling part about 'The Trial of the Chicago 7'? It's all happening again in 2020 | Will Bunch

The outrageous government behavior in Aaron Sorkin's new flick — assassinations, trumped-up charges against protesters — is happening right now.

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'The Trial of the Chicago 7' Review: Perfect for These Turbulent Times

'The Trial of the Chicago 7' Review: Perfect for These Turbulent Times

Oscar-winner Aaron Sorkin (The Social Network) flawlessly accomplished the tricky task of condensing a trial that lasted five months while also filling in the key backstories of eight pivotal characters over The Trial of the Chicago 7's two-hour running time.

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The Trial of the Chicago 7: Abbie Hoffman and Jerry Rubin Were the Martin and Lewis of the Radical Left

The Trial of the Chicago 7: Abbie Hoffman and Jerry Rubin Were the Martin and Lewis of the Radical Left

Aaron Sorkin's The Trial of the Chicago 7 brings low comedy to the high courts, and Jerry Rubin and Abbie Hoffman were the highest of the form.

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Review: 'The Trial of the Chicago 7' gets the Aaron Sorkin touch

Review: 'The Trial of the Chicago 7' gets the Aaron Sorkin touch

If anyone was born to make a film about the infamous federal trial surrounding the protests outside the 1968 Democratic National Convention, it's Aaron Sorkin. The grandstanding of the celebrity revolutionaries Abbie Hoffman and Tom Hayden, the clash of ...

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The Trial of the Chicago 7 - Review

The Trial of the Chicago 7 - Review

Even before Aaron Sorkin imbued the event with his patented wordsmithery, the trial of the Chicago 7 was a moment in American history rife with cinematic potential for the way it so clearly laid out a “David vs. Goliath” systemic inequity at the heart of the U.S. ...

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The Chicago 7: A timeline of the protests, the clashes, the trial and the fallout

The Chicago 7: A timeline of the protests, the clashes, the trial and the fallout

The Democratic National Convention was held in Chicago in August 1968, in the summer of a tumultuous year. The events of that month, and a subsequent court case, are the.

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The Trial of the Chicago 7 Review: An Exciting Ensemble Piece That Hinges On Its Narrative Tension

The Trial of the Chicago 7 Review: An Exciting Ensemble Piece That Hinges On Its Narrative Tension

In a time when America is facing all sorts of political shenanigans leading up to the 2020 presidential election, Aaron Sorkin's new film couldn't have.

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Aaron Sorkin's film The Trial of the Chicago 7 — a timely slice of history

Aaron Sorkin's film The Trial of the Chicago 7 — a timely slice of history

In 2007 the film director Steven Spielberg requested a meeting with the hotshot screenwriter Aaron Sorkin, who at that point had hit Hollywood films to his name — A Few Good Men and The American.

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The Trial of the Chicago 7: based on real events?

The Trial of the Chicago 7: based on real events?

The recently released new Netflix film “The Trial of the Chicago 7” has left its viewers with umpteen number of questions. The uncanny resemblance of the events unfolded in the movie with the recent occurances of the Trump Era has left the audience baffled.

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Review: 'The Trial Of The Chicago 7'

Review: 'The Trial Of The Chicago 7'

The timing couldn't be much better for The Trial of the Chicago 7 to arrive on Netflix, and quite literally, “the whole world is watching.” Our political climate and sense of justice are as warped as ever, and our trust in our institutions, such as government and law ...

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'Chicago 7' is perfect movie for troubled times

'Chicago 7' is perfect movie for troubled times

It comes along in the wake of the massive Black Lives Matter protests in America at a time when the US is once again divided over how to characterize and react to these protests.

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The True Story Behind The Trial of the Chicago 7

The True Story Behind The Trial of the Chicago 7

Aaron Sorkin's The Trial of the Chicago 7 dramatizes the infamous trial of anti-Vietnam war activists who demonstrated at the 1968 Democratic National Convention.

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The Trial of the Chicago 7: Who was Abbie Hoffman played by Sacha Baron Cohen? What happened to him after the ...

The Trial of the Chicago 7: Who was Abbie Hoffman played by Sacha Baron Cohen? What happened to him after the ...

Who is Abbie Hoffman from Netflix's The Trial of the Chicago 7? Here is what you need to know about the anti-Vietnam War activist.

