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The Weather Underground

The remarkable story of The Weather Underground, radical activists of the 1970s, and of radical politics at its best and most disastrous.
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The New York Times by A.O. Scott

This terrifically smart and solid piece of filmmaking lets the former Weathermen, now in their 50's and older, speak into the camera and reveal a bit of their personal histories as well as what the peace movement meant to them.
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New York Daily News by Jack Mathews

The documentary plays it down the middle, neither condemning nor romanticizing the political outlaws, but making sense of who they were and what they did.
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TV Guide Magazine by Ken Fox

It's curious that the filmmakers choose to end the story without reporting on Weatherwoman Kathy Boudin's involvement in an ill-fated 1981 robbery of a Brinks truck in New York State.
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New York Post by Lou Lumenick

Filmmakers Sam Green and Bill Siegel tend to shy from tough questions, allowing their subjects to wax nostalgic about bomb-throwing as yet another youthful folly of the '70s. That's tougher to swallow than some boomers' claims they didn't inhale.
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Chicago Sun-Times by Roger Ebert

Whether the protest movement hastened the end of the Vietnam War is hard to say, but it is likely that Lyndon Johnson's decision not to run for re-election was influenced by the climate it helped to create.
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Boston Globe by Ty Burr

Essential viewing for anyone who wants to know the roots -- and perils -- of modern political dissent.

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