Hi, I am Kabir and today I am going to review Aaron Sorkin‘s new masterpiece The Trial of the Chicago 7. The Trial of the Chicago 7 has a big ensemble cast of many talented actors who are at the peak of their careers, the cast includes Eddie Redmayne, Sacha Baron Cohen, Jeremy Strong, Yahya Abdul-Mateen II, Joseph Gordon Levitt, Mark Rylance, Frank Langella, Alex Sharp, John Carroll Lynch, and many more talented actors who have lend their acting skills to make this film a sight to behold. The Trial of the Chicago 7 is written and directed by none other than Aaron Sorkin, who is considered to be the best screenwriter working now, and quite simply he is my god.
The Trial of the Chicago 7 – Plot?
The Trial of the Chicago 7 follows the criminal trial against the Chicago 7 and it is based on the infamous trial of 1969 where 7 defendants were charged by the federal government with conspiracy to incite a riot and more. The seven defendants were Tom Hayden, Abbie Hoffman, Jerry Rubin, David Dellinger, Rennie Davis, Lee Weiner, John Froines, and Bobby Seale (He isn’t in the Chicago 7) who went to Chicago at the Democratic National Convention to protest the Vietnam War peacefully but things didn’t go as they had hoped.
The Trial of the Chicago 7 – Review?
The Trial of the Chicago 7 is the best movie of 2020 and in a true sense a genius film. The relevance of the film to the present time is not subtle, if you have followed the protests like Black Lives Matter and stood against police brutality this movie hits you hard. The Trial of the Chicago 7 is written and directed by Aaron Sorkin who has done an outstanding job in both areas (more in writing than directing). This movie has everything you would expect from an Aaron Sorkin film, with its fast-paced and snappy dialogue to getting under your skin with its character’s mindset.
The Trial of the Chicago 7 has the most wonderful cast and all of them have done an outstanding job in playing their parts. But Eddie Redmayne stood out as Tom Hayden who is arguably the lead of the movie with his excellent acting chops and his character is one of the most fascinating one in the sea of great characters. Sacha Baron Cohen and Jeremy Strong lend some comic relief to the movie and they are also great, Sacha Baron Cohen is one of the most under appreciated actor working in Hollywood right now even though he has proven his worth in many great pieces of cinema like Netflix’s The Spy or the best comedy movie ever Borat, Jeremy Strong is also great and you almost won’t believe he is Kendall Roy from HBO’s Succession. Frank Langella‘s Character as Judge Julius Hoffman is the most despicable one in the whole movie and we almost instantly hate him, because Frank Langella has put forth a wonderful performance alongside with Mark Rylance who plays William Kunstler the lawyer of the Chicago 7 with Ben Shenkman as Leonard Weinglass. We have a wonderful cameo from Michael Keaton and it would take at least ten thousand words to appreciate the whole cast’s great acting but I would like to name Yahya Abdul-Mateen II who also stood out as Bobby Seale (The Leader of the Black Panther Party), Joseph Gordon-Levitt as the Prosecutor Richard Schultz, Alex Sharp as Rennie Davis, and John Carroll Lynch as David Dellinger.
The Trial of the Chicago 7 gets you angry at the system that oppresses people, hell I am not even American and I was angry the whole time at the Judge, the prosecutor’s office, the police, and the government. The Trial of the Chicago 7 is an excellent movie and it doesn’t preach to you about politics it just tells you the facts in an entertaining way
The Trial of the Chicago 7 – 9.7/10
“If our blood is gonna flow, let it flow all over the city.”
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