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Eddie Redmayne Explains Why 'The Trial of the Chicago 7' Is So Timely

Eddie Redmayne Explains Why 'The Trial of the Chicago 7' Is So Timely

Eddie Redmayne tells us what it was really like working with Aaron Sorkin on The Trial of the Chicago 7 after being a fan for so many years.

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Rennie Davis Applauds The Trial of the Chicago Seven...With Mixed Feelings

Rennie Davis Applauds The Trial of the Chicago Seven...With Mixed Feelings

Aaron Sorkin's new film, now on Netflix, strays from history but makes timely commentary in 2020.

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Aaron Sorkin Sorkinizes the radical left in Netflix's 'Trial of the Chicago 7'

Aaron Sorkin Sorkinizes the radical left in Netflix's 'Trial of the Chicago 7'

The new film is well structured, witty, and eminently watchable, but it also further reveals a filmmaker confused about the limits of performing one's civic duty.

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Separating fact from fiction in Netflix's 'The Trial of the Chicago 7'

Separating fact from fiction in Netflix's 'The Trial of the Chicago 7'

Aaron Sorkin loves himself some drama. It can make for a gripping story even when he's tackling a subject that isn't based in fiction, as we saw in The Social Network. But that pursuit of dramatic tension can also lead to divergences away from what actually ...

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'The Trial of the Chicago 7' movie review: A spectacular white-knuckle thrill ride

'The Trial of the Chicago 7' movie review: A spectacular white-knuckle thrill ride

Aaron Sorkin's writing and the absolutely brilliant performances by the ensemble cast make this legal drama a riveting watch.

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Is The Trial of Chicago 7's Bobby Seale Based on a Real Person? Where is He Now?

Is The Trial of Chicago 7's Bobby Seale Based on a Real Person? Where is He Now?

If you've already seen 'The Trial of Chicago 7,' then you'd be quite familiar with the only black defendant on the team – Bobby Seale. Played by Yahya Abdul-Mateen II on screen, he is one character that really signifies the importance of the Civil Rights ...

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11 Movies Like The Trial of the Chicago 7 That'll Have You Saying, "Order in the Court!"

11 Movies Like The Trial of the Chicago 7 That'll Have You Saying, "Order in the Court!"

Aaron Sorkin's The Trial of the Chicago 7 is full of brilliant performances from the entire ensemble - although, Jeremy Strong and Sacha Baron Cohen are standouts as Jerry Rubin and Abbie Hoffman, respectively.

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Upsetting Timely 'Trial of the Chicago 7' Is the Week's Best New Movie

Upsetting Timely 'Trial of the Chicago 7' Is the Week's Best New Movie

This is a preview of our pop culture newsletter The Daily Beast's Obsessed, written by senior entertainment reporter Kevin Fallon. To receive the full newsletter in your inbox each week, sign up for it here. This week: Can't deal with these pandemic TV shows.

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MVP from The Trial of the Chicago 7

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Trial of the Chicago 7 on Netflix: Where are the real-life players now?

Trial of the Chicago 7 on Netflix: Where are the real-life players now?

Abbie Hoffman, Jerry Rubin, Tom Hayden and the rest. The Chicago Seven came together to protest the war in the 1960s. Here's what happened to the characters in Aaron Sorkin's film.

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Netflix's 'Trial of the Chicago 7' is very Aaron Sorkin. But at least it's not 'The Newsroom.'

Netflix's 'Trial of the Chicago 7' is very Aaron Sorkin. But at least it's not 'The Newsroom.'

It has been generally accepted in progressive circles that the idealized neoliberalism of the late 1990s has aged poorly. Creator Aaron Sorkin's excessively sentimental “West Wing” is the poster child for this sea change, aided by his failures since. “Studio 60 ...

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Notes On The Season: How Oscar Can Save The Industry; Plus, Aaron Sorkin On Saving Our Democracy

Notes On The Season: How Oscar Can Save The Industry; Plus, Aaron Sorkin On Saving Our Democracy

Aaron Sorkin's The Trial Of The Chicago 7 begins streaming today on Netflix after a small theatrical run in theatres that are open around the country , not LA or NY obviously, and receptive to playing it. In a conversation I had with its Oscar winning ...

