Film Review: Must See! On-Air Review of ‘The Trial of the Chicago 7’

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CHICAGO – Won’t you please come to Chicago. “The Trial of the Chicago 7” opens in theaters September 25, 2020. Patrick McDonald of HollywoodChicago.com, reviewed the film during the Eddie Volkman Show (Star 96.7 FM Joliet, Illinois).

HollywoodChicago.com Oscarman rating: 5.0/5.0
Rating: 5.0/5.0

The film is a re-enactment of the 1969 Chicago 7 trial, sometimes called the Chicago 8. The federal government, under the later disgraced Attorney General John Mitchell (William Hurt), rounded up all the folks that they targeted as agitators at the Democratic Convention in Chicago, August 1968. This included Abbie Hoffman (Oscar-level performance by Sacha Baron Cohen), Jerry Rubin (Jeremy Strong), Tom Hayden (Eddie Redmayne) and Bobby Seale (Yahya Abdul Mateen II). The film is written and directed by Oscar winner Aaron Sorkin.

“The Trial of the Chicago 7” is opening in theaters on September 25th. See local listings for details. Will stream through Netflix on October 16th. Featuring Sacha Baron Cohen, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Jeremy Strong, Eddie Redmayne, Yahya Abdul Mateen II, William Hurt, Frank Langella, and Michael Keaton. Written and directed by Aaron Sorkin. Rated “R”

StarClick here for Patrick McDonald’s full on-air review of “The Trial of the Chicago 7”

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The Trial of the Chicago 7
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StarClick here for Patrick McDonald’s full on-air review of “The Trial of the Chicago 7”

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