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A Guide to Each Member of the Chicago 7 and What Happened to Them

A Guide to Each Member of the Chicago 7 and What Happened to Them

Get to know Abbie Hoffman, Jerry Rubin, and more of The Chicago 7 — plus, what happened to them.

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'The Trial of the Chicago 7' Fact Check: Did Abbie Hoffman and Jerry Rubin Really Wear Judge Robes to Court?

'The Trial of the Chicago 7' Fact Check: Did Abbie Hoffman and Jerry Rubin Really Wear Judge Robes to Court?

Aaron Sorkin's "The Trial of the Chicago 7" tells the story of the anti-Vietnam War riots during the 1968 Democratic Convention.

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A Guide to Each Member of the Chicago 7 and What Happened to Them

A Guide to Each Member of the Chicago 7 and What Happened to Them

Get to know Abbie Hoffman, Jerry Rubin, and more of The Chicago 7 — plus, what happened to them.

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'The Trial of the Chicago 7': What Happened to Abbie Hoffman, Bobby Seale, and the Other Defendants After the Trial?

'The Trial of the Chicago 7': What Happened to Abbie Hoffman, Bobby Seale, and the Other Defendants After the Trial?

"The Trial of the Chicago 7" doesn't tell the whole story. Here's what happened to the Chicago 7 (originally the Chicago 8) after the trial.

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Netflix's The Trial of the Chicago 7 showcases the best and worst of Aaron Sorkin

Netflix's The Trial of the Chicago 7 showcases the best and worst of Aaron Sorkin

Sacha Baron Cohen and Eddie Redmayne lead the ensemble cast of West Wing and The Social Network writer Aaron Sorkin's new film about the protests at the 1968 Democratic National Convention. Streaming on Netflix now.

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With "The Trial of the Chicago 7" we get a history of civil disobedience that's very relevant today

With "The Trial of the Chicago 7" we get a history of civil disobedience that's very relevant today

Aaron Sorkin's anti-war era courtroom circus lets Sacha Baron Cohen, Eddie Redmayne & Yayha Abdul-Mateen II shine.

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What You Need to Know About 'The Trial of the Chicago 7'

What You Need to Know About 'The Trial of the Chicago 7'

Aaron Sorkin's Netflix film dramatizes the notorious 1969 political trial with many players. Use this guide to understand the people and the issues at stake.

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Shooting 'The Trial of the Chicago 7' to the Rhythm of Aaron Sorkin's Layered Script

Shooting 'The Trial of the Chicago 7' to the Rhythm of Aaron Sorkin's Layered Script

Cinematographer Phedon Papamichael shot the courtroom scenes in large-format and the riot like a documentary with two hand-held cameras.

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Who's Who in The Trial of the Chicago 7: A Character Guide

Who's Who in The Trial of the Chicago 7: A Character Guide

A guide to the real stories behind Aaron Sorkin's hippies, yippies, prosecutors, protesters, undercover cops, and more.

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Whole Lotta Sorkin Goin' On

Whole Lotta Sorkin Goin' On

Netflix's The Trial of the Chicago 7 is, like most things Aaron Sorkin has written (and in this case he directed it also), zippy, smart, and fun, with the usual unmistakable left-wing agenda. You ought to know by now whether you enjoy Sorkin's work, and if you do, ...

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Aaron Sorkin on Why It Was Crucial to Meet Tom Hayden and Shoot on Location for 'Trial of the Chicago 7'

Aaron Sorkin on Why It Was Crucial to Meet Tom Hayden and Shoot on Location for 'Trial of the Chicago 7'

Aaron Sorkin on Making 'Trial of Chicago 7' and the importance of filming on location in Grant Park, Chicago.

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'The Trial of the Chicago 7': The Sixties Told in Sorkinese

'The Trial of the Chicago 7': The Sixties Told in Sorkinese

Aaron Sorkin's The Trial of the Chicago 7, which is now streaming on Netflix, has the benefit of good timing. The movie, as is clear from its title, is taking on the notorious legal battle waged against the so-called “Chicago Seven,” a disjointed crew of ...

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Aaron Sorkin's New Film Is the Right Story for This Moment

Aaron Sorkin's New Film Is the Right Story for This Moment

Netflix's The Trial of the Chicago 7 is a departure for the writer and director, who often indulges in misty-eyed idealism for American institutions.

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The Trial of the Chicago 7 Review: Energetic, Stylish & Powerfully Acted

The Trial of the Chicago 7 Review: Energetic, Stylish & Powerfully Acted

8.5/10. Cast: Sacha Baron Cohen as Abbie Hoffman. Eddie Redmayne as Tom Hayden. Joseph Gordon-Levitt as Richard Schultz. Yahya Abdul-Mateen II as Bobby Seale. Michael Keaton as Ramsey Clark. Frank Langella as Judge Julius Hoffman.

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The Trial of the Chicago 7: Who is in the cast of Aaron Sorkin's new movie?

The Trial of the Chicago 7: Who is in the cast of Aaron Sorkin's new movie?

The Trial of the Chicago 7 features a star-studded cast, including Borat's Sacha Baron Cohen and Fantastic Beasts' Eddie Redmayne.

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What is the Trial of the Chicago 7 true story?

What is the Trial of the Chicago 7 true story?

On March 20, 1969 eight defendants were brought before a grand jury, charged under the anti-riot provisions of Title X of the Civil Rights Act of 1968. Those defendants were Abbie Hoffman (played by Sacha Baron Cohen in the film), Jerry Rubin (Jeremy ...

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Derek Lawrence Lauds the Cast of Aaron Sorkin's Apt New Film 'The Trial of the Chicago 7'

Derek Lawrence Lauds the Cast of Aaron Sorkin's Apt New Film 'The Trial of the Chicago 7'

EW Associate Editor, Derek Lawrence, discusses the relevancy of Aaron Sorkin's new film, 'The Trial of the Chicago 7,' the movie's remarkable ensemble, and more!

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Column: Few complaints with the 'Chicago 7' movie, but it was all different when I was there

Column: Few complaints with the 'Chicago 7' movie, but it was all different when I was there

The Tribune's Rick Kogan was there during the 1968 Democratic National Convention, and in the courtroom some days during the trial of the Chicago 7. Let's just say that Aaron Sorkin spins a good yarn.

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Aaron Sorkin directs an all-star cast in The Trial of the Chicago 7

Aaron Sorkin directs an all-star cast in The Trial of the Chicago 7

Aaron Sorkin directs Sacha Baron Cohen, Eddie Redmayne, Jeremy Strong, Joseph Gordon-Levitt and more in The Trial of the Chicago 7.

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Aaron Sorkin's Star-Studded New Movie Is Now On Netflix

Aaron Sorkin's Star-Studded New Movie Is Now On Netflix

Aaron Sorkin's new movie The Trial of the Chicago 7 is available to stream on Netflix now and get a load of the cast. Here are just some of the names that feature: Yahya Abdul-Mateen II, Sacha Baron Cohen, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Michael Keaton, Frank ...

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The Trial of the Chicago 7 Is a Riveting Movie. But the True Story Is Even More Dramatic

The Trial of the Chicago 7 Is a Riveting Movie. But the True Story Is Even More Dramatic

Aaron Sorkin's new movie depicts the 1969 Chicago Seven trial, in which eight anti-Vietnam war activists were charged with conspiring to incite a riot at the Democratic National Convention.

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The Casting Of Netflix's Trial of the Chicago 7 Is Spot On

The Casting Of Netflix's Trial of the Chicago 7 Is Spot On

In 1968, the Democratic National Convention was overshadowed by a massive civilian demonstration miles away from the International Amphitheater where it was being held. On the streets of Chicago, civilians engaged in passionate protests against ...

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'It Had Racism, A Police Riot And An Egocentric President': Lawyer Danny Greenberg On Book 'Trial Of The Chicago 7'

'It Had Racism, A Police Riot And An Egocentric President': Lawyer Danny Greenberg On Book 'Trial Of The Chicago 7'

(CBS Local)– It's been over 50 years since anti-Vietnam War protesters were arrested and put on trial for conspiring to start a riot at the 1968 Democratic National Convention in Chicago. The infamous court case involving activists such as Abbie Hoffman, ...

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The Trial of the Chicago 7 Review

The Trial of the Chicago 7 Review

The Trial of the Chicago 7 is now streaming on Netflix. Even before Aaron Sorkin imbued the event with his patented wordsmithery, the trial of the Chicago 7 was a moment in American history rife with cinematic potential for the way it so clearly laid out a ...

6 days ago

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